Instituto Pedro Nunes
IPN     IPN Incubadora

I4M - Inovação no Micro Molde e Micro Manipulação
Integrated and intelligent micro mold solution, handling and control system for micro parts production.

Challenge

The R&D project I4M - Innovation in Micro Mold and Micro Handling aims to carry out a research that will enable the consortium to establish and validate a new tool paradigm for micro parts, materialized in an intelligent integrated solution consisting of micro mold, customized handling system and respective control. The challenge is to reduce costs, reduce waste and optimize time production by reducing material used on the sprue and with personalization of piece in molding process, reinforcing the ranking of the supplier in the market.

Solution

I4M aims to develop a manipulation system for micro parts, that is seamlessly integrated with micro mold to make the loading, unloading and assembly, meeting the dimensional, geometric and appropriate way to the level of accuracy required by the customer, and by the operating conditions tolerances.

Project Reference

POCI-01-0247-FEDER-017703

Funding

Total Cost

799.483,03

IPN Cost

208.792,27

EU financial support

FEDER - 156.594,21

Duration

2016-2019

Consortium

Edilásio Carreira da Silva, Lda.
Centimfe
Instituto Pedro Nunes

Partners

 

Keywords

Micro parts, micro molds, micro handling, robotic, computer vision, sensing.