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Multi-Material Micro Manufacture: Technologies and Applications

Multi-Material Micro Manufacture: Technologies and Applications

Objective

The existing imbalance between the ease with which batch-fabricated micro components and Microsystems can be produced in silicon compared to the difficulties and the costs associated with their manufacture in other materials limits the speed with which new based-based products are introduced into the market. At the same time to broaden the range of these products and multiply their capabilities require the introduction of new materials and processes that are reasonably compatible with IC-based, batch-fabrication processes. The main aim of 4M is to develop Micro- and Technology-Technology (MNT) for the batch-manufacture of micro- components and devices in a variety of materials into user-friendly production equipment, processes and manufacturing platforms for incorporation into the factory of the future. To achieve this the proposed Noël will integrate the currently fragmented R&D capacity in non-silicon micro technologies in ERA into a European Centre of Excellence. The establishment of such world class expert resource and infrastructure at European level will be crucial to the future of European companies engaged in satisfying the growing demand for portable, wireless communication products and many lifestyle, health and transport related systems incorporating MNT. The network will have 30 partner' organisations, including 16 core partners - each an internationally recognised centre of excellence - from 10 member states and 4 associated countries. The proposed Centre intends to integrate facilities and create synergistic links to on-going R&D programmes with total values exceeding 110 M? And 66 M? respectively. 137 researchers together with initially 88 PhD students will perform the 4M Joint Programme of Activities, organised into eight specialist technology and application cluster groups.

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Coordinator

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY

Address

30-36 Newport Road
Cardiff

United Kingdom

Administrative Contact

Stefan DIMOV (Dr)

Participants (27)

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ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAT FREIBURG

Germany

IVF INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Sweden

FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM KARLSRUHE GMBH

Germany

CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOGSKOLAN

Sweden

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL

United Kingdom

NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

Netherlands

FUNDACION TEKNIKER

Spain

UNIVERSITY OF ERLANGEN-NUREMBERG

Germany

COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE

France

UNIVERSITY OF STUTTGART

Germany

HAHN-SCHICKARD-GESELLSCHAFT, INSTITUTE OF MICRO ASSEMBLY TECHNOLOGY

Germany

IMEGO AB

Sweden

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET (TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK)

Denmark

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

France

UNIVERSITY OF BATH

United Kingdom

BUDAPEST UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY AND ECONOMICS

Hungary

UNIVERSITY OF LJUBLIJANA

Slovenia

UNIVERSITY OF PATRAS

Greece

UNIVERSITY OF NAPLES FEDERICO II

Italy

BAYERISCHES LASERZENTRUM GGMBH

Germany

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

United Kingdom

INSTITUTE OF MECHANICS TO THE BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Bulgaria

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN MICROTECHNOLOGIES,

Romania

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT WIEN

Austria

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 500274

  • Start date

    1 October 2004

  • End date

    30 June 2009

Funded under:

FP6-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 500 000

  • EU contribution

    € 7 500 000

Coordinated by:

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom