Neotech AMT GmbH of Nuremberg, Germany announces the launching of the EU Penta Project “AMPERE” which will develop reliable and scalable hybrid 4D printing processes for producing multi-functional mechatronic systems.
The project started on April 1st, 2021 and will run until March 31st, 2024. A consortium of 10 leading Research and Industrial partners from Germany and the Netherlands will develop and combine essential AM technologies required for the robust and scalable manufacture of smart 4D printing of mechatronic products.
The project will accommodate the manufacture of both small series, mass customised products whilst scaling through to high production volumes (>10.000 parts). The developed technologies will utilise Smart 4D Printing Processes to produce novel products containing a combination of integrated mechanical, electrical and optical functionalities. Three innovative product cases will demonstrate the hybrid manufacturing approach and move beyond the State-of-the-Art: LED luminaires, Signal/Power Electronics and Medical Devices.
Neotech AMT GmbH is a leading company developing manufacturing technologies for 3D Printed Electronics. Since 2009 the company has pioneered developments in this emerging market and offers production level solutions.
“The AMPERE project is a hugely exiting and ambitious project in the field of AM and will generate substantial business benefits. The project will enable unique product designs that for the first time combine mechanical, electrical and optical functionalities produced at the industrial scale. Furthermore, the flexible nature of the developed production systems will allow faster response to changes in the market and open up new application areas for this emerging technology.”– Dr. Martin Hedges, Managing Director of Neotech
The patented 45X system was the first 3DPE system ever used in the high volume, industrial manufacture of cell phones. Many other applications for automotive and industrial customers are under development, including 3D circuits, antenna, sensors and heater patterns.
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