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Innovative High Resolution Electro-Static printing of Multifunctional Materials.

Objective

The EU is well placed to exploit printed electronic technologies to create greater economic and social benefits for the EU, but only if we are able to commercialise innovative technologies created within the EU.

Ink jet printing technologies are at the forefront of printed electronic developments. However, Ink jet printing has only been able to achieve a resolution of >=10um and the viscosity of printable inks is limited to <40 centipoise, this further limits the solids content of inks to <30-Vol% and the size of the nano-fillers to <50nm typically. These factors limit the range of functional inks that can be printed as well as the resolution and final properties of the resultant printed/sintered structures and components.

The HI-RESPONSE project is based on highly innovative, patented Electro-static printing technology (ESJET) that has already been proven on TRL 4 to print to a resolution of 1um and be able to print inks with a viscosity of up to 40.000 cP. The resultant printed/sintered structures will therefore be able to achieve a high resolution and increase final component properties through enabling the printing of highly filled nano-inks and functional organic materials.

This technology will be further developed to TRL 6 within the project to allow for the design and assembly of a multi-head system that can achieve resolution, speeds and cost that far surpassed that of current ink-jet systems. The resultant system will be demonstrated at TRL 6 for a wide range of materials, including: nano-Cu and nano-ceramic filled inks and organic polymers. Each of these materials will be printed to create components specifically defined and specified by the industrial organisations within the consortium: Infineon, Ficosa, Piher (Meggitt) and Zytronic. The specific end-user defined applications are: Automotive aerials and sensors, metal meshed for OLED and touch screens, conductive through silicon vias and mechanical strengthening ribs for thin Si-wafers.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/polymer science

Call for proposal

H2020-NMP-PILOTS-2014
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

PRECISION VARIONIC INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
Address
Sensor House - Langley Road Hillmead
SN5 5WB Swindon
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 332 498,45

Participants (12)

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 632 500
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 250 033,75
Address
Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Research Organisations
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 249 975
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 822 501
Address
327 Mile End Road
E1 4NS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ADVANCED AUTOMOTIVE ANTENNAS S.L
Spain
EU contribution
€ 189 146
Address
Gran Via Carlos Iii 98 Planta
08028 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ORBOTECH LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 600 215
Address
.
81101 Yavne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AUSTRIA AG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 375 480
Address
Siemensstrasse 2
9500 Villach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ZYTRONIC PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 192 500
Address
Whiteley Road
NE21 5NJ Blaydon On Tyne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PIHER SENSORS & CONTROLS SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 223 511,85
Address
Poligono Industrial Municipal, Vial T2 22
31500 Tudela
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 954 076,25
Address
Leonhardstrasse 59
8010 Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
INTRINSIQ MATERIALS LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 168 151,28
Address
Ively Road Y 25 Room G10
GU14 0LX Farnborough
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BIONANONET FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 290 751,25
Address
Steyrergasse 17
8010 Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations