WCMNM2022

5th World Congress on Micro and Nano Manufacturing

19-22 September 2022

Jointly organised by the 4M Association, the International Institution for Micro Manufacturing (I2M2) and the International Forum on Micro Manufacturing (IFMM), the Congress hopes to bring together the worldwide community of micro- & nano-manufacturing experts.

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October 2019

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WCMNM2020, Call for papers

The 2020 World Congress on Micro and Nano Manufacturing will take place from 22th to 24th September 2020 at IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India It is jointly organised by the International Institution for Micro Manufacturing (I2M2), the 4M Association and the International Forum on Micro Manufacturing (IFMM …

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WCMNM2020

As a precautionary measure against COVID 19 outbreak, the congress has been tentatively postponed to 21-23 September 2021.

The paper submission deadlines will be extended accordingly. We are closely monitoring the situation and will keep you posted of the new paper submission deadlines. Thank you for understanding and please stay …

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DTU PhD Summer School 2019

DTU is organizing the PhD Summer School on Micro Mechanical Systems Design and Manufacturing 2019. The Summer School is scheduled to run for two weeks, from June 24th to July 5th (see enclosed flyer).

The contents encompass lecture on micro manufacturing processes and process chains as well as practical project …

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June 2019

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The 4 M Association is delighted to inform you that the Special Issue reprint book 'Product/Process Fingerprint in Micro Manufacturing' has been published online and is freely accessible on the MDPI Books platform.

The reprint book will be listed in the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB), Google Books …

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November 2018

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WCMNM2019, Call for papers

The 2019 World Congress on Micro and Nano Manufacturing will take place from 10th to 12th September 2019 in Raleigh NC, USA. It is jointly organised by the International Institution for Micro Manufacturing (I2M2), the 4M Association and the International Forum on Micro Manufacturing (IFMM).

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December 2014

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4M/ICOMM 2015 – REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

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Registration details available here

Author registration deadline: 1st February 2015. In order for a paper to be included in the conference programme and appear in the proceedings at least one author must register for the conference before the 1st of February 2015.

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December 2016

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WCMNM 2017

The 2017 World Congress on Micro and Nano Manufacturing, a joint conference of the 12th International Conference on MicroManufacturing (ICOMM 2017), the 13th Multi-Material Micro Manufacture (4M 2017), and the International Forum on MicroManufacturing (IFMM’17). The Congress, organized by the International Institution for Micromanufacturing (I2M2), 4M Association …

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July 2015

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4M / IWMF 2016

13th - 15th September 2016

IWMf image Don't forget to save the date. The 4M conference and IWMF will be held from the 13th to 15th of September 2016 at the DTU Campus in Copenhagen, Denmark. For more information about the conference, contact

Contact: Lisa Jones.

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April 2015

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4M/ICOMM2015 Feedback Survey

4M2020 Logo Did you attend 4M/ICOMM2015? We greatly value your thoughts on how the conference went and would appreciate you taking a couple of minutes to complete a short feedback survey on how you think the conference went. This will help us to organise future conferences

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January 2015

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4M/ICOMM 2015 – REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

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Registration details available here

Author registration deadline: 1st February 2015. In order for a paper to be included in the conference programme and appear in the proceedings at least one author must register for the conference before the 1st of February 2015.

4M/IWMF …

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February 2015

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4M/ICOMM15 2015

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REGISTER BEFORE THE 20th OF MARCH 2015

Discounts available for 4M & I2M2 members. Those who are not 4M or I2M2 members are not eligible for the 4M or I2M2 discount.

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4M/IWMF 2016 Conference

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October 2018

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Working with injection molding? Tools production? Product development? This seminar will give you the opportunity to stay up to date with the latest developments in precision micro injection molding (μIM), including: micro molding product development and industrial production, process monitoring and simulation, tooling technologies, additive manufacturing, quality control, metal/ceramic …

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WCMNM2018

World Congress on Micro and Nano Manufacturing

Jointly organised by the 4M Association, the International Institution for Micro Manufacturing (I2M2) and the International Forum on Micro Manufacturing (IFMM)

Congress Chair

Joško Valentinčič, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Congress Co-Chairs

Stefan Dimov, University of Birmingham, UK

Martin Byung-Guk Jun, Purdue University, USA …

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4M/IWMF2016 Conference

Venue

Denmark is the home of The Little Mermaid, historic Vikings, timeless Scandinavian design and much more. The conference will be held at the Technical University of Denmark in Lyngby.

Dates

The main conference programme takes place from 13th - 15th September 2016

Conference Theme

Papers are invited that present original …

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January 2016

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Expert Workshop FOCUS

Aims:

Create clusters of FoF project activities, according to their objectives and addressed themes.

• Speeding up industrial exploitations

• Stimulating new networks

• Common business and commercial potentials

• Add value beyond the state of art

• Effective execution of activities

• Common interests

• Joint exploitation

• Roadmap

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May 2016

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PRN 2016

19 - 20 May 2016 The 3rd International Conference Polymer Replication on Nanoscale.

The conference will address issues in large scale replication of micro- and nanostructures in polymer materials including:

Fabrication of structured molds, inserts or shims for polymer replication

Industrial replication technologies, injection molding and roll-to-roll techniques

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INDUSTRIAL WORKSHOP 30. March 2015 (Milano, Italy)

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INDUSTRIAL WORKSHOP Higher Value production technologies and KET enabled applications

(by Invitation only)

This project cluster workshops brings together a critical mass of industry facing R&D programmes that are strongly interrelated and aims to achieve two main objectives with this workshop: 1) Participants to get an insight to key …

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October 2014

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4M/ICOMM 2015 – Call for Papers

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Papers are invited that present original research and development in processes and process chains for multi-material nano/micro/meso scale manufacture. All papers must be technical in nature and include original work. Selected papers will be fast tracked in following journals: ASME Journal of …

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November 2014

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4M/ICOMM 2015

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Now that the paper submission is closed the review process is just beginning. Keep an eye on your inbox - the conference secretary will be in touch with authors and reviewers over the next few weeks. Two Invited Speakers have already been confirmed aswell as two projects: Hyproline …

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SAVE THE DATE for the 4M/ICOMM 2015 Conference!

31 March – 2 April 2015, Milan, Italy

Co-Chairs:

Prof. Massimiliano Annoni, Politecnico di Milano Dr. Irene Fassi, CNR-ITIA Prof. Gloria Wiens, University of Florida Prof. Stefan Dimov, Birmingham University

LINK to conference website

Co-organised by:

4M Association International Institution of Micro Manufacturing (I2M2) Politecnico di Milano University of Florida CNR-ITIA …

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September 2014

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4M/ICOMM 2015 – Call for Papers

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Papers are invited that present original research and development in processes and process chains for multi-material nano/micro/meso scale manufacture. All papers must be technical in nature and include original work. Selected papers will be fast tracked in following journals: ASME Journal of …

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August 2014

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Update - 4M/ICOMM 2015

4M2020 Logo Papers are invited that present original research and development in processes and process chains for multi-material nano/micro/meso scale manufacture. All papers must be technical in nature and include original work. Selected papers will be fast tracked in following journals: ASME Journal of Micro and …

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4M 2020 "Through young eyes" Workshop

Objectives

• To identify at least three application fields/products fed by KETs as defined by 4M2020.

• To highlight the 4M technologies/processes which are currently under development and promise to become economically viable in 7 to 10 years.

Details

The 2014 edition of the Summer School on “Micro Mechanical Systems …

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July 2014

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Update - 4M/ICOMM 2015

4M2020 Logo Papers are invited that present original research and development in processes and process chains for multi-material nano/micro/meso scale manufacture. All papers must be technical in nature and include original work. Selected papers will be fast tracked in following journals: ASME Journal of Micro and …

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ICOMM 2014 - 9th International Conference on Micromanufacturing

March 26 - 28, 2014, Singapore

Many fields, including medical, aerospace, military/defense, optics, automotive, consumer products, and communications, have been increasingly demanding miniature devices and components with complex micro-scale features made from a wide selection of materials. Some current applications of miniature parts - with dimensions ranging from a few micrometers …

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4M 2015 Detailed Programme

Download the full schedule at the bottom of this page!

The slot for each paper will last 20 minutes, including 15 minutes for the presentation + 5 minutes for questions & answers.

