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High Performance Laser-based Additive Manufacturing

Objective

HIPERLAM is an SME driven Research and Innovation Action (RIA) well-aligned to the Factories of the Future (FoF) Initiative with a strong emphasis upon demonstrating superior cost and speed performance in end-to-end processes featuring laser-based additive manufacturing in two key applications requiring high resolution printed conductive metallic lines, namely laser printed RFID antenna and laser printed Fingerprint sensors. Existing subtractive top-down process will be replaced by HIPERLAM’s additive process for both Applications. Process maps illustrate the existing multiple processing steps compared to HIPERLAM’s significantly fewer steps. Real-time diagnostics are included and Modelling investigations will be undertaken to support optimisation. The promise of HIPERLAM’s high resolution laser based additive manufacturing solutions is to transform the manufacturing processing speed by 10x for laser printed RFID antenna (Application 1) and 5x in the case of the lead-time for laser printed fingerprint sensor design (Application 2). Similarly, HIPERLAM promises to reduce costs by 20x and 50% respectively for Application 1 and Application 2. HIPERLAM features high resolution LIFT Printing and Laser Sintering utilising novel high viscous inks to achieve printed conductive metallic structures down to 10 µm resolution over large areas (10 to 1000 cm2) suitable for scale-up to full production. The targeted applications address global market needs and will support mainstream adoption of AM processes in EU industry by displacing existing processes with smart, flexible, digitally enabled manufacturing technology. HIPERLAM business cases promise significant revenue growth in both application spaces and in the potential for consortium partners to establish themselves in pre-eminent positions in high resolution, low cost, high throughput AM technology.

Call for proposal

H2020-FOF-2016
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ORBOTECH LTD
Address
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81101 Yavne
Israel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 886 000

Participants (8)

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 446 500
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 542 445
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
OXFORD LASERS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 666 312,50
Address
Moorbrook Park Unit 8
OX11 7HP Didcot
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
P.V. NANO CELL LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 579 361
Address
Hamasger 8
2310102 Migdal Haemek
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FLEXENABLE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 271 687,50
Address
34 Cambridge Science Park, Milton Road
CB4 0FX Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PRAGMATIC SEMICONDUCTOR LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 268 125
Address
National Centre For Printable Elect Ronics Thomas T Way Netpark Sedgefield Stockton On Tee S
TS21 3FG Cleveland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KITE INNOVATION (EUROPE) LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 19 157,29
Address
3M Buckley Innovation Centre
HD1 3BD Huddersfield
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MODUS RESEARCH AND INNOVATION LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 76 667,71
Address
7-11 Melville Street
EH3 7PE Edinburgh
Activity type
Research Organisations