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Microscale fabrication of graded materials components (MICROMAKING)

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G1RD-CT-2000-00195

  • Start date

    1 February 2000

  • End date

    30 September 2004

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 215 661

  • EU contribution

    € 2 156 397

Coordinated by:

CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LO SVILUPPO DEI SISTEMI A GRANDE INTERFASE

Italy

Objective

Micromechanics is a growing field for a wide set of applications from electronics to medicine and is urging the development of narrower scale production techniques. A design approach to a material for a certain need is becoming feasible, accompanied by the possibility then to synthesize the material. Powder technologies allow to choose the materials structure and phase assembly.

Particle sizes can be controlled easily below 1 micron and grain sizes can be down to 20 nm, with enhanced mechanical properties and sinterability. It is proposed a new manufacturing technology in which the most advanced powder technologies are combining with the most advanced small scale sintering technologies into a truly microscale fabrication and manufacturing technology, called Micromaking, able to shape solid objects with tolerances of the order of few microns.

Coordinator

CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LO SVILUPPO DEI SISTEMI A GRANDE INTERFASE

Address

9,Via Della Lastruccia, 3
50019 Firenze

Italy

Participants (7)

INSTITUTE FOR NON-FERROUS AND RARE METALS

Romania

INTEGRATED AEROSPACE SCIENCES CORPORATION O.E.

Greece

LASER ZENTRUM HANNOVER E.V.

Germany

MBN NANOMATERIALIA SPA

Italy

SIEMENS AG

Germany

TOOLING INTERNATIONAL LTD

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITÉ DE BOURGOGNE - DIJON

France

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G1RD-CT-2000-00195

  • Start date

    1 February 2000

  • End date

    30 September 2004

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 215 661

  • EU contribution

    € 2 156 397

Coordinated by:

CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LO SVILUPPO DEI SISTEMI A GRANDE INTERFASE

Italy