Please prepare your presentation on a pen drive to upload it on the pc that will be available in the …

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June '14

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4M/ICOMM 2015 in Milan is jointly organised by the International Institution for Micromanufacturing (I2M2) and the 4M Association; 4M/ICOMM 2015 – Call for Papers; 4M Announcement - 4M2020 Foresight Forum; 9th International Workshop on Microfactories; New Book Published - Richard Leach - Fundamental Principles of Engineering Nanometrology (Micro & Nano Technologies); LET’S …

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May '14

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Call for Projects - 4M2020 Foresight Forum, Renew your membership, 3W-MID, Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology Conference, DTU PhD Summer School, Nanomanufacturing Conference, Electronics System Conference, Microfactories Workshop, MicroFluidic Handling Systems Conference, Nanoscale Conference, Microsystems Training Course

4M Announcement - Call for Projects: 4M2020 Foresight Forum

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4M/ICOMM2009 Conference

23-25 September 2009

Karlsrhue Photo: Courtesy of FZK, Germany

This conference is jointly organised by the International Conference on Multi-Material Micro-Manufacture(4M) and the International Conference on Micro-Manufacture (ICOMM), bringing together for the first time the worldwide community of micro-manufacturing experts.

Aim and Themes

The main goal of the Conference is …

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April '14

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Join 4M!, IAQSense, IT2014, Precision Engineering Conference, DTU Summer School, Nanomanufacturing Conference, Electronics Conference, Call for Papers - Microfactories, Microfluidic Conference, Call for Papers - Nanoscale, FSRM Training

REMINDER: Renew your 4M Membership for 2014

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DTU PhD Summer School - Micro Mechanical Systems Design & Manufacturing 2014

June 16th - 27th 2014, Technical University of Denmark

This course, supported by the 4M Association, is situated in the context of emerging micro/nano technologies. Micromechanical components play an increasing role in micro systems. The use of metals, polymers and ceramics for miniature components requires product development methods as well …

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Industrial Technologies 2014

April 9 - 11 2014, Athens, Greece

The Industrial Technologies 2014 conference integrates nanotechnology, biotechnology, advanced materials and new production technologies. The event offers opportunities for developing valuable research and industry collaborations, and showcases cutting-edge research, latest innovations and rising companies from all around Europe.

The main topics include:

• European and …

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March '14

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Join 4M!, IT2014, Precision Engineering Conference, Nanomanufacturing Conference, Electronics Conference, Call for Papers - Microfactories, Microfluidic Conference, Call for Papers - Nanoscale, FSRM Training

REMINDER: Renew your 4M Membership for 2014

joinus If you would like to renew your annual membership, or join the 4M Association as a new member, please contact the …

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January '14

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Join 4M!, Surface Topography, FoodMicrosystems Roadmaps, Nanomanufacturing Conference, Electronics System Integration Conference, Microfactories Workshop, Microfluidic Handling Systems Conference, SENSGLASS Project Success Story, FSRM Training

4M MEMBERSHIP for 2014

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December '13

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Seasons Greetings, Become a 4M Member!, 4M2020 New Website, ICOMM 2014, ASME 2014, Call for Papers: 3M Nano 2014, FRSM Training

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

xmas On behalf of the 4M Association, may we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you for your …

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July '13

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4M2013 Online Shop Open, FP7 Project Mosycousis, ICOMM 2014, 3D Printing, FRSM Training

4M 2013 Conference Registration Site Now Open!

4M2013 The 10th International Conference on Multi-Material Micro Manufacture (4M2013) is officially open for registrations via the University of Birmingham online shop. Note: At least one author must register for the …

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January'12

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4M 2012 - Vienna, Austria, 9-11th October

4M2011 The First Call for Papers is published and invites papers that present original research and development in processes and process chains for multi-material micro and nano manufacture. The submission site will open on 1st February, and the deadline for submission of full 4-page papers …

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May '13

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3rd Call for Papers - Final Reminder, COMS 2013, HELIOS, New Book Published: Area Surface Texture, Tiny Chiplets, FRSM Training

Third Call for Papers Final Reminder - Deadline Today! (31st May 2013)

4M2013 The Third Call for Papers is published. Today is the last day to submit your papers. Five Invited Speakers have …

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February '14

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Join 4M!, IT2014, Nanomanufacturing Conference, Electronics System Integration Conference, Microfactories Workshop, Microfluidic Handling Systems Conference, FSRM Training

REMINDER: Renew your 4M Membership for 2014

joinus If you would like to renew your annual membership, or join the 4M Association as a new member, please contact the Secretariat for more information. Benefits …

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February'12

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4M 2012 - Vienna, Austria, 9-11th October

4M2011 The First Call for Papers is published and the submission site is now OPEN. You are invited to submit papers that present original research and development in processes and process chains for multi-material micro and nano manufacture. The deadline for submission of full 4-page …

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February '13

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4M2013 Call for papers, 4M2012 Proceedings, Elena Ulieru, Nanostructures, Nanoimprinting, DTU, Papertab, FSRM Training

First Call for Papers - Now Open

4M2013 The First Call for Papers is published and invites papers that present original research and development in processes and process chains for multi-material micro and nano manufacture. The submission site …

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March '13

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4M2013 Second Call for Papers, First Invited Speakers and Special Sessions Announced, 4M2020 CSA Proposal, Can Glass be Brittle OR Ductile?, New Journal Publish on Surface Topography - Now Open for Papers, COMS 2013, FSRM Training.

Second Call for Papers - Reminder

4M2013 The Second Call for Papers is published. The deadline for …

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November '13

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Eurotraining, EUSPEN 2013, Microsystems on Plastic parts 2013, ICOMM 2014, ASME 2014, Bulk Metal, FRSM Training

Eurotraining Launches NEW Website!

eurotraining The European project EuroTraining has launched their new website which offers access to hundreds of training courses for European industry and SME Thematic training, aswell as events in the field …

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June '13

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4M 2013 Reviews - Deadline 28th June 2013

The deadline for papers has passed and the submission site is now closed. The review is underway. The deadline for the first review is Friday 28th June 2013. If you have been allocated papers to review please complete them by this date.

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January'09 Bulletin

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4M/ICOMM2009, Ceramic Processing Handbook, Changes to Project Officer, Micropumps Workshop, PhD Award, Vacancies, Flexible Organice Electronics Conference

4M/ICOMM 2009

4M/ICOMM 2009 takes place in Karlsruhe, Germany, from 23rd to 25th September 2009 and is the first joint conference organised by the teams behind the USA based International …

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October '13

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4M 2013 Presentations available, 4M 2013 Feedback Survey, 4M 2013 Proceedings, Elena Ulieru Innovation Award, 4M 2020 Kick Off Meeting Presentations available, 4M/ICOMM 2015 Announced, ATV-SEMAPP Seminar, ASME 2014, Make-it-yourself, FRSM Training

4M 2013 Conference, San Sebastián, Spain - Presentations now available!

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Topical Meeting: Micro/Nano Manufacturing Workshop

27th- 28th November 2013 at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany

Registration is now open for euspen's Micro/Nano Manufacturing Workshop. KIT is one of the largest and most prestigious research and education institutions in Germany and is one of the leading universities in engineering and science in Europe.

This …

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4M/ICOMM2015 Conference

Post-Conference Update

Proceedings now available online

Best paper: “Experimental Investigation of the Effect of Dielectric Conductivity on Characteristics of Micro-EDM Process” Soham S. Mujumdar, Shiv G. Kapoor and Davide Curreli (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA)

Honourable mentions: “Dimensional accuracy and deformation behaviours in meso-scaled progressive forming of two-level …

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3rd MicroNano Moulding ATV-SEMAPP Seminar

November 13th, 2013, DTU

At the seminar the latest technologies and applications within the field of micro and nano moulding will be presented by speakers from industrial partners, research centers and universities working on the projects

NanoPlast

Hi-Micro

PolyNano

Selected topics and results from the projects are chosen as shown …

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November '12

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4M 2012 Association Annual Meeting - Presentations available

Thankyou to everyone who attended the 4M2012 Conference in Vienna last month, and also to those who attended the Annual Meeting. Natalie Withenshaw and Rob Bell of C-Tech Innovation Ltd were also there to introduce C-Tech as the new secretariat support for the …

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4M 2013 Invited Speaker: Professor Dr.-Ing. Christian Hopmann

Institut für Kunststoffverarbeitung (IKV) in Industrie und Handwerk an der RWTH Aachen Pontstr. 55, 52062 Aachen, Germany www.ikv-aachen.de

Biography

Christian Hopmann

Christian Hopmann, born 1968, studied Mechanical Engineering with particular focus on Plastics Processing at RWTH Aachen, Germany. Following his diploma 1996, he received his doctoral degree (Dr.-Ing.) with …

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4M 2013 Invited Speaker: Yasunori Saotome

Kansai Center | Institute for Materials Research | Tohoku University | 9203 Bldg. in | Univ. of Hyogo | Shosha 2167 | Himeji, Hyogo 671-2280 | JAPAN | +81 79 260 7208 | saotome@imr.tohoku.ac.jp

