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Polymer Injection Advanced Moulding

Objective

Injection Moulding is one of the main polymer forming process, offering high volumes, high precision and high added values. Polymer parts are used for large consumption applications (automotive industry, domestic and electric applications, toys...) but also for sophisticated high technology products (electronic devices, biomedical implants, lenses, optic fibres connectors, DVD...). Part dimensions range from very large size (automotive dashboards) to very small ones (micromechanics, electronic components...). Polymer converters are numerous (and relatively scattered) in Europe, close to 30000 companies, often SME, involving over one million employees. In "classical" injection moulding, there are increasing demands for process control, dimensional stability and properties insurance. More demanding are "emerging technologies" such as micro products or large size parts but with surface reproduction at the micro scale. Strong limitations remain due to a lack of knowledge of the physics of these small-scale non-equilibrium processes. Only a combined effort of advanced numerical and experimental expertise will allow significant improvements in these two domains. The Pam Coordination Action Proposal aims at initiating a wide consortium of European experts involved in all aspects of the injection moulding process (processing, material science, physical and numerical modelling, mechanical properties...). These experts belong to academic and industrial research centres, but also to technological research centres, which are closely connected, to SME. Putting together this wide range of expertise will result in setting the basis for the development of a new generation of predictive tools for polymer injection moulding accounting for the more achieved physical models and numerical techniques. Such tools should contribute in lowering the cost, improving the quality and enlarge the domain of application of injection-moulded parts.

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-NMP-1
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Coordinator

ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
Address
Boulevard Saint-michel 60
Paris
France

Participants (21)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SALERNO
Italy
Address
Via Ponte Don Melillo 1
Fisciano
ARKEMA SA
France
Address
4-8 Cours Michelet
Puteaux
DOW BENELUX BV
Netherlands
Address
Herbert H. Dowweg 5
Terneuzen
CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO NAZIONALE PER LA SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA DEI MATERIALI
Italy
Address
Via Benedetto Varchi 59
Firenze
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Address
Oude Markt 13
Leuven
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9
Zografos
UNIVERSITE DE NANTES
France
Address
Quai De Tourville 1
Nantes
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
Stuttgart
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES SAS
France
Address
89 Boulevard Franklin Roosevelt
Rueil Malmaison
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
Address
Den Dolech 2
Eindhoven
UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO
Portugal
Address
The Rectory, Largo Do Paco
Braga
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II
Italy
Address
Corso Umberto 1
Napoli
UNIVERSITY OF WALES SWANSEA
United Kingdom
Address
Singleton Park
Swansea
CENTRE D'ANIMATION REGIONAL EN MATERIAUX AVANCES
France
Address
Arep Center, 1 Traverse Des Boucs
Valbonne
POLO DE INOVACAO EN ENGENHARIA DE POLIMEROS
Portugal
Address
Universidade Do Minho, Campus De Azurem
Guimaraes
TRANSVALOR S.A.
France
Address
694 Avenue Du Dr. Maurice Donat
Mougins
ECOLE CENTRALE DE NANTES
France
Address
Rue De La Noe 1
Nantes
SOCIETE D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES DE L 'ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE D'ARTS ET METIERS
France
Address
151 Boulevard De L'hopital
Paris
IBEROMOLDES SA
Portugal
Address
Rua Augusto Costa - Picassinos
Marinha Grande
CENTRUM BADAN MOLEKULARNYCH I MAKROMOLEKULARNYCH - POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Poland
Address
Ul. Sienkiewicza 112
Lodz
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
Germany
Address
Robert-bosch Platz 1
Stuttgart