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Hybrid ultra-precision manufacturing process based on positional- and self-assembly for complex micro-products

Objective

Today, emerging highly complex micro-devices with applications in mechanics, electronics, biological engineering, microfluidics and IT request ultra precision manufacturing processes. HYDROMEL's first objective is to develop the tomorrow's high precision flexible and cost-effective manufacturing process for complex micro-products including emerging products that cannot be synthesised through one-shot processes. HYDROMEL will aim at developing a new versatile 3D automated production system with a positioning accuracy of 100 nm for complex micro-devices. Based on ultra precision robots improved by the innovative knowledge-based self-assembly technology, this groundbreaking combination will participate in the massive production of high-added value strategic and emerging micro-products.The combination of positional assembly - where objects are mechanically manipulated and positioned one by one - and self-assembly -where objects arrange themselves into ordered structures by physical or chemical interactions- has never been achieved at the industrial scale and, as a consequence, will be a new and flexible production concept permitting the development of a fully innovating hybrid automated tool for assembly of micro-products. Relying on the latest scientific developments in robotics and self-assembly, HYDROMEL's academic and R&D partners will make possible the availability of a hybrid/self-assembly technology in Europe at an industrial scale, which will be radically new and will push Europe as leader in the field of high added value micro-products manufacturing. Thanks to the flexibility of the process, HYDROMEL will be capable of meeting requirements in wide range of applications and, as a consequence, dynamize existing markets and open new ones to generate employment. Increase of European competitiveness in the following strategic markets will be targeted: mechanics, electronics, biological engineering, microfluidics and IT.

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-NMP-NI-4
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CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE S.A.
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AUSTRIAN RESEARCH CENTERS GMBH - ARC
Austria
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Tech Gate Vienna, Donau-city-straße 1
Wien

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CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE (CNRS)
France
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3-5 Rue Michel Ange
Paris

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FIDIA S.P.A.
Italy
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Corso Lombardia 11
San Mauro Torinese (To)

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SARL BIOPREDIC INTERNATIONAL
France
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Rue Jean Pecker 8-18
Rennes

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BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Bulgaria
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15 Noemvri 1
Sofia

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CARL VON OSSIETZKY UNIVERSITAET OLDENBURG - UNIVERSITY OF OLDENBURG
Germany
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Ammerländer Heerstrasse 114-118
Oldenburg

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EIDGENOESSISCHE MATERIALPRUEFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT - SWISS FEDERAL LABORATORIES FOR MATERIALS TESTING AND RESEARCH
Switzerland
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Ueberlandstrasse 129
Duebendorf

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NASCATEC GMBH
Germany
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Ludwig-erhard-str. 10
Kassel

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KLOCKE NANOTECHNIK GMBH
Germany
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Pascalstr. 17
Aachen

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EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH - SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, ZURICH
Switzerland
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Raemistrasse 101
Zürich

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COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE (CEA)
France
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Rue De La Fédération 31-33
510 Paris

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CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
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Newport Road 30-36
Cardiff

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DATACON TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Austria
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Innstrasse 16
Radfeld

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ALCHIMER S.A.
France
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15 Rue Du Buisson Aux Fraises 15 - Z.i. De La Bonde
Massy

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MPS MICRO PRECISION SYSTEMS AG
Switzerland
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Eckweg 8
6069 Biel/bienne 6

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ST MICROELECTRONICS SA
France
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29, Boulevard Romain Rolland
100 Montrouge

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MODULIGHT OY
Finland
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Hermiankatu 22
770 Tampere

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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND
Ireland
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Western Road
Cork

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DIAD SRL
Italy
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Strada Della Praia 12/c
Ferriera Di Buttigliera Alta (To)

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ST MICROELECTRONICS (CROLLES 2) SAS
France
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850, Rue Jean Monnet
Crolles

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RIBES RICERCHE E FORMAZIONE SRL
Italy
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Via Lavoratori Vittime Del Col Du Mont
Aosta

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PROFACTOR
Austria
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Im Stadtgut A2
Steyr-gleint

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FEMTOTOOLS GMBH
Switzerland
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C/o Eth Zurich - Iris, Cla H19, Tannenstrasse 3
Zürich

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AALTO-KORKEAKOULUSÄÄTIÖ - AALTO UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION
Finland
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Otakaari 1
11000 Aalto

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ALMA CONSULTING GROUP SAS
France
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Domaine Des Bois D'houlbec
27120 Houlbec-cocherel

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HEXACOM S.R.L.
Italy
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Via Calabria 41/a
Torino

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