Biography

Professor Yasunori Saotome

Professor Yasunori Saotome is a Professor at Institute for Materials Research (IMR) , Tohoku University in Japan and a visiting professor …

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4M 2013 Invited Speaker: Professor Richard Leach

Engineering Measurement Division | National Physical Laboratory | Teddington, Middlesex TW11 0LW | UK | +44 20 8943 6303 | richard.leach@npl.co.uk

Biography

Professor Richard Leach

Professor Richard Leach is a Principal Research Scientist at the National Physical Laboratory in the UK and a visiting professor at Loughborough University and the Harbin Institute of Technology …

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4M 2013 Invited Speaker: Professor Jian Cao

Department of Mechanical Engineering | Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering | Northwestern University| U.S.A

Biography

Professor Jian Cao

Jian Cao received her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from M.I.T. in 1995. She is currently a Professor of Mechanical Engineering, a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and an Associate Vice …

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Conference on Commercialization of Micro and Nanosystems COMS 2013

Venue: Enschede, The Netherlands

COMS 2013 is the 18th edition of the annual international conference on commercializing micro- and nanotechnology. This edition is all about connecting different worlds, realizing creative systems. COMS will provide you with the latest information on technology transfer, manufacturing processes, facilities, infrastructure, investment, applications and markets …

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4M 2013 Detailed Programme

The Detailed Programme* is available to download via the link below. * The programme may be changed by the organisers without prior notification.

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December '12

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of our members. We look forward to working with you in 2013

Per Johander

Per

It is with great sadness that we have to inform you of the passing of our friend and colleague Per Johander.

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SPIE Photonics West 2013

Venue: The Moscone Center, San Francisco, California, United States

Attend the most influential conference for biophotonics and biomedical optics, high-power laser manufacturing, optoelectronics, microfabrication, and green photonics.

Further information and registration here>>

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International Conference on Micromanufacturing

Venue: University of Victoria

The 8th International Conference on MicroManufacturing (ICOMM 2013) focuses on the processes, equipment, and systems for fabricating miniature parts with micro-scale features. Papers are sought to address theoretical and applied research issues related to manufacture, assembly, and metrology for components and systems with micro-scale features. Papers …

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3M Nano Conference

Venue: Suzhou, China

3M-NANO is the annual International Conference on Manipulation, Manu­facturing and Measurement on the Nanoscale, which will be held for the third time in Suzhou, China. The ultimate ambition of this new conference series is to bridge the gap between nanosciences and engineering sciences, aiming at emerging …

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4M 2013 Conference

San Sebastian, Spain

Venue

Barceló Costa Vasca,Avenida Pio Baroja, 15 | 20008 San Sebastián, Spain

IK4-TEKNIKER, Eibar, Spain

Dates

The main conference programme takes place from 8th - 10th October 2013

Chairs

Sabino Azcarate, IK4-TEKNIKER, Spain (Chair) and Stefan Dimov, University of Birmingham, UK (Co-Chair)

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4M 2012 Detailed Programme

The Detailed Programme(*) including the schedule for presentations is available to download at bottom of this webpage.

(*) The programme may be changed by the organisers without prior notification.

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July '12

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4M 2012 - Vienna, Austria, 9-11th October

4M2011 The second review is completed. Authors of the papers selected for publication will be notified by 13th July 2012. We look forward to welcoming all to the conference which will be held in the modern surroundings of the new 1,200 m² EURO PLAZA …

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IWMF 2012

The 8th International Workshop on Microfactories (IWMF 2012), is inviting you to contribute to the conference. The IWMF 2012 will be held in Finland on 18-20 June, 2012.

Important dates:
Abstract Submission: 31 October 2011
Notification of Abstract Acceptance: 18 November 2011
Full Paper Submission: 10 February 2012

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Topical Meeting - Structured and Freeform Surfaces

euspen is delighted to partner with the National Physical Laboratory UK to bring you this meeting. NPL is the UK's National Measurement Institute and a world-leading centre of excellence in developing and applying the most accurate measurement standards, science and technology available.

Structured and freeform surfaces are of growing importance …

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Opening ceremony of Integ-Micro Precision Factory

The Facility that houses the manufacturing platforms developed by the Integ-Micro project consortium will open its doors on 22nd June 2012.

Platforms developed within Integ-Micro project by a consortium of twenty academic and industrial partners are hybrid, reconfigurable, multitasking machines integrating different high precision techniques for the generation of 3D …

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ISEM XVII

From the 9th to 12th April 2013 the 17th International Symposium on Electromachining (ISEM XVII) will be held in Leuven, Belgium.

This triennial meeting of academia and industry that specializes in non-conventional machining techniques serves as a platform for the dissemination of the latest scientific and technological accomplishments that represent …

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June'12

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4M 2012 - Vienna, Austria, 9-11th October

4M2011 The second review will commence next week. The deadline for the second review to be completed is Friday 29th June 2012. You will be asked to check the papers that you were originally allocated in first review, to ensure any recommendations have been addressed …

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May'12

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4M 2012 - Vienna, Austria, 9-11th October

4M2011 The deadline for the first review is Friday 4th May 2012. If you have been allocated papers to review please complete them by this date. The first Invited Speakers have been announced. The conference will be held in the modern surroundings of the new …

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Training for Professionals No.2 - Stockholm

This Workshop will present the latest technologies and applications within the field of micro and nano moulding with presentations by speakers from industrial partners, research centers and universities.

The programme will be of interest to:

  • Engineers active on micro production development and micro product design
  • Researchers on micro/nano technology …
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ICOMM 2012

Join us at the 7th International Conference on Micromanufacturing, March 12-14, 2012, at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. Featured keynote speakers are:

Prof. Chad A. Mirkin of Northwestern, U.S.A.
A Chemist’s Approach to Nanofabrication: towards a “Desktop Fab”

Prof. Koji Ikuta of the University of Tokyo, Japan
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Summer School on Micro Mechanical Systems Design and Manufacturing

For the 6th consecutive year, DTU is organizing the PhD Summer School on "Micro Mechanical Systems Design and Manufacturing".

The Summer School is scheduled to run for two weeks at the end of June, from 25/06 to 06/07. The contents encompass an introduction to micro manufacturing technologies, design …

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COMS2012

This year the Commercialization of Micro-nano Systems Conference takes place in Europe.

COMS2012 is to be held in Vestfeld, Norway.

To find out further information visit the COMS2012 webpages.

Abstracts are due 1st March 2012.

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Call for Papers 4M2012

The first Call for Papers for 4M2012 is published and can be viewed or downloaded by clicking on the icon below.

Deadline for submission of papers is 9th March 2012.

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Sponsoring 4M2012

Stand out from the rest in front of more than 100 micro-manufacturing experts from around the world. As a sponsor, you can promote your company’s mission even more effectively to the assembled individuals and organisations attending 4M2012 while learning about the latest advances in micro-manufacturing research.

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Scope of 4M

Microsystems-based products are a key value-adding element for many sectors of industry - and the predicted nanotechnology future will also be largely delivered by microtechnologies. While the late 20th century saw a silicon-based microelectronics revolution, the 21st century looks forward to the adoption of micro- and nano-manufacturing technologies as the demand …

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Scope of 4M

Microsystems-based products are a key value-adding element for many sectors of industry - and the predicted nanotechnology future will also be largely delivered by microtechnologies. While the late 20th century saw a silicon-based microelectronics revolution, the 21st century looks forward to the adoption of micro- and nano-manufacturing technologies as the demand …

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Scope of 4M Conference

Microsystems-based products are a key value-adding element for many sectors of industry - and the predicted nanotechnology future will also be largely delivered by microtechnologies. While the late 20th century saw a silicon-based microelectronics revolution, the 21st century looks forward to the adoption of micro- and nano-manufacturing technologies as the demand …

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2011 Summer School on Micro Mechanical Systems Design and Manufacture

2011 attendees
The 2011 edition of the Summer School on “Micro Mechanical Systems Design and Manufacture” organised by DTU was attended by 20 students representing 7 countries of affiliation and 10 nationalities!

The students took part in an intense training made of lectures mainly in the mornings and project work in the …

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COTECH - Training for Professionals

VENUE HSG-IMAT

The COTECH (Converging TECHnology for micro systems manufacture) project is pleased to offer its second edition of the "Training for Professionals".

This free seminar, with a stimulating programme (see below) that brings you the latest developments in micro systems manufacture, will be delivered by researchers, original equipment manufacturers …

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Oct'11

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4M 2011 - Stuttgart, Germany, 8-10th November

4M2011 Sixty-seven papers have been accepted for publication in the 4M2011 Proceedings, which are now in press. All those who wish to attend should Register as soon as possible. Six invited speakers have now been confirmed and twelve sponsors have signed up. We look forward …

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MM/MEMS/NANO Live USA 2012

Following its debut in Ohio, 2012 will see MM Live USA and new co-locating feature events MEMS Live USA and NANO Live USA move to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont near Chicago.

