The new emerging generation of microsystems represents a major opportunity for a substantial EU economic growth, in an industry counting already more than 200.000 workers and a turnover in 2019 of 450 billion Euro. The Mesomorph concept provides the means to overcome the following 4 main hurdles:
- The intrinsic physic of microsystems doesn't allow the simple downsizing of conventional technologies to industrialize micromanufacturing processes. Mesomorphallows to limit the number of micromanipulation tasks by integrating an all-in-onemachine featuring novel processes for the direct creation of functions (electronic, fluidic, optic) directly on a substrate, with a RESOLUTION down to 300nm, by combining multi-material addition (Two-Photon Polymerization, Atomic Layer 3D nano printing) and subtraction (Femtolaser micro-ablation) in a self-contained white room.
- Because of the intrinsic slowness of physical processes at microscale, productivity cannot be achieved by sequencing multiple single steps. Mesomorph proposes a scaleup throughput by PARALLELIZATION and batch processing UP TO 50k PARTS/YEAR, leveraging a new multiple micronozzles system to extend the SADALP working area from 10x10mm up to 500x500mm, and concurrently leveraging on the beam splitting technique of a high-power fs laser for ablation.
- Microsystems cannot be conceived with subcomponents. Mesomorph includes a specific Design-to-Lifevalue Platform to guide the development of new microsystems by fully exploiting the new processes.
- Innovation cannot be limited by the financial risk associated with the necessary investments. Mesomorph implements a new 'Manufacturing as a Service' business model in which all the value chain?s actors can benefit from a positive net cash flow since production's start, effectively removing entry barriers for innovators.
Mesomorph consortium is composed of 13 partners from 5 different countries. Each partner represents excellence in its own field.
- | PRIMA ELECTRO SPA (Coördinator)
- | ATLANT HOLDING IVS (ATLANT Holding, ATLANT 3D Nanosystems, ATLANT)
- | FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAT ERLANGEN NURNBERG
- | HELIOTIS AG
- | IRIS SRL
- | MCH-TRONICS SAGL
- | MORPHICA SOCIETA A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA SEMPLIFICATA A SOCIO UNICO
- | OPI PHOTONICS SRL
- | Politecnico di Torino
- | SMOLSYS AG
- | STMICROELECTRONICS SRL
- | UAB FEMTIKA (Femtika)
- | University of applied sciences and arts of southern switzerland (SUPSI)