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Additive manufacturing for the integration of sensor technology into mechatronic systems
Duration: 10/01/2020 – 09/31/2022
Objective: In the PrESens project, technologies and process sequences are developed with which sensor structures can be integrated directly into mechatronic systems by means of additive manufacturing processes. The focus is on the use of innovative printing processes to create functional structures on the individual components of the systems.
Miniaturization of helix antennas for HF applications by MID manufacturing process [MiniHelix]
Duration: 05/01/2020 – 04/30/2022
In the MiniHelix project, future-oriented manufacturing processes for mechatronic integrated assemblies (3d MID) are being investigated in the context of antenna applications. The aim of the project is to develop additive manufacturing processes for antenna arrays made of multifilar helix antennas.
Sintering of printed conductive structures by energy input using microwave irradiation (MikSin)
Duration: 04/01/2020 – 03/31/2022
On the one hand, the expected project results extend the spectrum of printable substrates to include low-polar and at the same time temperature-sensitive materials, thus opening up the possibility of expanding the range of products containing printed conductive structures. Furthermore, a faster and more energy-efficient sintering process can be assumed, since energy only has to be introduced into the printed structures and not the entire component and the complete sintering furnace has to be heated.
Characterization methods for determining the sintering properties of printed inks containing micro- and nanoparticles and their influence on the homogeneity of conductivity and reliability (SIMONE)
Duration: 01/01/2020 – 12/31/2021
The aim of the research project is to develop a new electrical characterization method for the analysis of sintered highly conductive nano- and microparticle inks. On the one hand, statements can be made about adhesion, crack formation, current carrying capacity as well as the profile of the conductivity over the cross section and high-frequency relevant surface properties. On the other hand, the exact knowledge of the influence of the sintering parameters is a prerequisite for a later economic use of the material and process combinations.
Production of individual sensor systems in small lot sizes
Duration: 07/01/2018 – 12/31/2020
Objective: The project will enable small and medium-sized enterprises to take their first steps in the areas of design, manufacturing, testing and commissioning in the retrofit of systems with smart sensor systems. A library will be developed to allow less experienced developers to identify application-specific retrofit strategies, to configure spatially integrated sensor systems, and to integrate the developed sensor systems into existing production systems.
Generative generation of copper conductors by laser sintering on adaptive spatial circuit carriers
Duration: 07/01/2018 – 09/30/2020
Objective: Development of a cost-effective and resource-saving process for the deposition of copper conductors.
Fast and flexible production of conductor structures for the production of large-area mechatronic components by laser-assisted direct printing
Duration: 07/01/2018 – 06/30/2020
Objective: Due to the feasibility of large-area MID components, electrical functions can be applied to already existing components, whereby the integration density can be further increased or the product weight can be further reduced.
Silver sintered on 3D ceramic substrates for electronics in high temperature applications
Duration: 06/01/2018 – 05/31/2020
Objective: Use of ceramic substrate in conjunction with silver interconnect technology to extend the application to higher temperatures and harsh environments.
Additive manufacturing of power electronic circuit carriers
Duration: 05/01/2018 – 04/30/2021
Objective: To provide an improved process for the additive fabrication of Cu-based metal layers as well as of ceramic circuit carriers by laser melting or laser sintering.
Digital printing of organic optoelectronics on a 3D body
Duration: 01/01/2018 – 06/30/2020
Objective: Development of processes for the production of organic functional layers on 3D surfaces of any shape. To this end, materials, processing methods and equipment technology for digital printing technologies such as inkjet and aerosol jet are to be further developed and the organic electronic devices (OEDs) produced are to be combined with 3D-Molded Interconnect Devices (3D-MID) technology.