The move to a more accessible location both nationally and internationally will have a positive …

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CICMT Conference

The next “IMAPS/ACerS 8th International Conference and Exhibition on Ceramic Interconnect and Ceramic Microsystems Technologies” will be held in Radisson Blu Hotel, Erfurt, Germany on April 16 - 19, 2012.

More information in the attached file and on the official Ceramic Interconnect and Ceramic Microsystems Technologies website at www.cicmt …

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ESAFORM 2012

ESAFORM2012This conference is based on a series of mini-symposia, including a mini-symposium on) "Nano-structured materials and microforming". As in the past, one of the objectives of this mini-symposium is to get together the apparently different topics of nano-structured materials (including ultrafine grained and nanocrystalline materials) and microforming (including sheet and …

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Integ-micro seminar

Integ-MicroA seminar on micro-manufacturing organised and hosted by the Integ-Micro project will take place in Hannover on Thursday 22nd September 2011.

The seminar is free-of-charge and includes a welcome coffee reception.

A flyer with more information is available to download by clicking on the icon below.

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Sept'11

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4M 2011 - Stuttgart, Germany, 8-10th November

4M2011 The second stage of the 4M2011 peer review is complete. All successful authors will hear from organisers by Monday 5th September 2011. Authors have a final chance to re-upload their final papers as a Word document until 16th September 2011. Please respect the deadline …

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July'11

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4M 2011 - Stuttgart, Germany, 8-10th November

4M2011 The first stage of the 4M2011 peer review is complete. All corresponding authors now have until July 22nd to take into consideration the comments from the Reviewers and to re-upload their papers as a Word document. Please respect the deadline for this process. We …

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LAMOM XVII

Photonics West, being held next year in San Francisco, USA, is one of the biggest laser related conferences. In the frame of Photonic West 2012 a conference entitled:

Laser Applications in Microelectronic and Optoelectronic Manufacturing (LAMOM) XVII

is being held. The aim of this conference is to provide a forum …

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IPAS2012

First Call for Papers for the Sixth International Precision Assembly Seminar 2012, which will be held on 12-15 February 2012 in Chamonix, France. Please find attached preliminary details for submission of papers.

Key dates:-

Full Paper Deadline: 4 July 2011

Final Paper Deadline: 26 September 2011

Conference: 12-15 February 2012 …

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June'11

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4M 2011 - Stuttgart, Germany, 8-10th November

4M2011 The first stage of the 4M2011 peer review is almost complete. All corresponding authors will soon receive an e-mail informing them if their papers have been accepted with changes, or rejected. There will then be a period allocated for the changes or amendments to …

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LBMP-VI

Photonics West, being held next year in San Francisco, USA, is one of the biggest laser related conferences. In the frame of Photonic West 2012 a conference entitled
"Laser-based Micro- and Nanopackaging and Assembly (LBMP-VI)"
is offered which concentrates on application-oriented laser process developments.

Amongst others, the following session topics …

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Registration & fees

Important Dates (provisional)

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Notification of acceptance in Final PublicationAugust 2011
Authors Final Registration16th September 2011
Final Early Bird Registration16th September 2011
Public Final Registration31st October 2011
4M2010 Conference8-10 November 2011

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May '11

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4M 2011 - Stuttgart, Germany, 8-10th November

4M2011 The 4M2011 submission site is now closed. The peer review process will commence soon. All authors will receive an e-mail informing them of the papers they have been allocated to review. Please respect the deadlines for the various stages of this process. We can …

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April'11

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4M 2011 - Stuttgart, Germany, 8-10th November

4M2011 The 4M2011 submission site is OPEN. Due to a number of requests for extensions, the deadline for submission of full (4-page) papers is now extended to 21st April 2011. Can we please ask that this deadline is respected by all prospective authors. The Call …

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Knowledge-based Manufacturing Colloquium

Are you interested in new concepts of manufacturing automation and their feasibility in the automotive, aeronautics and electrical areas?
Would you like to discover the potential of a task oriented production approach?
Do you want to establish new contacts for future European R&D cooperation?

If your answer is Yes …

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2nd Micro-Nano-Moulding Workshop

The Workshop will present the latest technologies and applications within the field of micro and nano moulding with presentations by speakers from industrial partners, research centres and universities.

The workshop is organized within the dissemination activities and training for professionals of the European Project ‘‘COTECH-Converging technologies for micro systems manufacturing …

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Summer School in Micro Manufacturing

The main aim of the course is to build a new knowledge corpus applied to micro scale (most of the students already have some manufacturing or mechanical engineering basic knowledge) and develop new skills, including projects and teamwork.

After the course the attendees will:

  • Get an understanding of applied product …

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February'11

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4M 2011 - Stuttgart, Germany, 8-10th November

4M2011 The first Call for Papers for the 4M2011 Conference is published and available to download from the conference webpages. A provisional list of key dates is also ready, the most important at the moment being the deadline for submission of full (4-page) papers which …

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Call for Papers

The first Call for Papers for 4M2011 is published and can be viewed or downloaded by clicking on the icon below.

Deadline for submission of papers has been extended to 21st April 2011.

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Hotels & Accommodation

We recommend that you use the Hotel booking service provided by the accommodation bureau of the Stuttgart-Marketing office, which is offered completely free of charge.

The Deadline for bookings is 26th September 2011.

The password for this service is 4m2011.

To access it go to the accommodation bureau webpages. This …

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January'11

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4M 2011 - Dates and venue announced

4M2011 We were pleased that Prof. Heinz Kück of Stuttgart University and the HSG-IMAT Institute, was able to attend 4M2010 and to announce the dates and venue for 4M2011, which will take place from 8th - 10th November 2011 in Stuttgart, Germany. The first Call for …

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13th International Conference on Metrology and Properties of Engineering Surfaces

Venue
National Physical Laboratory (NPL) which is situated 20 km south-west of central London and close to the historic Royal Palace of Hampton Court.

This conference focuses on the progress made in surface metrology, surface characterisation instrumentation and properties of engineering surfaces.

The topics covered include:

  • Surface, Micro and Nano …
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COMS 2011

The "Commercialization of Micro-Nano Systems" Conference (COMS) brings together leaders from all over the world and from every sector of industry, all sharing, learning and creating partnerships in an open interactive setting.

This is a powerful environment focused on accelerating commercialization activity among established and emerging micro and nano businesses …

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3M-Nano

3M-NANO is an annual International Conference on Manipulation, Manufacturing and Measurement on the Nanoscale, which will be held for the second time in Xi'an, China, from 29th August to 1st September 2012.

Full information on 3M-Nano webpages.

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4M 2011

The 8th International Conference on Multi-material micro-manufacturing will take place in Stuttgart, Germany.

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4M 2011 Conference

Haus der Wirtschaft, Germany

Venue

Haus der Wirtschaft, Stuttgart, Germany (above)

Aim and Themes

The main goal of the Conference is to provide a forum for experts from industry and academia to share the results of their investigations in an open, friendly and rewarding environment and in so doing to advance the creation of …

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Symposium on Micro- and Nano-manufacturing

Call for papers to this symposium which takes place at the 35th ASME INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MICRO- AND NANO-SYSTEMS within the IDETC2011 - 2011 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, August 28-31, 2011, Washington, DC, USA.

The symposium will provide a forum for the dissemination of fundamental and applied research aspects …

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December'10

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European Ceramics Society

Our 4M Association colleagues at SwereaIVF in Gothenburg are co-organisers of the 12th conference of the European Ceramics Society (ECerS), which takes place in Stockholm in 2011, from June 19th to 23rd. The abstract deadline is 15th December. Further details on the ECerS2011 website.

4M 2010

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ESAFORM

The 14th ESAFORM conference will be held on April 27-29, 2011, hosted by Queen´s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

This conference is based on a series of mini-symposia, including a mini-symposium on "Nano-structured materials and microforming". As in the past, one of the objectives of this mini-symposium is to get …

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ECerS 2011 XII

Venue
Stockholm, Sweden.

Ceramics have for several millennia served mankind with useful materials. Today, ceramic science is a well established academic discipline and ceramic materials are used in a multitude of applications that utilize the unique combinations of functional, thermal, chemical and mechanical properties.

Recently, challenges related to the development …

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COTECH at K2010

The COTECH project will be presented at the K2010 fair in Dusseldorf.

Those of you, who are planning to visit the fair from Oct. 27th to Nov. 3rd 2010 are welcome to visit the COTECH booth in hall 5/E22-2.

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Metrology workshop at ALICONA

Within the activities of the COTECH project, you are invited to the Metrology workshop which will be held at ALICONA IMAGING Gmbh (Graz, Austria) on November 10th 2010.

