AMPERE will develop reliable and scalable hybrid Additive Manufacturing (AM) methods for producing multi-functional mechatronic systems.
The project started on April 1st 2021 and PR. 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 manufacturing of smart 4D mechatronic products.
The project will accommodate the manufacturing of both small series, mass customised products whilst scaling through to high production volumes (>10.000 parts). The developed technologies will utilise Smart 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.
- Develop Essential Technology for hybrid 4D manufacturing – flexible and scalable from small series mass customization to higher production volumes whilst meeting the real needs of industry.
- Through Smart Processes of 4D products – integrated mechanical, electrical and optical functionalities.
- Develop scalable and reliable industrial production systems in combination with the essential technology and smart processes. Demonstrate the hybrid 4D manufacturing approach in three innovative product cases covering different applications and sectors (LED luminaires & signal and power electronics & medical devices).
Manufacturing of FDM materials and filaments at Fraunhofer IFAM