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High Precision Micro Production Technologies

Objective

The Hi-Micro project intends to realise an innovative approach for the design, manufacturing and quality control of tool inserts to achieve significant breakthrough in mass production of precision 3D micro-parts, through further developing both enabling manufacturing technologies, including additive manufacturing (AM), micro electrical discharge machining (micro-EDM), micro electro-chemical machining (micro-ECM) and micro-milling, and unique metrology and quality control methods such as computer-tomography (CT) metrology and digital holography. Together with industrial technology providers, the Hi-Micro project will further bolster the performance of industrial equipment for mass production of precision 3D micro-parts, through modular design of tool insert units with improved thermal management capability, development of on-machine handling system and in-line quality control device. Activities will run over the entire value chain of mass production of precision 3D micro-parts, from product and tool insert design, manufacturing of tool inserts, micro injection moulding processes, to the production equipment and quality control in the whole production chain.
In order to tackle the identified challenges and critical problems, the Hi-Micro project will provide radical innovations and major breakthroughs as follows:
• Development of design and tolerance guidelines for advanced micro manufacturing of components (nominal size <1mm)
• Reliable capability of manufacturing tool inserts with complex internal features for conformal thermal management in micro-injection moulding (μIM) and micro powder injection moulding (μPIM)
• Processing technologies and equipment for manufacturing of 3D micro-parts with increased precision and accuracy to ensure smaller tolerances for the products,
• Metrology methods for complex internal structure and high-speed inline quality control with improved measurement efficiency and without loss of resolution or accuracy.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/manufacturing engineering/additive manufacturing
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/manufacturing engineering/subtractive manufacturing

Call for proposal

FP7-2012-NMP-ICT-FoF
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 649 760,50
Administrative Contact
Monique Vanhaeren (Ms.)

Participants (10)

UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 449 904
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 Bremen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Thomas Flink (Mr.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 486 829,50
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ib Misfeldt (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET CHEMNITZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 332 160
Address
Strasse Der Nationen 62
09111 Chemnitz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andreas Schubert (Prof.)
KLOECKNER DESMA Schuhmaschinen GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 250 640
Address
Desmastrasse 3-5
28832 Achim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bjoern Dormann (Mr.)
XAAR TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 87 228
Address
Milton Road Cambridge Science Park 316
CB4 0XR Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sandy Latta (Mrs.)
DJOUBI GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 262 000
Address
Fujistrasse 1
47533 Kleve
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
özgür Kivilcim (Mr.)
LAYERWISE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 277 800
Address
Grauwmeer 14
3001 Leuven Heverlee
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jonas Van Vaerenbergh (Dr.)
X-TEK SYSTEMS LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 332 725
Address
Tring Business Center Icknield Way
HP23 4JX Tring
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anuschka Kerstens (Dr.)
FORMATEC TECHNICAL CERAMICS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 161 000
Address
Nobelstraat 16
5051 DV Goirle
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joost Petrus Gerardus Maria Van Eijk (Mr.)
SOPHION BIOSCIENCE A/S
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 209 950
Address
Baltorpvej
2750 Ballerup
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carsten Faltum (Dr.)