The workshop, organized by Dr. Manfred Prantl and his team at ALICONA IMAGING Gmbh, will be an all-day workshop including both theory …

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Overview Programme

The Detailed Programme(*) including the schedule for presentations is available to download at bottom of this webpage.

Tuesday 8th November 2011

Venue: Haus der Wirtschaft, Stuttgart, Germany.

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8.00 - 9.00 Registration
9.00 - 9.50 Opening ceremony and welcome speeches
9.50 - 10.10 Invited Talk
Kai PETERS …
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Overview Programme

This Provisional Programme does not include the detailed schedule for presentations.

Wednesday 17th November 2010

Venue: Hotel Mercure, Bourg en Bresse

time
8.00 - 9.00 Registration
9.00 - 9.30 Opening ceremony
9.30 - 10.45 Invited Talks
9.30 Herman Schoo "Thin Film Organic Devices as a platform …
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Workshop on "Tape 3D structuring"

Topics

  • recent developments in innovative tool-making solutions for the fabrication of large area stamps/rollers with complex 3D shapes;

  • solutions for tape structuring employing different direct rapid machining/structuring techniques such as laser structuring, punching, embossing; and

  • inmould labelling techniques for application to Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems (MEMS).

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August'10 Bulletin

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4M 2010

4M2010 With all papers now selected, authors attending the conference should register by Friday 13th August. General conference information can be viewed on the conference webpages. The provisional programme is now published. With more sponsors than at any previous 4M conference, we look forward to welcoming you all to …

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Advanced micro-manufacturing with lasers

The Association of Industrial Laser Users (AILU) is to hold a workshop on ‘Advanced micro-manufacturing with lasers’.

The applications of laser micro-processing, a key technology in 21st Century manufacturing, span micro-electronics, solar energy, medical instrumentation and transportation; and this timely event includes wide ranging reviews from international speakers and live …

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ICOMM 2011

The 6th International Conference on MicroManufacturing (ICOMM 2011) will be held on the Tokyo Denki University campus in Tokyo, Japan.

It will take place from March 7th to March 10th, 2011.

Abstracts are due October 15, 2010.

Full papers are due January 15, 2011.

Further details on webpages

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SME Micromanufacturing Conference

Whether the challenge is creating micro features on micro parts or on macro parts, participants in this event will be looking for ideas to improve their process. Exploring the many processes available, this conference brings together industry professionals to discuss the latest developments and to improve your process today.

Venue …

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9th International MID Congress

The use of high temperature thermoplastics and their structured metallization opens up a new dimension of circuit carrier design to the electronic industry: Molded Interconnect Devices (MID).

On the 29th and 30th September 2010, the 9th International Congress MID 2010 will take place at the congress center of Fuerth. This …

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EUMINAfab at E-MRS

There will be a EUMINAfab workshop held on 14th September 2010 as a satellite event to the E-MRS 2010 Fall meeting in Warsaw.

EUMINAfab is the first European Research Infrastructure on multimaterial micro and nanotechnology. It offers open and no-cost access to state of the art fabrication and characterisation technologies …

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Smart Sensors, Actuators and MEMS

This biannual conference is the fifth in the series following its successful launch in 2003.

Due to the interdisciplinary spirit of the event a wide range of topics is covered related to the design, fabrication, packaging and system integration of MEMS and NEMS-based sensors and actuators applying smart approaches. Furthermore …

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iCAT 2010

3rd International Conference on Additive Technologies

This conference is dedicated to the emerging field of “Rapid technologies”, and their applications.

This year’s special topics include Medical applications such as Rapid Manufactured Custom Implants, Biomedical and Dental Applications of Additive Fabrication. Other conference topics are Rapid Prototyping, Tooling and Manufacturing …

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Optics - Key technology for the future

Venue:
Pullman Quellenhof Aachen, Monheimsalle 66, 52062 Aachen, Germany

With this two-day colloquium centred around the topics of optics and photonics the Fraunhofer Institutes for Productions Technology (IPT) and Laser Technology (ILT) offer a forum of information about current perspectives, technological innovations and new applications from industry and research. The …

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June'10 Bulletin

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4M 2010 - Sponsor

SARIX We are pleased to announce that once again SARIX have agreed to sponsor our 4M conference. If you require further information about sponsorship packages, please contact Chris Matthews.

4M 2010

4M2010 Authors should receive feedback about their papers from the Review process by 3rd June. Further general conference …

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May'10 Bulletin

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4M 2010

4M2010 The first stage Review began w/c 12th April. Reviewers are kindly requested to complete their allocated Reviews by 16th May 2010. Further conference information can be viewed on the conference webpages. The three-day programme will be announced soon. We look forward to welcoming you in France from …

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ICOMM/4M

ICOMM/4M 2010
The 5th International Conference on MicroManufacturing focuses on the processes, equipment, and systems for fabricating miniature parts with micro-scale features.

Many fields, including medical, aerospace, military/defense, optics, automotive, consumer products, and communications, have been increasingly demanding miniature devices and components with complex micro-scale features made from a wide selection …

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PowerMEMS 2010

The 10th International Workshop on Micro and Nanotechnology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications

Venue: University Hall, Leuven, Belgium.

Technical topics of interest include:

  • Energy harvesting for remote sensors and microsystems
  • Thermoelectric and photovoltaic materials and systems
  • Piezoelectric, electrostatic and electromagnetic conversion
  • Energy management and microsystem integration
  • Nanostructured materials …
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Summer School in micro mechanical system design & manufacture

Micromechanical components play an increasing role in micro systems. The use of metals, polymers and ceramics for miniature components requires new product development methods as well as manufacturing technologies, where product dimensions may range from micrometre to millimetre.

This Summer School is situated in the context of such emerging micro …

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Summer School in Microrobotics and Self-Assembly for Hybrid MEMS

This Summer School is a real opportunity to go into the microworld and discover innovative approaches and tools.

The general context of the summer school concerns the micromanipulation and assembly of such complex microsystems. From the state-of-the-art, integration technologies for heterogeneous microsystems are based on Microrobotics or Self-assembly approaches.

Microrobotics …

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MICROSYS 2010

Microsys 2010, the Micro- and Nanotechnology Fair, will take place in Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre this September.

Micromechanics, micro-injection moulding, microelectronics, micro-optics and microsystems technology - the Microsys trade fair for micro- and nanotechnology in R&D, production and applications engineering is an integral platform for all of these manufacturing applications …

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Micro-nano moulding seminar

ATV• SEMAPP/The Polymer- and MicroNano groups in cooperation with Dansk Maskinteknisk Selskab (DMS), IDA and the EU Network on ‘Converging technologies for micro systems manufacturing - ‘COTECH’ invites you to a seminar on:

Micro-nano moulding - Technologies and Applications

This seminar is organized within the dissemination activities of the ‘COTECH-Converging technologies …

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Launching NANOfutures

The European Commission, the Spanish EU Presidency, the Government of Principality of Asturias, the NANOfutures association and PRODINTEC are pleased to announce the Official Launching of the European Technology Innovation Platform NANOfutures focused on nanotechnologies in Gijón (Asturias) on the 15-16th June 2010. This initiative has been included as Official …

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MEMS/Microfluidics Course

Aimed at engineers, biologists and chemists, this course will provide an introduction to MEMS and Micro-Fluidics in the context of the imminent expansion of System-on-Chip and System-in-Package technologies which enable the creation of miniature devices that integrate transducers electronic signal processing.

Participants of the course, which takes place at the …

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SPE Eurotec Conference

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) invites you to present a paper at its inaugural EUROTEC technical conference in Barcelona, Spain. This 3-day event is designed to attract several hundred industry professionals who are interested in learning about the latest global developments.

SPE is inviting speakers to present papers at …

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Nozomu Mishima

Nozomu Mishima Nozomu Mishima is the leader of the Environmentally Conscious Design and Manufacturing Research Group at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Institute of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Japan.

Research interests:

Robust Design of Machine Tools and Development of a Design Supporting Tool Development of Miniature …

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Herman Schoo

SchooHerman Schoo is the Program manager in the Holst Centre of the strategic program “Sensor Tags & Systems” where combinations of organic, large area electronic device technology is investigated. He was recently appointed as Senior Research Fellow of TNO.

Areas of Expertise

Synthesis of high quality (semi-)conducting materials for polymer …

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Alexander Stuck

StuckDr. Alexander Stuck is currently head of CSEM BASEL. He is an expert in nano-optics and replication technologies. He has a track record of successful collaboration with industry leaders in brand protection and optical microsystems.

