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Flexible Optical Injection Moulding of optoelectronic devices

Objective

FLOIM will develop an automated process for optical assembly of optoelectronic devices, based on optical quality injection overmoulding. Freeform and microstructured optical surfaces are generated directly on the components through thermoplastic microreplication, using microstructured inserts. The technology aims to simplify the assembly routes for heterogeneously integrated optoelectronics, with drastic cost reduction, high productivity and improved device performance. Such advantages are demonstrated by three case studies (Datacom transceiver, Optical encoder and OLCD display), showing the flexibility of the processing route and the superior quality of the produced parts. Two control strategies will be tested for improving the yield: process monitoring/actuation, and functional quality assessment of the produced optoelectronic assembly. The mould cavity will be instrumented to verify the quality of the injected material and monitor the components alignment with respect to the optical features of the mould. On the other hand, the manufacturing path will incorporate an in-line optical and functional quality inspection system, with complete traceability of each produced part. The project will incorporate data-based quality awareness computing, supported by process abstraction, for predictive quality assurance and process adjustment based on cognitive control. A pilot optical assembly line will incorporate all the advances in the project. Extended pilot test runs will allow to evaluate the robustness, quality and differential advantages of process and products, and quantify the productivity and effectiveness of the control strategies. Economic and eco-efficiency indicators will be evaluated, in terms of operational costs, recycling, material and energy efficiency, and use of critical materials. The capability of the consortium partners and the relevance of the selected demonstrators ensure a high impact of the project results and its market uptake.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/energy efficiency
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics/productivity

Call for proposal

H2020-NMBP-FOF-2018
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION METALURGICA DEL NOROESTE
Address
Calle Relva Torneiros 27A
36410 Porrino
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 720 000

Participants (11)

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 873 000
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PROMOLDING BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 473 625
Address
Laan Van Ypenburg 108
2497 GC Den Haag
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Hybtronics Microsystems. S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 566 913,75
Address
Oreitiasolo 14
01006 Vitoria-gasteiz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MONDRAGON ASSEMBLY SA
France
EU contribution
€ 653 750
Address
Ines Route Nationale 7 Quartier Pradines
84100 Orange
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FAGOR AUTOMATION S COOP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 303 512,50
Address
Barrio San Andres 19
20500 Mondragon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ADAMA INNOVATIONS LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 645 338,75
Address
Crann Trinity College Dublin
2 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FLEXENABLE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 321 448,75
Address
34 Cambridge Science Park, Milton Road
CB4 0FX Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Research Center for Non Destructive Testing GmbH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 651 750
Address
Altenberger Strasse 69
4040 Linz
Activity type
Research Organisations
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 753 000
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
ASOCIACION CENTRO TECNOLOGICO CEIT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 456 587,50
Address
Paseo Manuel De Lardizabal 15
20018 San Sebastian
Activity type
Research Organisations
SIMULACIONS OPTIQUES SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 323 312,50
Address
Calle Sant Quirze P 5 Pta 91
08221 Terrassa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)