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Final Report - 4M (Multi-Material Micro Manufacture: Technologies and Applications)

Project ID: 500274
Funded under: FP6-NMP


This is the final report for the 4M project. The existing imbalance between the ease with which batch-fabricated micro components and microsystems can be produced in silicon compared to the difficulties and the costs associated with their manufacture in other materials limits the speed with which new based-based products are introduced into the market. At the same time to broaden the range of these products and multiply their capabilities require the introduction of new materials and processes that are reasonably compatible with IC-based, batch-fabrication processes.

The main aim of 4M was to develop Micro- and nano-technology (MNT) for the batch-manufacture of micro- components and devices in a variety of materials into user-friendly production equipment, processes and manufacturing platforms for incorporation into the factory of the future.

Their final report is a detailed study of their research and a breadth and depth of technologies for multi-material micro manufacture were studied to identify mismatches between current and future application requirements and manufacturing capabilities. A number of achievements and recommendations are also delivered in the project.

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