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Description du projet

Une technologie améliorée pour la nano-impression 3D

La nanolithographie englobe un domaine croissant de techniques au sein des nanotechnologies relatives à l’ingénierie des structures à l’échelle du nanomètre. Ce domaine présente un intérêt particulier pour l’ingénierie informatique, car il offre aux experts la possibilité de créer des microprocesseurs et des puces mémoire à très haute densité. L’un des plus grands défis du marché dans ce domaine est la réduction des coûts et du temps consacrés au processus de prototypage et de fabrication, ainsi que la possibilité d’utiliser un plus large éventail de matériaux. Le projet ATOPLOT, financé par l’UE, entend relever ces défis et améliorer le potentiel du nanofabricant ATLANT3D en matière de technologie de nano-impression 3D.

Objectif

Micro- and nanofabrication represents important mainstream manufacturing processes across several industrial fast-growing sectors, such as MEMS & sensors, optics & photonics, RF devices, semiconductors, printed electronics, which in turn are significant building blocks in e.g. advanced healthtech, biotech, cleantech, and electronics. Yet, to improve the market stance, the micro-/nanofabrication sector is looking for solutions able to reduce costs and time spent on the prototyping and fabrication process, as well as more flexible, efficient and sustainable solutions, able to utilize a broader range of materials permitting custom-built components. While the most promising technology to address these challenges is found in the 3D printing market, there are currently no available 3D printers or technologies with the capabilities to address these challenges. To this purpose, ATL (DK) has developed the ATLANT3D Nanofabricator, a 3D nanoprinting technology with improved resolution and flexibility, while costing less 27% than the closest 3D printing competitor, and up to 92% less than conventional competitors. It will enable rapid prototyping, shorter time to market and lower barriers for companies and researchers already working in this field, as well as those for whom micro-/nanoprototyping is currently not feasible.

The overall aim of ATOPLOT project is to mature, extend capabilities and prove full functionality and benefits of the ATLANT3D Nanofabricator. ATOPLOT brings together a consortium of three SMEs (ATL, FEM, SEMPA) and two academic partners (FAU, SAS) – in unison representing a technical side specialized in nanofabrication, and a business side with experience in business development and B2B sales & marketing. The consortium expects a successful market introduction of the Nanofabricator within the next 3 years, tapping into a large business opportunity, from which the partners stand to capture more than 400M€ as profit and directly creating 165+ new jobs.

Régime de financement

IA - Innovation action

Coordinateur

FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN-NUERNBERG
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 814 946,25
Adresse
SCHLOSSPLATZ 4
91054 Erlangen
Allemagne

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Région
Bayern Mittelfranken Erlangen, Kreisfreie Stadt
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Liens
Coût total
€ 814 946,25

Participants (4)