Below you will find a summary of the current projects. By clicking on the project name you will receive further information on the particular project.
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Inductive inline sintering for electrical printed conductive structures with a process control system
Duration: 08/01/2022 – 07/31/2024
- TUC: Inductor (induction coil) for sintering wet, printed conductor tracks with thicknesses from 30 μm and widths from 300 μm
- IWU: model-based process control for the sintering process, max.conductivity deviation ± 5%
3D optical conductors on functional surfaces using the Mosquito method
Duration: 07/01/2022 – 06/30/2024
The research objective of the project is the integration of optical fibers in cavities on 3D surfaces using the mosquito method. In addition, industrial production should be made possible.
Additive manufacturing of antennas by processing of high frequency plastics
Duration: 07/01/2022 – 06/30/2024
The aim of the project is to investigate suitable combinations of plastics and AF manufacturing processes of RF components.
Printed Supercaps and Batteries (Supercapatteries) for Smart Energy Storage Systems
Duration: 04/01/2022 – 03/31/2024
Research objective: Development of powerful, mass printed, 3D energy storage devices
Technologies for high quality contacting of printed structures for level-3 interconnections between electronic assemblies
Duration: 03/01/2022 – 02/29/2024
The focus of the project is on the evaluation of the manufacturability of functional and reliable Level 3 interconnections, for which printed circuit boards have to be contacted using conventional electronics production techniques.
Additive manufacturing of dielectric elastomers for industrial use
Duration: 05/01/2022 – 04/30/2024
The aim of the research project is to develop industrially scalable, additive manufacturing processes for dielectric elastomers and to create corresponding parameter guidelines.
Digital printing of conductive inks using inkjet for miniaturization of electronic assemblies
Duration: 10/01/2021 – 09/30/2023
The main research objective is to test the scientific thesis that conventional stencil printing can be substituted by inkjet printing on an ink base for extremely miniaturised assemblies and at the same time integrated into the existing production environment.
Nickel-free metallization systems on 3D MID substrate materials
Duration: 05/01/2021 – 10/31/2023
The goal is to provide important insights for the design and manufacture of reliable 3D circuit carriers. On the other hand, new applications for MIDs with nickel-free conductor paths are also to be developed.
IGF – 3D multilayer printing from Mechatronic Integrated Devices
Duration: 04/01/2021 – 03/31/2023
In the research project applied for, the generative printing of multilayer conductor tracks with vias on spatial free-form surfaces is being researched in order to increase the integration density of 3D mechatronic integrated devices (3D-MID).
Integrative functional expansion in electrical engineering for the automated production of intelligent insulation systems
Duration: 11/01/2020 – 10/31/2022
The research objective is to enable a thermoset injection moulding process for the insulation of stators for electric motors. Thereby, material advantages and the degrees of freedom of the process are to be used to produce an optimized insulation system with reduced process time compared to common processes.
Additive manufacturing for the integration of sensor technology into mechatronic systems
Duration: 10/01/2020 – 03/31/2023
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
Duration: 05/01/2020 – 12/31/2022
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
Duration: 04/01/2020 – 11/30/2022
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
Duration: 01/01/2020 – 12/31/2022
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.