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Innovative High Resolution Electro-Static printing of Multifunctional Materials.

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.
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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

€ 1 056 825,88

Participants (13)

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FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 570 000

INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 250 033,75

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 249 975

QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 822 501

ADVANCED AUTOMOTIVE ANTENNAS S.L

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 189 146

ORBOTECH LTD

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 600 215

INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AUSTRIA AG

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 375 480

ZYTRONIC PLC

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 192 500

PIHER SENSORS & CONTROLS SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 223 475

JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 891 888,75

NANOTECCENTER WEIZ FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH

Austria

INTRINSIQ MATERIALS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 731 231

BIONANONET FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 290 751,25

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 646296

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2015

  • End date

    31 December 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.2.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 887 826,25

  • EU contribution

    € 6 444 022,63

Coordinated by:

PRECISION VARIONIC INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

United Kingdom

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