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Project Partners

 
Country
Partner
Role in the project
Austria
  • Application of OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) and LUS (Laser Ultrasonics) for the inspection of miniature/micro-parts.
Austria
  • Develop intelligent grippers for micro/nano-machining;
    Develop optical methods for measuring component-geometry.
Belgium
  • Establishment and managment of MASMICRO web-site to promote dissemination and new collaboration.
  • Development of Internet-based manufacturing-competitiveness assessment system for miniature/micro-manufacturing.
Czech Republic
  • Materials-related and materialography issues.
  • Technological issues and numerical simulation of processes.
Denmark
  • RTD 2: analysis of friction phenomena.
  • RTD 3: new tool concepts and manufacturing methods.
  • RTD 4: coordination.
  • RTD 7: handling and assembling.
Denmark
  • Develop modular, vibration-assisted forming tools;
  • Develop new piezoelectric products for precision machinery application.
Denmark
  • Provide design and manufacturing knowledge in miniature/micro-manufacture for developing the design system and KBS;
  • Support manufacturing process innovation;
  • Support the manufacturing systems integration.
France
  • CED will play key roles in developing sensing and control devices for the forming-machine systems and the cutting machine tool.
Germany
  • Development of alternatives to injection molding for mass production of micro-structured polymer devices.
Germany
  • Development of a machine-system for miniature hydroforming.
Germany
  • Materials science, surface technology.
Germany
  • Extension of current laser-assisted forming and cutting technologies.
  • RTD6: Coordination.
Germany
  • Development of complete process chains for the manufacturing of micro products by the investigation and optimization of micro cutting and micro-EDM technologies and the respective equipment.
Germany
  • Develop Micro-EDM techniques for tool fabrication with higher efficiency, finer tolerance and better surface integrity.
Germany
  • Development of a compact, air cooled (and fibre coupled) high power laser system for micro-material processing.
Greece
  • Development of the Knowledge-Based System (KBS) for operation management (in shop-floor) for the integrated manufacturing facility.
  • Support to the development of the process planning/scheduling system.
Greece
  • Development and testing of the driving and sensing systems for the micro/nano machining system.
  • FE analysis and design optimisation of elements and the machine tool system.
Ireland
  • Evaluation of prototypes from new processes.
Ireland
  • Conduct material testing to qualify the properties;
  • Provide knowledge in manufacturing miniature/micro-parts;
  • Participate in integration of manufacturing systems and conduct validation trials of the facilities.
Ireland
  • Develop the manufacturing systems control software and process planning software for the integrated manufacturing facility.
Italy
  • Development of a testing system for precision machinery.
  • RTD 7: Technical Co-ordinator.
Italy
  • Gammastamps's expertise in the variuous stamping operations, and in the fabrication of complex shapes dies will enable it to contribute to the development of innovative stamping processes.
Spain
  • Study of tribological characteristics of employed tools and manufactured components. Development of advanced surface modification treatments.
  • Project exploitation manager.
Spain
  • Development of handling devices for forming and machining.
  • Design and fabrication of micro-Robot for transport between manufacturing units.
Spain
  • Design and fabrication of handling and transport devices in mass-manufacturing.
Spain
  • Development of new machinery defined in the project, including detailed design ans assembly of forming-machine systems
Sweden
  • Preparation of functional nanofibers and nanostructures that can be used as tools for various stages of microforming technologies such as : nanotubes, nanowires, nanofilters, nanomembranes, nanocoatings, nanofilms, nanosurface layers for sensoring, and nanocomposites, among others.
Switzerland
  • Development of an integrated, automated miniature/micro-material testing system inside the SEM.
  • Investigation into techniques for probe-based component-form measurement and mechanical testing of the formed and machined components.
United Kingdom
  • Development of micro-mechanics modelling techniques to evaluate material flow.
  • Texture evolution and failure mechanisms in forming micro-components.
United Kingdom
  • Micro/nano-cutting tools fabrication and support to the development of the ench-type micro/nano-machine tool.
United Kingdom
  • Meet the precision machining requirements of the project (machine elements, tools, mechanical structural parts of measurement, testing and handling devices).
United Kingdom
  • Develop training programmes and support the co-ordination of innovation, demonstration, training and project management activities.
United Kingdom
  • Research and development of bench type micromachining machine tools and nano-micro manufacturing techniques on 3D micro and miniature components.
United Kingdom
  • To build a bench top size machine tool for machining microscale features on precision engineering components using conventional milling and grinding processes.
United Kingdom
  • Strathclyde will manage the MASMICRO project as the Project Co-ordinator, will play a key role in developing product design methodology and the system, developing intelligent tools and flexible forming-machine systems, and participating in manufacturing systems integration, as well as carrying out tasks for modelling and analysis, dissemination and exploitation of the project results, and developing training programmes.
United Kingdom
  • Manufacture of precision micro-parts by photochemical techniques.

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