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Novel nanoparticle enhanced Digital Materials for 3D Printing and their application shown for the robotic and electronic industry

Objective

The here proposed DIMAP project focuses on the development of novel ink materials for 3D multi-material printing by PolyJet technology. We will advance the state-of-the art of AM through modifications of their fundamental material properties by mainly using nanoscale material enhanced inks. This widens the range of current available AM materials and implements functionalities in final objects. Therefore applications will not be limited to rapid prototyping but can be used directly in production processes. DIMAP will show this transition in two selected application fields: the production soft robotic arms/joints and customized luminaires. In order to cope with these new material classes the existing PolyJet technology is further developed and therefore improved. The DIMAP project targets at the following objectives: additive manufactured joints, additive manufactured luminaires, ceramic enhanced materials, electrically conducting materials, light-weight polymeric materials, high-strength polymeric materials, novel multi-material 3D-printer and safe by design. With the development of novel ink materials based on nanotechnology improvement of the mechanical properties (ceramic enhanced and high-strength polymeric inks), the electrical conductivity (metal enhanced inks) and the weightiness (light weight polymeric materials) are achieved. Based on the voxel printing by PolyJet these new materials lead to a huge broadening of the range of available digital material combinations. Further focus points during the material and printer development are safe by design approaches, work place safety, risk assessment, collaboration with EU safety cluster and life cycle assessment. An established roadmap at the end of project enables the identification of future development needs in related fields order to allow Europe also in the future to compete at the forefront of the additive manufacturing revolution.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/electromagnetism and electronics/electrical conductivity
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/manufacturing engineering/additive manufacturing
  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics

Call for proposal

H2020-NMP-PILOTS-2015
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

PROFACTOR GMBH
Address
Im Stadtgut A2
4407 Steyr Gleink
Austria
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 686 522,50

Participants (12)

STRATASYS LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 799 687,50
Address
Holzman Street 2
76124 Rehovot
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 470 005
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BOREALIS POLYOLEFINE GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 361 187,50
Address
Danubiastrasse 23-25
2320 Schwechat
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TIGER Coatings
Austria
EU contribution
€ 366 800
Address
Negrellistrasse 36
4600 Wels
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FESTO AG & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 360 000
Address
Ruiter Strasse 82
73734 Esslingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NEDERLAND BV

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
High Tech Campus 52
5656 AG Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAT LINZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 527 687,50
Address
Altenberger Strasse 69
4040 Linz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SOREQ NUCLEAR RESEARCH CENTER
Israel
EU contribution
€ 371 875
Address
Nahal Soreq
70600 Yavne
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
CIRP GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 270 812,50
Address
Romerstrasse 8
71296 Heimsheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
P.V. NANO CELL LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 259 600
Address
Hamasger 8
2310102 Migdal Haemek
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECNOLOGIA NAVARRA DE NANOPRODUCTOS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 204 000
Address
Area Industrial Perguita C/a 1
31210 Los Arcos
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SIGNIFY NETHERLANDS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 319 173,75
Address
High Tech Campus 45
5656 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)