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Flexible Compression Injection Moulding Platform for Multi-Scale Surface Structures

Objective

IMPRESS targets the development of a technological injection moulding platform for serial production of plastic components incorporating micro or nano scale functional features. The platform will be based on the gathering of up to date and most advanced facilities based on three main modules, each of them being a tool box including several building blocks:
- a tool manufacturing module involving different technologies of micro- nano direct manufacturing, from top-down to bottom-up such as self-assembling,
- an injection moulding module including equipments fitted with up to date hardware to improve replication quality and capability,
- an intelligence module dedicated to advanced process control and online metrology integration.

Beside this large panel of facilities, three case studies have been selected (biology, health and energy), each of them requiring a specific and well defined surface micro-nano texturation. These case studies cover a very large range of nano-feature (from 100nm up to 1 µm) and component size (from 1 cm2 up to 1000 cm2). They will serve to qualify the capabilities of the different building blocks and will allow (i) to select the most suitable building blocks as of application requirements (ii) to learn about the platform working and (iii) to anticipate the technological future of the platform.

Finally, a technico-economic tool for decision making will be developed based on the IMPRESS case studies and thus to allow end-users to select the most appropriate configuration regarding the end product manufacturing requirements. Further to the IMPRESS case studies, the performances of the platform will be validated through a satellite group.

IMPRESS technological platform will accelerate the production and the time to market of micro nano-scale functional feature on multi-component devices in order to obtain an important reduction of needed supply chain space, technological risk and manufacturing costs of next generation plastic part products.

Call for proposal

FP7-2010-NMP-ICT-FoF
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

CENTRE TECHNIQUE INDUSTRIEL DE LA PLASTURGIE ET DES COMPOSITES
Address
Rue Pierre Et Marie Curie 2
01100 Bellignat
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 726 372,68
Administrative Contact
Mael Moguedet (Dr.)

Participants (14)

CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA - RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 672 414,59
Address
Rue Jaquet Droz 1
2000 Neuchatel
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Raphaël Pugin (Dr.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 483 323,25
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Yves Hussenot (Mr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 352 525
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)
CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 331 618
Address
Newport Road 30-36
CF24 ODE Cardiff
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nick. Bodycombe (Mr.)
COMPOSE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 265 620
Address
Avenue De La Gare 8 Bis
01100 Bellignat
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Guillaume Salaün (Mr.)
ACP - ADVANCED CLEAN PRODUCTION GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 206 800
Address
Rontgenstrasse 30
73730 Esslingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dietmar Maier (Mr.)
BILLION SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 312 254,28
Address
Avenue Victor Hugo 1
01100 Bellignat
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Florence Bouquerand (Ms.)
KISTLER INSTRUMENTE AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 145 218
Address
Eulachstrasse 22
8408 Winterthur
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Oliver Schnerr (Dr.)
MOLDETIPO II-ENGINEERING MOULDS AND PROTOTYPES (PORTUGAL) LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 314 030
Address
Largo Ilidio De Carvalho 20 2 D
2430 259 Marinha Grande
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Silvia Guerreiro (Ms.)
Beckman Coulter Biomedical GmbH

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 40 720,50
Address
Sauerbruchstrasse 50
81377 Muenchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stephan Wacker (Mr.)
CROSPON LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 237 132
Address
Galway Business Park Dangan
H91 Galway
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hugh Kavanagh (Mr.)
POLYMERIS
France
EU contribution
€ 83 700
Address
180 Rue Pierre Et Marie Curie Maison Des Entreprises
01115 Bellignat
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Patrick Vuillermoz (Mr.)
SILLIA ENERGIE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 120 253,20
Address
Avenue Pierre Marzin 4
22303 Lannion
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joel Gehanne (Mr.)
CARL ZEISS AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 324 315,50
Address
Carl Zeiss Strasse 22
73447 Oberkochen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Denny Krause (Mr.)