Before joining CSEM he was responsible for the development and production of DVD-recorders and managed …

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Phil Coates

Professor Phil Coates BSc ARCS MSc PhD FREng FIMechE FIMMM CEng

Phil CoatesPhil is a Physics graduate (Imperial College), London; his PhD research was on solid phase deformation processing of polymers (Leeds University).
Phil Coates is Pro Vice Chancellor for Research & Knowledge Transfer, and Professor of Polymer Engineering at the University …

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Eric Baer

Eric BaerEric Baer is the Leonard Case Jr. Professor in the Dept. of Macromolecular Science and Engineering and Director of the Center for Layered Polymeric Systems (CliPS) NSF Science and Technology Center at Case Western Reserve University.

His honors include the Curtis W. McGraw Research Award, American Society of Engineering Education …

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IWMF

IWMF2010 The International Workshop on Microfactories is held biennially and attempts to share in the latest innovations, advances and future multidisciplinary research and development in Microfactories.

The 7th International Workshop on Microfactories(IWMF2010) will be held on October 24-27, 2010 at Daejeon Convention Center (DCC), Daejeon, Korea. It will offer researchers …

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IFMM'10

International Forum on Micro Manufacturing 2010

The main aim of IFMM'10 is to provide a forum for experts from industry and academia to clarify the current states and problems of the processing technology of micro/meso scale (0.1-10mm) in the world and engage in interdisciplinary discussions about the creation …

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4M 2010 Invited Speakers

The following speakers have been confirmed for 4M2010:

  • Eric Baer, Case Western Reserve University, USA “Continuous Polymer Nanolayer Processing by Forced Assembly”

  • Phil Coates, Bradford University, UK
    "Process structuring of polymers and polymer composites in micromoulding"

  • Heinz Kück, HSG-IMAT, Germany
    "Potential of Moulded Interconnect Devices for the Packaging of Miniature …

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Invited Speakers

The following speakers have already agreed to address the 4M2011 Conference:

Prof. J. Burghartz, Institut fur Mikroelektronik, Stuttgart, Germany
"An open foundry concept for microsystem small series production – concept and examples”

Prof. Marc Desmulliez, Heriot-Watt University, UK
" Highlights of the Grand challeng Project : 3D-MINTEGRATION, the serial manufacture of 3D integrated …

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Micro-Nano-Bio Convergence Systems

The 4th MNBS Concertation and Consultation Workshop in Neuchatel/Switzerland is co-organized by the European Commission and CSEM. For the first time, this event will be open to external participants of the MNBS cluster:

  • to encourage the diffusion and exchange of information on the development of science and technology in …
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2nd Aachen Precision Days

This international conference with a thematic focus on precision and ultra-precision manufacturing, is addressed at participants in the field of industry and research.

Organised by the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology (IPT) and the Center for Precision and Micro Technology (ZPM), the conference focuses on process chains for the production …

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Erlangen workshop on microforming

MicroformingOn November 23rd, 2010 the Chair of Manufacturing Technology will host the workshop on microforming in Erlangen/Germany.

Founded in 2002, the workshop will be organised for the fifth time to provide a forum for industry and academia for the exchange of knowledge, information, experience and results as well as …

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January'10 Bulletin

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4M 2010

4M2010 Preparations for the conference in November are progressing well. Two invited speakers are already confirmed, and four projects - COTECH, FlexPAET, MultiLayer, and EUMINAfab will host special sessions within the conference programme. The 4M Association looks forward to welcoming you to a stimulating, informative and enjoyable 4M2010 Conference. The …

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EUSPEN 2010

euspenRapid and efficient industrial innovation requires not only leading scientific knowledge, but an understanding of latest technological advances and the harnessing of effective collaboration. Euspen provides an entrepreneurial network of leading industrialists and researchers working in the field of precision, micro and nano engineering through which these three key activities …

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MAM2010

The Micronarc Alpine Meeting (MAM) 2010

Theme : EQUIPMENT FOR MICROPRODUCTS

This 2-day conference intends to stimulate networking and discussions in the casual atmosphere of Villars, a charming village and ski resort located at 1250 meters of altitude.

A selection of invited speakers and presentations will comprise the program. A small …

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MULTILAYER Workshop

A workshop on PRINTING TECHNOLOGIES
Recent developments in printing processes such as inkjet printing and screen printing: application to microelectronic and ceramic.

The workshop will include oral presentations. There will be discussion time after each lecture and a concluding round table. All contributions will be presented on internet at http …

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MULTILAYER Workshop

Workshop on Automation process integration, control and inspection issues for ceramic 3D structuring

Wroclaw, Poland

Recent developments in innovative automation issues of technologies developed within the Multilayer project such as laser structuring, punching, embossing and inmould labelling will be presented. Associated process control methods and inspection via optical tools for …

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Nanocharacterization techniques & tools

This first EUMINAfab winter school at Minatec, Grenoble is aimed at Ph.D students, post-docs and engineers involved in micro and nanotechnologies and who wish to acquire a global and general overview of some of the most widespread nanocharacterisation techniques, such as SEM, TEM and XPS.

Some specialized complementary techniques …

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Metrology in Micro Manufacturing - workshop

In partnership with CEMMNT, MM Live is pleased to announce the introduction of the Metrology in Micro Manufacturing Workshop, which will take place during the afternoon session of 21st October, of the Micro Manufacturing Conference.

Chairman's Introduction & Welcome
Paul Newbatt, CEMMNT

CEMMNT - A Measurement & Characterisation Service for the Micro Manufacturing …

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December'09 Bulletin

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4M 2010

4M2010 The 4M Association is pleased to announce that 4M2010 will take place in Oyonnax, France from 17th to 19th November 2010. Papers are invited that present the latest advances in developing new processes and process chains for multi-material micro manufacture and their applications in microsystems-based products.

New MD …

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Important Deadlines (provisional)

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Submission site will open1st February 2010
Submission deadline of full papers19th March 2010
Feed back from the peer review to authors24th May 2010
Submission of revised paper11th June 2010
Review of revised papersJuly 2010
Notification of acceptance in Final Publication19th July 2010 …
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Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Workshop

Transducer Research Foundation

The thirteenth in the series of Hilton Head Workshops on the science and technology of solid-state sensors, actuators, and microsystems will be held on June 6-10, 2010.

Previous Workshops have provided a highly interactive forum for North, Central and South American researchers to present and discuss recent advances in microfabrication …

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PPE'09 International Conference

polymer processing engineering conference 2009

PPE'09 aims to:

  • Provide a timely forum for presentation & discussion of key developments in engineering excellence in polymer processing;
  • Cover leading edge developments in polymer processing technology, in-process measurements and process flow modelling, and control;
  • Provide a technical focus for the processing and technology industries.

Venue:

University of Bradford

Further …

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4M 2010 Conference

PEP,Plastipolis, Oyonnax, France

Aim and Themes

The main goal of the Conference is to provide a forum for experts from industry and academia to share the results of their in-depth investigations and engage in interdisciplinary discussions about the creation of micro-manufacturing capabilities.

Papers are invited to present the latest advances in developing new …

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4M 2010

IWMF20104M2010 will take place in Oyonnax, France. Papers are invited that present the latest advances in developing new processes and process chains for multi-material micro manufacture and their applications in microsystems-based products.

Full details will appear on the conference webpages.

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October'09 Bulletin

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Workshop on Microfluidics for Cells

This workshop, organised by Fraunhofer IZM-M, takes place on Tuesday, 20th October 2009. Full details are on the event page. 4M Association members can benefit from a reduced fee.

Nanofutures preparatory meeting

A meeting has been organised for 14th October 2009 to discuss the setting …

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Nanofutures meeting

Please find, available to download below, the Agenda of a Nanofutures preparatory meeting, which has been organized in Brussels by Christos Tokamanis to present and discuss the Nanofutures Initiative.

You are invited to participate and discuss this new approach of an integrating multi-disciplinary, multi-sectoral, cross-ETP European Platform together at a …

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August'09 Bulletin

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4M/ICOMM 2009

4M/icomm 2009 Thank you to all who have already registered for the 4M/ICOMM Conference. If you have not yet done so you can still register here. If you are planning your trip some suggestions for hotels are given. Transport will be made available from these suggested hotels to …

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Knowledge Exchange: New Routes for Business

Cardiff University, with Assembly backing, is reaching out to support Welsh enterprises with free access to technical demonstrator expertise and specialised facilities.

Understand the benefits of working with the university and find out how to take advantage of these new offerings.

A flyer for the event is available to download …

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Workshop on Microfluidics for cells

“Tools for tissue engineering” at the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM, Munich branch.

The use of microfluidic tools for applications in tissue engineering is a key technology. Within that field, there are various applications like cell analysis systems for bioavailability or toxicity, quick cell sorters, cell release tools …

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Nanoaccess@Cardiff

The Annual meeting of current and potential users of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Equipment at Cardiff (Nanoaccess@Cardiff) takes place on 6th October 2009 at Manufacturing Engineering Centre (MEC), Cardiff University.

