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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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Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE S.A.
Address
Rue Jaquet-droz 1
Neuchâtel
Switzerland

Participants (26)

AUSTRIAN RESEARCH CENTERS GMBH - ARC
Austria
Address
Tech Gate Vienna, Donau-city-straße 1
Wien
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE (CNRS)
France
Address
3-5 Rue Michel Ange
Paris
FIDIA S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Corso Lombardia 11
San Mauro Torinese (To)
SARL BIOPREDIC INTERNATIONAL
France
Address
Rue Jean Pecker 8-18
Rennes
BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Bulgaria
Address
15 Noemvri 1
Sofia
CARL VON OSSIETZKY UNIVERSITAET OLDENBURG - UNIVERSITY OF OLDENBURG
Germany
Address
Ammerländer Heerstrasse 114-118
Oldenburg
EIDGENOESSISCHE MATERIALPRUEFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT - SWISS FEDERAL LABORATORIES FOR MATERIALS TESTING AND RESEARCH
Switzerland
Address
Ueberlandstrasse 129
Duebendorf
NASCATEC GMBH
Germany
Address
Ludwig-erhard-str. 10
Kassel
KLOCKE NANOTECHNIK GMBH
Germany
Address
Pascalstr. 17
Aachen
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH - SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, ZURICH
Switzerland
Address
Raemistrasse 101
Zürich
COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE (CEA)
France
Address
Rue De La Fédération 31-33
510 Paris
CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Newport Road 30-36
Cardiff
DATACON TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Austria
Address
Innstrasse 16
Radfeld
ALCHIMER S.A.
France
Address
15 Rue Du Buisson Aux Fraises 15 - Z.i. De La Bonde
Massy
MPS MICRO PRECISION SYSTEMS AG
Switzerland
Address
Eckweg 8
6069 Biel/bienne 6
ST MICROELECTRONICS SA
France
Address
29, Boulevard Romain Rolland
100 Montrouge
MODULIGHT OY
Finland
Address
Hermiankatu 22
770 Tampere
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND
Ireland
Address
Western Road
Cork
DIAD SRL
Italy
Address
Strada Della Praia 12/C
Ferriera Di Buttigliera Alta (To)
ST MICROELECTRONICS (CROLLES 2) SAS
France
Address
850, Rue Jean Monnet
Crolles
RIBES RICERCHE E FORMAZIONE SRL
Italy
Address
Via Lavoratori Vittime Del Col Du Mont
Aosta
PROFACTOR
Austria
Address
Im Stadtgut A2
Steyr-gleint
FEMTOTOOLS GMBH
Switzerland
Address
C/o Eth Zurich - Iris, Cla H19, Tannenstrasse 3
Zürich
AALTO-KORKEAKOULUSÄÄTIÖ - AALTO UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION
Finland
Address
Otakaari 1
11000 Aalto
ALMA CONSULTING GROUP SAS
France
Address
Domaine Des Bois D'houlbec
27120 Houlbec-cocherel
HEXACOM S.R.L.
Italy
Address
Via Calabria 41/A
Torino