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New production technologies of complex 3D Micro-devices through multiprocess integration of ultra precision engineering techniques

Objective

The proposed project aims at creating new high precision manufacturing technologies to respond cost-effectively and eco-friendly to the mass customization paradigm within the production of complex shape micro parts, embedded systems and miniaturized products at micro/meso-scale level (from 10 to 10.000 micron range). The main objective of Integ-micro is the research and development of new hybrid and reconfigurable multitasking machines and combined processes based on integration of different ultra high precision techniques for the generation of 3D complex shape microcomponents made from different kinds of materials. Multitasking micromachining can be best described as the ability to perform multiple machining operations in one workholding configuration. This guarantees greater accuracy, reduced handling and plant area, faster throughput and increased productivity. The availability of several machining technologies on a single machine allows important synergies between the different machining methods. For instance, combining machining by chip removal and laser micro machine will provide the capability to remove (by laser) the burr remaining from the previous chip removal operation. Alternatively, chip removal machining and laser LIGA technique can be combined in order to machine small components that could not be produced otherwise. The project will bring high added value thanks to the minimum time loss in setting new production lines for strategic products through short reconfiguration time and reduced ramp-up phase. The above goals will be reached exploiting methods of sustainable production, including downscaling of machine size (machine size reduced of 5 times at least), new process chain approaches for dramatically reduced processing times and eco-friendly processes like dry ultra-high speed cutting (UHSC) at micro-meso domain (eliminate the use of cutting fluid to get the target of zero waste emission).
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Coordinator

SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO S ANNA

Address

Piazza Martiri Della Liberta 33
56127 Pisa

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 746 760,38

Administrative Contact

Pietro Tonutti (Prof.)

Participants (19)

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DVST LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 217 967,20

CE.S.I. CENTRO STUDI INDUSTRIALI SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 494 901,60

COMITE EUROPEEN DE COOPERATION DES INDUSTRIES DE LA MACHINE-OUTIL CECIMO AISBL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 171 402

CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 554 852

DIAD SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 261 560,68

FIDIA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 309 115

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 549 350

FUNDACION TEKNIKER

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 446 854,75

GSI GROUP LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 241 286,79

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 412 684,60

KERN MICRO- UND FEINWERKTECHNIK GMBH & CO. KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 332 880

KISTLER INSTRUMENTE AG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 203 106

LASAG AG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 254 622

EKYMED SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 156 232

PEAR Meccaniche Arrigo Pecchioli

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 491 750

THE SWATCH GROUP RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT S.A.

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 389 359

TWT GMBH SCIENCE & INNOVATION

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 270 480

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI BRESCIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 309 116

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 585 720

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 214013

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2008

  • End date

    30 September 2012

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 10 803 288,07

  • EU contribution

    € 7 400 000

Coordinated by:

SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO S ANNA

Italy