We are pleased to invite you to the NanoAccess@Cardiff user meeting on the 6th October 2009 at the Manufacturing …

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Applications of Micro and Nano Technology in Biosensing & Diagnostics

The aim of this meeting is to highlight current advances in biosensing and diagnostics being made possible by the application of micro and nanotechnology.

The programme includes presentations from leading academic researchers and industrial R&D and manufacturing organisations on the use of MEMS, microfluidics, cantilever biosensor arrays, printed microstructures …

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IPAS 2010

The Fifth International Precision Assembly Seminar will be held next year in Chamonix, France from 14-17 February 2010.

The seminar provides an excellent forum for industrial and research organizations to debate the current challenges and developments in manufacturing across Europe and within the USA and Japan. The official language of …

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July'09 Bulletin

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4M/ICOMM 2009

4M/icomm 2009 93 papers have been accepted for publication in the 4M/ICOMM Conference proceedings, which are now in production.
Register before JULY 31st to benefit from reduced rates.
The Provisionsl programme is now available. Visit the conference webpages for further information.

Glass Microfluidic Device for High Throughput Mixing …

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Day 2 - 24 September 2009

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9.15 - 10.30 Invited Talks (Aula)
Shiv G. Kapoor "CNT- Composites for the Micro-World - Design for Functionality & Manufacturabilty"
Dave Blank "Perspectives in Micro and Nanofabrication of new functional materials"
10.30 - 11.15 Coffee Break / Poster Session (Foyer)
11.15 - 12.30 Thematic Session 5 & 6
Novel Materials …
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Day 1 - 23 September 2009

Wednesday 23 September 2009

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8.00 - 9.00 Registration (Foyer)
9.00 - 9.30 Opening (Aula)
9.30 - 10.45 Invited Talks (Aula)
Ian Hutchings "Opportunities and limitations of inkjet printing in micro-manufacturing"
Roland Zengerle "Microfluidic Platforms for Miniaturization, Integration & Automation of Biochemical Assays"
10.45 - 11.15 Coffee …
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Provisional Programme

Wednesday 23 September 2009

time
8.00 - 9.00 Registration (Foyer)
9.00 - 9.30 Opening (Aula)
9.30 - 10.45 Invited Talks (Aula)
9.30 Ian Hutchings "Opportunities and limitations of inkjet printing in micro-manufacturing"
10.10 Roland Zengerle "Microfluidic Platforms for Miniaturization, Integration & Automation of Biochemical Assays
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Day 3 - 25 September 2009

Friday 25 September 2009

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9.00 - 10.15 Invited Talks (Aula)
Mustafizur Rahman "Tool-based compound micro/nano machining"
Sylvain Ballandras "Single-crystal based composite wafers for high quality passive RF microdevices"
10.15 - 11.00 Coffee Break / Poster Session (Foyer)
11.00 - 12.15 Thematic sessions 9 & 10
Process chains …
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IEEE ISAM2009

2009 IEEE International Symposium on Assembly and Manufacturing (IEEE ISAM 2009) will be held in Seoul, Korea on 17 to 20 November 2009. The Symposium aims at providing a forum for researchers and practitioners working on the diverse issues of assembly and manufacturing in various product sizes, production scales, and …

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Programme Committee

Volker Saile, FZK, Germany (Conference Chair)
Kornel Ehmann, Northwestern University , USA (Conference Co-chair)
Stefan Dimov, Cardiff University, UK (Conference Co-chair)
Sabino Azcarate, TEKNIKER, Spain
Donna Bibber, Micro Engineering Solutions, USA
Marc Bonis, UNIVERSITY Tech. de Compiegne, France
Matt Bono, Lawrence Livermore Nat. Lab. , USA
David Burton, Performance Micro Tool, USA …

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'Microparts’ Interest Group Workshop

Recent advances in modern manufacturing techniques has made it possible to manufacture small and complex components to extremely high accuracies. In direct response to the extreme demands of quality assurance for the measurement of size, form and position of microsystem parts, extensive research is being carried out in the area …

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June'09 Bulletin

4m bulletin

4M Workshop on Devices for Harsh Environments

This workshop takes place in Vienna on 8th June 2009, partners are invited to both contribute and participate to this event.

Ceramics Processing in Microtechnology

4M Ceramics Division This book, which is a major deliverable from the 4M Ceramics Division, is now published. It presents an …

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License agreement

Important dates

eventdate
Notification of acceptance in Final Publication4 June 2009
License form submission12 June 2009
4M/ICOMM Conference23-25 September 2009

License agreement

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License agreement

Important dates

eventdate
Notification of acceptance in Final PublicationJuly 2010
License form submission13th August 2010
4M2010 Conference17-19 November 2010

License agreement

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License Agreement

Deadlines

eventdate
Submission of full paper21st April 2011
Submission of revised paperJuly 2011
Submission of final paper16th September 2011

License agreement

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4M Summer School 2009

The Summer School, once again hosted by DTU, takes place this year from 15th - 26th June 2009. Please note these dates down and consider sending your students.

To find out about this year's programme visit the Summer School website.

You can read about the previous Summer Schools held in 2007 …

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4M MicroFluidics Division

The next and last divisional meeting (microfluidic division) will be held in Karlsruhe following the 4M GC meeting.

Time:
1:30 - 3:30 pm

Location:
FZK, room 0-441 or room 0-241 (depends on number of participants)

Proposed agenda:

  • progress of tasks

  • website of the 4M Association Micro-fluidics Interest Group

  • 4M …

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4M Metals Division

The main task of this meeting will be to discuss our deliverable D7.8, the aim of which is the identification of successful cooperation strategies between research institutes whereby it should also reflect the current state of the art regarding this issue. During the divisional meeting we will discuss the …

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EuroNanoForum

EuroNanoForum is a biannual event organised by the European Commission, typically attracting 700-1000 participants. For the first time EuroNanoForum and Nanotech Europe will be joining forces to create the largest European nanotechnology event of 2011.

EuroNanoForum 2011 will have space for many contributed presentations and posters, enabling you to communicate …

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May'09 Bulletin

4m bulletin

4M Final Governing Council meeting

The final meeting of the 4M Governing Council will take place on 18th & 19th May 2009 in Karlsruhe, Germany. This will be a final opportunity for all partners to gather together one last time.

Final meeting of the 4M Polymer processing division

This meeting takes …

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Sponsors

Microsystems-UK

Microsystems-UK

Microsystems has focussed on ultra-precision micro-machining and micro-moulding since the company was established in 2003. The majority of our customers are in the medical and pharmaceutical markets, although we also operate in other markets that require close tolerance polymer microparts, polymer optics, or ultra-precision machined components. We are committed …

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Registration and fees

Important Dates

eventdate
Notification of acceptance in Final Publication1 June 2009
Authors Final Registration19 June 2009
Final Early Bird Registration31 July 2009
Public Final Registration4 September 2009
4M/ICOMM Conference23-25 September 2009

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Registration and fees

Important Dates (provisional)

eventdate
Notification of acceptance in Final PublicationJuly 2010
Authors Final Registration13th August 2010
Final Early Bird Registration13th August 2010
Public Final RegistrationOctober 2010
4M2010 Conference17-19 November 2010

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Important Deadlines

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Submission site will open5 January 2009
Submission deadline of full papers20 February 2009
Feed back from the peer review to authors27 March 2009
Submission of revised paper24 April 2009
Review of revised papers15 May 2009
Notification of acceptance in Final Publication1 June …
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April'09 Bulletin

4m bulletin

4M Governing Council

The final meeting of the 4M Governing Council will take place on 18th & 19th May 2009 in Karlsruhe, Germany. This will be a final opportunity for all partners to gather together one last time.

4M Workshop on Devices for Harsh Environments

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March'09 Bulletin

4m bulletin

Ceramics/Sensors & Actuators Workshop

A joint workshop between 4M Ceramic and Sensor & Actuators divisions will be held in Goteborg on 11th March. This event is three fairs in one and the topics are Polymers (Scanplast), Design (Konstruktion och Design) and Electronics (Electronix). For full information see the event page.

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Devices for harsh environments

TU Wien are organising this 4M Workshop on the topic of:

"Devices for harsh environments (materials, processing, characterisation)"

TU Wien invite all 4M partners to contribute to this topic (also industrial partners) and to participate in this event.

The main goal of the workshop is to present recent achievements in …

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Nano-Net 2009

Nano-Net 2009 is the fourth edition of a successful series of event, which took place in Lausanne, Catania and Boston. The Nano-Net conference positions itself at the intersection of two worlds, namely, emerging nanotechnologies on one side, and Information & Communication Technologies on the other side.

