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High throughput integrated technologies for multimaterial functional Micro Components

Objective

Volume production at industrial scale of miniaturised multi-material 3D (polymer-polymer, metal-polymer, metal-metal, polymer-ceramics,...) still face important challenges to be affordable by SMEs. Challenges not only in terms of precision manufacturing (precision engineering <0.01%) but also in the adequate interaction between the different constituent materials.
Besides multi-material micro-system manufacturing processes still show to be time and cost consuming mainly from assembling activities and back en processes (35-60% of the total manufacturing costs come only from the assembling), so further research efforts in alternative and more integrated manufacturing concepts(over-moulding of micro-components and in-mould assembly technology would avoid the assembly step) are needed.
To answer those problems the development of high-throughput and cost-efficient process chains based on micro injection should consider the following aspects:
• Improved volume production, not only from the standpoint of the necessary accuracy and performance of the process, but also regarding the interaction/bonding of the different materials which make up the produced parts and the possibility of selective functionality of their surfaces.
• The integration of the different processes including the feeding and handling systems for automatic operation in order to eliminate human intervention and manufacturing costs.
• Analyse the most suitable process control, online verification and back-end processes taking into account the features of the multi-material replicated parts represented by five demonstrators.
The aim is to reduce manufacturing costs up to 40%. Thus, the HINMICO project final outcome will enable to produce high quality multi-material micro-components through more integrated, efficient and cheaper process chains.

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)

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FUNDACION TEKNIKER
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Calle Inaki Goenaga 5
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Research Organisations
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€ 501 905
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Saioa Mondragon (Ms.)

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RHP-TECHNOLOGY GMBH & CO KG

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Austria
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Forschungs Und Technologiezentrum Gebaude Ca
2444 Seibersdorf
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Michael Kitzmantel (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
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€ 310 485
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Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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May Chung (Ms.)
EUROORTODONCIA S.L.
Spain
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€ 135 560
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Calle Aeronautica 18-20
28923 Alcorcon
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Alberto Cervera (Dr.)
FLANN MICROWAVE LIMITED
United Kingdom
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€ 238 580
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Dunmere Road
PL31 2QL Bodmin Cornwall
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
James Watts (Dr.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
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€ 313 740
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Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
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Guido Tosello (Dr.)
MONDRAGON ASSEMBLY SOCIEDAD COOPERATIVA
Spain
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€ 184 500
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Poligono Industrial Bainetxe 5A
20550 Aretxabaleta
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Jean Philippe Aguerre (Mr.)
CENTRE TECHNIQUE INDUSTRIEL DE LA PLASTURGIE ET DES COMPOSITES
France
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€ 316 894,40
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Rue Pierre Et Marie Curie 2
01100 Bellignat
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Dominique Abeille (Mrs.)
ORTOFON AS
Denmark
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€ 258 678
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Stavangervej 9
4900 Nakskov
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Christen Nielsen (Mr.)
ALICONA IMAGING GMBH
Austria
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€ 206 160
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Dr Auner Strasse 21A
8074 Raaba
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Manfred Prantl (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID
Spain
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€ 83 875
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Calle Madrid 126
28903 Getafe (Madrid)
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Regina Garcia Beato (Ms.)
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
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€ 324 375
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Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
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Irina Schott (Ms.)
FLOWDIT SAS
France
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€ 173 219,60
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Avenue Guy De Maupassant 18
13170 Les Pennes Mirabeau
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Dragan Begovic (Mr.)
RHP TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Austria
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€ 227 174
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Forschungszentrum Seibersdorf Gebaude Ca
2444 Seibersdorf An Der Leitha
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Michael Kitzmantel (Mr.)
IDEKO S COOP
Spain
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€ 252 700
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Calle Arriaga 2
20870 Elgoibar
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Juanan Arrieta (Dr.)
ERNST WITTNER GMBH
Austria
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€ 251 200
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Missindorfstrasse 21
1140 Wien
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Wolfgang Wittner (Mr.)
WITTMANN BATTENFELD GMBH
Austria
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€ 116 525
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Wiener Neustadter Strasse 81
2542 Kottingbrunn
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Georg Tinschert (Mr.)