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Photopolymer based customized additive manufacturing technologies

Objective

Lithography based additive manufacturing technologies (AMT) are capable of fabricating parts with excellent surface quality, good feature resolution and precision. With recent developments in the field of ultra-short-pulse lasers and light engines based on light emitting diodes, robust and economical light sources have become available. This project aims at developing integrated lithography-based additive manufacturing systems which will, for the first time, facilitate the processing of photopolymer-based materials for the factory of the future. The focus of the project is to unite industrial know-how in the field of supply chain management, software development, photopolymers and ceramics, high-performance light-sources, system integration and end-users in order to provide a fully integrated process chain at the end of the project. The consortium will rely on two core-technologies: (1) Digital light processing (DLP) based processes will be used to process ceramic-filled photopolymers, leading to fully dense ceramic parts at the end of the process chain. (2) Two photon polymerization (2PP) will be used to fabricate high-resolution structures with features in the range of 100-200nm. Both processes will be tuned to reduce system cost, and significantly increase throughput and reliability at the same time. Goal is to deliver 'first-time-right' strategies for the involved end-users. This necessitates the development of supply chains with integrated quality sensors. Targeted applications include thread guides for textile machinery, ceramic moulds for the fabrication of high-performance turbine blades and microstructures for computer tomography equipment.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software/software development
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/textiles
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/ceramics
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/manufacturing engineering/additive manufacturing
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/laser physics

Call for proposal

FP7-2010-NMP-ICT-FoF
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 667 125
Administrative Contact
Jürgen Stampfl (Prof.)

Participants (6)

IN-VISION DIGITAL IMAGING OPTICS GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 443 310
Address
Industriestrasse 9/6
2353 Guntramsdorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Wolfgang Pferscher (Mr.)
EMIL BROLL GMBH & CO
Austria
EU contribution
€ 168 200
Address
Rhomberg S Fabrik - Schwarz 7
6850 Dornbirn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eckhard Sonntag (Dr.)
DESKARTES OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 239 450
Address
Asentajankatu 5 A
00880 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ismo Mäkelä (Mr.)
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 276 147
Address
Werner-von-siemens-str. 1
80333 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martin Schaefer (Mr.)
VISITECH AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 262 250
Address
Kjellstadveien 5
3400 Lier
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roy Almedal (Mr.)
LZH LASERZENTRUM HANNOVER EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 398 880
Address
Hollerithallee 8
30419 Hannover
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Boris Chichkov (Prof.)