One of the standing questions …

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Review Guidelines

Deadlines (provisional)

eventdate
End of first reviewMay 2010
End of second reviewJuly 2010

Step by Step Guide

We have a two phase review process.

  1. You will receive a username and password via email
  2. You will receive an email notification about the papers you have to review
  3. Sign …
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2nd NRW Nano-Conference

NRW Nano-Conference shows trends and highlights in 2009 - research and industry meet in Dortmund.

For the second time the Ministry of Innovation, Science, Research and Technology (MIWFT) and the City of Dortmund invite you to the North Rhine-Westfalia (NRW) Nano-Conference. Trade visitors are able to experience how universities and industry …

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Review Guidelines

Deadlines

eventdate
End of first review20 March 2009
End of second review15 May 2009

Step by Step Guide

We have a two phase review process.

  1. You will receive a username and password via email
  2. You will receive an email notification about the papers you have to review …
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Review Guidelines

Deadlines (provisional)

eventdate
End of first review3rd June 2011
End of second review22nd July 2011

Step by Step Guide

We have a two phase review process.

  1. You will receive a username and password via email
  2. You will receive an email notification about the papers you have to …
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Visiting Karlsruhe

Karlsrhue
Photo: Courtesy of FZK, Germany

Suggestions for visitor tours in and around Karlsruhe

  • Karlsruhe - palace, palace park, Hall of Arts, Majolika (Ceramic manufacture Karlsruhe), Centre for Art and Media (ZKM)
  • Schwetzingen - palace, palace park
  • Speyer - Speyer Cathedral, The Jewish Courtyard, The Old Gate
  • Heidelberg - Heidelberg Castle, Old Town, Kurpfälzisches Museum …
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Dave H.A. Blank

prof. dr. ing. Dave H.A. Blank Prof. Dr. Ing. Dave H.A. Blank was born in 1953 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He started his studies on the primary technical school (LTS), followed by the secondary (MTS) and higher technical school (HTS). After his masters in Applied Physics, he received in 1991 his PhD in Physics from the …

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9th International euspen Conference

Theme

The 9th International euspen Conference will focus on latest advances and market developments in precision processes and manufacturing, as well as fabrication, metrology, sensing applications and cutting-edge materials in the precision, micro and nano engineering sectors.

This year, in conjunction with the society's core themes of ultra precision processes …

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MMLive 2009

Following the highly successful first edition of MM Live 2008, the UK Micro Manufacturing Exhibition, the organisers have great pleasure in announcing the dates for 2009 as 20-21st October at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, UK.

MM Live 2009 is the only UK event dedicated to Micro, Precision and Nano Manufacturing …

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COMS 2009

COMS2009, which takes place in Copenhagen, Denmark, is the 14th annual conference on commercialization of micro- and nano-systems.

COMS is the leading annual conference on micro- and nanotechnology commercialization and education. The COMS conference is not just about the science like so many other micro/nano meetings, but also about …

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IEEE IROS 2009

This conference, IEE IROS 2009, will feature an invited session on "Advanced Control Techniques in Micro/Nano Manipulation".

The 2009 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) will be held at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis Riverfront at St. Louis, Missouri, USA, from October 11 to 15 …

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Mustafizur Rahman

Prof. Mustafizur Rahman - photo Professor Mustafizur Rahman has been with the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the National University of Singapore since 1982. His research interests include micro/nano machining, design and development of miniature machine tools and devices for micro/nano machining, and high speed machining of difficult-to-machine materials. He has received Outstanding …

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Marketing Opportunities

Stand out from the rest in front of more than 150 micro-manufacturing experts from around the world.

As a sponsor, you can promote your company’s mission even more effectively to the assembled individuals and organisations attending 4M/ICOMM 2009 while learning about the latest advances in micro-manufacturing research.

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History

This conference is organised by the International Conference on Multi-Material Micro-Manufacture(4M).

Past 4M conferences

  • 4M2005 - Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Germany
  • 4M2006 - The European Centre for Micro and Nano Technology, Grenoble, France
  • 4M2007 - Borovets, Bulgaria
  • 4M2008 - Cardiff University, United Kingdom

Papers and presentations from all past 4M Conferences, except 4M2006, can be …

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History

This conference is jointly organised by the International Conference on Multi-Material Micro-Manufacture(4M) and the International Conference on Micro-Manufacture (ICOMM), bringing together for the first time the worldwide community of micro-manufacturing experts.

Past 4M conferences

  • 4M2005 - Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Germany
  • 4M2006 - The European Centre for Micro and Nano Technology, Grenoble, France …
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History

4M Conferences

  • 4M2005 - Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Germany
  • 4M2006 - The European Centre for Micro and Nano Technology, Grenoble, France
  • 4M2007 - Borovets, Bulgaria
  • 4M2008 - Cardiff University, United Kingdom
  • 4M2010 - Plastipolis, Oyonnax, France
  • 4M2011 - Stuttgart, Germany
  • 4M2012 - Vienna, Austria
  • 4M2013 - San Sebastian, Spain

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Organising Committee

Heinz Kück, HSG-IMAT, Germany (Chairman)

Stefan Dimov, Cardiff University, UK (Co-Chairman)
Holger Reinecke, HSG-IMIT, and IMTEK, Germany (Co-Chairman)

Christine Neuy, mstbw, Germany
Sabino Azcarate, TEKNIKER, Spain
Stéphane Bredeau, CEA, France
Luc Federzoni, CEA, France
Hans Nørgaard Hansen, DTU, Denmark
Per Johander, Sverea IVF AB, Sweden
Erik Jung, FhG IZM-Berlin, Germany …

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Sylvain Ballandras

Sylvain Ballandras Sylvain Ballandras was born in Strasbourg in 1965. He joined the CNRS in 1991, after his PhD in Engineering Sciences from the Université de Franche-Comté. From 1991 to 1995, he has been working on surface acoustic wave (SAW) devices, but he was mainly involved in the development of micromachining technologies …

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Roland Zengerle

Prof. Dr. Roland Zengerle Photo Prof. Dr. Roland Zengerle is the director of the Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK) at the University of Freiburg, Germany. He also heads the Laboratory for MEMS Applications at IMTEK and in addition he is a director at the Institute for Micro- and Information Technology of the Hahn-Schickard-Gesellschaft (HSG-IMIT). HSG-IMIT …

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Shiv G. Kapoor

Dr. Shiv G. Kapoor Dr. Shiv G. Kapoor is Grayce Wicall Gauthier Chair Professor in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He has been a significant contributor to the field of manufacturing engineering research and education and a pioneer in the field of mathematical modelling and simulation …

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Ian Hutchings

Ian Hutchins

Name

‭Ian Michael Hutchings

Date of Birth

‭6‭ ‬May‭ ‬1950,‭ ‬Barnet,‭ ‬England

Nationality

‭‬British

Current positions

‎University of‭ ‬Cambridge,‭ ‬Department of Engineering
GKN Professor of Manufacturing Engineering‭ (‬since‭ ‬2001‭)
(Deputy Head of Department‎ (‏Graduate Studies‭) ‬2002-2005‭)
Fellow,‭ ‬St John‭’‬s‭ ‬College,‭ ‬Cambridge‭ (‬since‭ ‬1975‭)
Chairman,‎ ‏St John‭’‬s Innovation Centre …

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Scope

Microsystems-based products are a key value-adding element for many sectors of industry - and the predicted nanotechnology future will also be largely delivered by microtechnologies. While the late 20th century has seen a silicon-based microelectronics revolution, the 21st century looks forward to the adoption of micro- and nano-manufacturing technologies as the …

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Scope

Microsystems-based products are a key value-adding element for many sectors of industry - and the predicted nanotechnology future will also be largely delivered by microtechnologies. While the late 20th century has seen a silicon-based microelectronics revolution, the 21st century looks forward to the adoption of micro- and nano-manufacturing technologies as the …

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Scope

Microsystems-based products are a key value-adding element for many sectors of industry - and the predicted nanotechnology future will also be largely delivered by microtechnologies. While the late 20th century saw a silicon-based microelectronics revolution, the 21st century looks forward to the adoption of micro- and nano-manufacturing technologies as the demand …

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Presentation Guidelines

Oral Presentation

Each participant will be allowed 15 minutes per presentation and at the end of the each session will be 10 minutes question time. Session chairs will make sure the schedule is respected.

In order to avoid technical and connection problems and the corresponding loss of time, a laptop …

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Presentation Guidelines

Oral Presentation

Each participant will be allowed 15 minutes per presentation and at the end of the each session there will be 10 minutes question time. Session chairs will make sure the schedule is respected.

In order to avoid technical and connection problems and the corresponding loss of time, a …

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