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A FAST process and production system for high-throughput, highly flexible and cost-efficient volume production of miniaturised components made of a wide range of materials

Objective

The aim of the project is to develop a completely new manufacturing system for the volume production of miniaturised components by overcoming the challenges on the manufacturing with a wide range of materials (metallic alloys, composites, ceramics and polymers), through: (i) developing a high-throughput, flexible and cost-efficient process by simultaneous electrical-forming and electric-fast-sintering (Micro-FAST); (ii) scaling up the process to an industrial scale; (iii) further developing it towards an industrial production system for micro-/nano-manufacturing. These will be enabled/supported by developing: (i) a new machine concept: Micro-FAST CNC Machine; (ii) an innovative inline monitoring and quality inspection system; (iii) innovative multiscale modelling techniques for the analysis of the micro-structural behaviours of materials and its interactions with the production processes; (iv) new tooling techniques for high-performance tools, and (v) high-performance nano-material systems. The whole development will take into account energy savings, cost and waste reduction, and recycling issues which will be studied thoroughly through an expertise Life-Cycle Assessment.
           The development should lead to substantial improvements in the manufacture of components at micro and nanoscale with a good balance on cost and performance. The consortium seeks: reduction of the overall manufacturing cost by 50-100%; energy consumption by more than 30-50%; achieving full-density (100% density) components; direct economic gains for the SME participants of up to 5-25%.
           The whole development will support the EU-wide product innovations involving use of miniature and micro-components in many manufacturing sectors and, especially with difficult-to-cut and difficult-to-form materials. Adopting the production system in industry should help the EU manufacturing sectors to gain new technological and business competiveness significantly.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/composites
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/ceramics
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/polymer science
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics

Call for proposal

FP7-2013-NMP-ICT-FOF(RTD)
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Funding Scheme

CP-TP - Collaborative Project targeted to a special group (such as SMEs)

Coordinator

MBN NANOMATERIALIA SPA
Address
Via Bortolan 42
31030 Carbonera
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 596 125
Administrative Contact
Paolo Matteazzi (Prof.)

Participants (16)

AFT AUTOMATION UND FEINWERKTECHNIK GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 462 360
Address
Carl Zeiss Strasse 4-6
75248 Olbronn Durrn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Markus Häusel (Mr.)
ASOCIACION DE LA INDUSTRIA NAVARRA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 201 800
Address
Carretera De Pamplona 1
31191 Cordovilla
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mercedes Erice (Ms.)
BPE INTERNATIONAL DR HORNIG GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 131 200
Address
Fohrenstrasse 51
90542 Eckental
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Wolfgang Hornig (Dr.)
DIAD GROUP SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 242 560
Address
Via Nicola Fabrizi 136
10145 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sonia Sereno (Mrs.)
CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES SA
France
EU contribution
€ 137 700
Address
Chemin Du Vieux Chene 59
38240 Meylan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Frank Claeyssen (Dr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 738 921
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 600
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Shaun Power (Mr.)
INSTITUTTET FOR PRODUKTUDVIKLING
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 317 985
Address
Diplomvej 376
2800 Kongens Lyngby
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Arentoft Mogens (Dr.)
MATRES SCRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 206 000
Address
Via Armando Diaz 21
31100 Treviso
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Alberto Colella (Dr.)
microLS GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 212 800
Address
Hollerithallee 8
30419 Hannover
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hinrich Becker (Dr.)
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE PENTRU METALE NEFEROASE SIRARE-IMNR
Romania
EU contribution
€ 199 400
Address
Bulevardul Biruintei 102
077145 Pantelimon Ilfov
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Teodor Velea (Dr.)
PASCOE ENGINEERING LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 303 315
Address
Neilston Road 135 Lochfield House
PA2 6QL Paisley
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Robert Smith (Mr.)
ETA SA MANUFACTURE HORLOGERE SUISSE AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 282 048
Address
Schild Rust Strasse 17
2540 Grenchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Yvan Moreau (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 279 280
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
May Chung (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 483 800
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
David Mcbeth (Mr.)
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 280 949
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Erik Jansen (Mr.)