High Precision Micro Production Technologies

Summary
The Hi-Micro project intends to realise an innovative approach for the design, manufacturing and quality control of tool inserts to achieve significant breakthrough in mass production of precision 3D micro-parts, through further developing both enabling manufacturing technologies, including additive manufacturing (AM), micro electrical discharge machining (micro-EDM), micro electro-chemical machining (micro-ECM) and micro-milling, and unique metrology and quality control methods such as computer-tomography (CT) metrology and digital holography. Together with industrial technology providers, the Hi-Micro project will further bolster the performance of industrial equipment for mass production of precision 3D micro-parts, through modular design of tool insert units with improved thermal management capability, development of on-machine handling system and in-line quality control device. Activities will run over the entire value chain of mass production of precision 3D micro-parts, from product and tool insert design, manufacturing of tool inserts, micro injection moulding processes, to the production equipment and quality control in the whole production chain. In order to tackle the identified challenges and critical problems, the Hi-Micro project will provide radical innovations and major breakthroughs as follows: - Development of design and tolerance guidelines for advanced micro manufacturing of components (nominal size
More information
Web resources: http://www.hi-micro.eu
https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/104686/factsheet/en
Start date: 01-10-2012
End date: 30-09-2015
Total budget - Public funding: 5 150 146,00 Euro - 3 499 997,00 Euro
Call topic: High precision production technologies for high quality 3D micro-parts (FoF.NMP.2012-5)
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Original description

The Hi-Micro project intends to realise an innovative approach for the design, manufacturing and quality control of tool inserts to achieve significant breakthrough in mass production of precision 3D micro-parts, through further developing both enabling manufacturing technologies, including additive manufacturing (AM), micro electrical discharge machining (micro-EDM), micro electro-chemical machining (micro-ECM) and micro-milling, and unique metrology and quality control methods such as computer-tomography (CT) metrology and digital holography. Together with industrial technology providers, the Hi-Micro project will further bolster the performance of industrial equipment for mass production of precision 3D micro-parts, through modular design of tool insert units with improved thermal management capability, development of on-machine handling system and in-line quality control device. Activities will run over the entire value chain of mass production of precision 3D micro-parts, from product and tool insert design, manufacturing of tool inserts, micro injection moulding processes, to the production equipment and quality control in the whole production chain.
In order to tackle the identified challenges and critical problems, the Hi-Micro project will provide radical innovations and major breakthroughs as follows:
• Development of design and tolerance guidelines for advanced micro manufacturing of components (nominal size

Status

ONG

Call topic

FoF.NMP.2012-5

Update Date

07-11-2021
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Additive manufacturing Methods for handling of parts, metrology and inspection Innovative physical, chemical and physicochemical processes Integration of non-conventional technologies and conventiona...
Measurement, sensing, condition and performance monitoring t... System modelling, simulation and forecasting Modelling and simulation for the (co-)design and management ...