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Light-Rolls project takes care of cost efficient production for light modules
The EC funded project Light-Rolls started by kick-off meeting at 7th and 8th of July 2009. The project focuses research and development of modular based production units for the seamless, high throughput manufacture of micro-structured, polymer based components and microsystems. The scientific objective aims to realize structures in the micron range and integrate also dies to be assembled in high-speed and parallel by benefit of self assembling. Nanoparticle dispersions used in fast conductive track printing technologies will allow the parallel generation of conductive lines.
These processes comprise the founding elements of the Light-Rolls technology platform with a roll-to-roll philosophy. The manufacturing modules will be integrable, exchangeable, with mechanical, fluidic and IT interfaces, to make it easy and cost efficient to adjust the sequence of process steps to the product to be produced. Besides the translation of processes for high-throughput manufacturing, high yield will be achieved by the application of advanced process control and production IT methods. Lines run without dangerous chemicals and use integrated recycling. For future products a Light-Rolls knowledge base for design for manufacturing will be elaborated. A pilot line will be set-up, tested for fabrication of flexible LED-display systems. Manufacture of other components like Lab-on-Chip or integration of new micro-energy storage components is possible in future to address needs of European industry.
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Light Rolls Partner: Prodintec Spain, microTEC Gesellschaft für Mikrotechnologie mbH Germany, Norbert Schläfli Maschinen Zofingen Switzerland, Centro Ricerche FIAT S.C.p.A. Italy, Design LED Products Ltd United Kingdom, ACP-IT GmbH Austria, Fraunhofer IPA Germany, Xaar Jet AB Sweden, microelectronica S.A. Romania
The work leading to these results receives funding from the European
Community's Seventh Framework Programme under grant agreement n° CP-TP
228686 - FP7-NMP