MULTILAYER is focused on the mass-production of micro devices by using several different layers which are individually structured and treated and then ultimately assembled.

This project, supported by the EC as a large-scale integrated project, brings together the facilities and experience of 19 partners from 7 European countries. The main objective of the MULTILAYER project is therefore to develop a set of solutions for the large-scale production of micro devices based on a technology we call “Rolled multi-material layered 3D shaping technology” and using the concept of tape casting and advanced printing techniques. This technology will enable the manufacture of complex multifunctional 3D-micro parts in a layer by layer manner and in a high-throughput context. Each layer can be given a specific structure. They will be printed and contain channels and cavities that are open or filled in a very high precision manner. The microsystems will have as their basic building material ceramics, which is a clear advantage in applications requiring high temperature, corrosive environments, and long time reliability (ie. cooling systems, medical applications …). As a result, cost reduction, miniaturisation and a massive integration of functions will ensure the success of the MULTILAYER platform.



  • Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique, Liten (CEA)
  • Swerea IVF AB (IVF)
  • Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e. V. (FhG)
  • Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH)
  • Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (FZK)
  • Universität Karlsruhe (TH) (UNIKARL)
  • Politechnika Wrocławska (Wrocław University of Technology) (WT)
  • The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambridge (UCAM)
  • Altatech semiconductor (ALTATECH)
  • KeraNor AS (KERANOR)
  • KMS Kemmer Automation GmbH (KMS)
  • Ecole Française de Papeterie et des Industries Graphiques (EFPG)
  • Centro Ricerche Fiat S.c.p.a. (CRF)
  • Omnisys Instruments AB (OMNISYS)
  • BPE International Dr.Hornig GmbH (BPE)

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