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Converging technologies for micro systems manufacturing

Objective

The objective of the project COTECH is to investigate new approaches of µ-manufacturing based on advanced technology convergence processes and to propose hybrid solutions for high added value cost effective µ-manufacturing emerging applications. The main goals of COTECH are to develop: (1) µ-replication technologies underpinned by emerging tool-making technologies for processing multi-material components and creating: a) 3D µ-components using high throughput multi-material µ-injection moulding with sub-µm resolution; b) 2D µ-components using direct multi-material hot or UV embossing with a sub-200nm resolution. (2) Radically new replication convergent technologies combining the capabilities of µ-injection or embossing to a complementary activation step to create intelligent devices in a single process step: a) Hybrid processes based on µ-injection moulding using modules of e.g coating and compression injection moulding, to provide functionality to µ-devices, such as active coatings and combination of micro and nano features in a single step; b) Ultimately the hybrid processes based on µ-injection with embossing will be validated. This will offer a very high throughput multimaterial µ-injection that will enable the fabrication of 3D high aspect ratio µ-parts, complemented by an embossing step to allow ultra precise 2D features. (3) Global process chains with increased MTBF (50%) and fabrication of high quality products. This requires innovative non-destructive inspection solutions and simulation models. (4) High added value µ-devices with advanced functionalities. COTECH proposes to validate industrially the new technology convergence processes with 8 demonstrators representing the most emergent industrial sectors (transport, biomedical, energy). The expected market for the industry exceeds 1 Billion €. COTECH will also address the problem of knowledge fragmentation by activating a polymer µ-manufacturing sub-platform as support to MINAM.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/coating and films
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2007-LARGE-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

FOTEC FORSCHUNGS- UND TECHNOLOGIETRANSFER GMBH
Address
Viktor Kaplan-strasse 2
2700 Wiener Neustadt
Austria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 564 049,88
Administrative Contact
Gerhard Pramhas (Dr.)

Participants (24)

FUNDACION TEKNIKER
Spain
EU contribution
€ 429 455,20
Address
Calle Inaki Goenaga 5
20600 Eibar Guipuzcoa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Koldo Zubizarreta (Mr.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 439 983
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ib Misfeldt (Mr.)
ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 448 911
Address
Fahnenbergplatz
79098 Freiburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Holger Reinecke (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY OF BRADFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 449 090,37
Address
Richmond Road
BD7 1DP Bradford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sheila Fry (Ms.)
CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 306 397,80
Address
Newport Road 30-36
CF24 ODE Cardiff
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nick Bodycombe (Mr.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 255 024,09
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Pieter Bolt (Dr.)
WITTMANN BATTENFELD GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 234 636,95
Address
Wiener Neustadter Strasse 81
2542 Kottingbrunn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ilse Goldberger (Ms.)
SARIX SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 162 175,14
Address
Via Ai Molini 22
6616 Losone
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Angelo Quadroni (Mr.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 449 915,33
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Yves Hussenot (Mr.)
ALICONA IMAGING GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 143 026,56
Address
Dr Auner Strasse 21A
8074 Raaba
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Manfred Prantl (Dr.)
HEPTAGON OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 169 680
Address
Siltasaarenkatu 18-20 A
00530 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Markus Rossi (Dr.)
BE INNOVATIVE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 135 603,77
Address
Zulpicher Strasse 353
50937 Koln
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Josef Jansen (Dr.)
CENTRO RICERCHE PLAST-OPTICA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 190 163,85
Address
Via Jacopo Linussio 1
33020 Amaro
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maria Onida (Dr.)
ATHERM
France
EU contribution
€ 87 457,19
Address
Rue Charles Morel 1
38420 Domene
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Luce Pelissard (Ms.)
GEMA MEDICAL SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 145 675,20
Address
Poligono Industrial Cadesbank, Calle Del Segre Naves 6-7 6-7
08291 Ripollet
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fernando Ajates (Mr.)
EUROORTODONCIA S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 151 590
Address
Calle Aeronautica 18-20
28923 Alcorcon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alberto Cervera (Dr.)
Greiner Bio-One GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 109 368
Address
Maybachstrasse 2
72636 Frickenhausen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lutz Staemmler (Dr.)
Autodesk
France
EU contribution
€ 76 446
Address
Quai Panhard Et Levassor 89
75013 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Yannick Moret (Mr.)
MICRO SYSTEMS (UK) LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 185 738,96
Address
101 Golbourne Enterprise Park 101
WA3 3GR Warrington
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paul Glendenning (Mr.)
PLASTIPOLIS
France
EU contribution
€ 68 623
Address
180 Rue Pierre Et Marie Curie Maison Des Entreprises
01115 Bellignat
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Patrick Vuillermoz (Dr.)
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 317 404,51
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rolf Brannath (Mr.)
AYMING
France
EU contribution
€ 191 530
Address
185 Avenue Des Gresillons
92622 Gennevilliers Cedex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ana Valcarcel (Dr.)
FACHHOCHSCHULE WIENER NEUSTADT FUR WIRTSCHAFT UND TECHNIK GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 38 949,20
Address
Johannes Gutenbergstrasse 3
2700 Wiener Neustadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hans-Anton Mohoritsch (Mr.)
Sonion A/S
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 249 105
Address
Byleddet 12-14
4000 Roskilde
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martin Bondo