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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 up of this new multi-disciplinary, multi-sectoral, cross-ETP European Platform. Details and agenda available on event page.


MM Live, which takes place 20-21st October, is a global showcase for everything to do with the mass manufacture of small to micro precision parts, whether a company can make them to order or supply the machinery to mill, cut or mould. Exhibits cover the full spectrum of micro manufacturing techniques from laser cutting, welding, and micro machining to injection moulding, inspection & measurement, photo etching, handling and assembly. More

Training Courses in Microsystems

FSRM fsrm (Fondation suisse pour la recherche en microtechnique) offers a comprehensive range of training courses, in a number of languages (English, French, German). They are pleased to offer members of the 4M Association a 10% discount on course fees. More information here.

4M/ICOMM 2009

4M/icomm 2009 With some extremely well-received talks from the invited speakers, excellent local organisation and some good weather, the 4M/ICOMM conference was a great success for the 120 delegates and sponsors who attended. It was also a successful first collaboration between the ICOMM conference and the 4M Association. The papers will be available online very soon, and all attendees will be informed when they are published. The two groups will collaborate again to organise and promote ICOMM/4M 2010 (see below).

ICOMM/4M 2010

ICOMM/4M 2010 This conference which takes place in Madison, Wisconsin, USA from 5th to 8th April 2010, focuses on the processes, equipment, and systems for fabricating miniature parts with micro-scale features. Deadline for submission of abstracts - 30th October.

Bio-inspired micro structures for micro robots

Recent article on Micro manufacturing website about super adhesive for microrobots.

Management of Innovative Technologies

The 10th conference on Management of Innovative Technologies was organised in Fiesa, Slovenia. The field of Technology Management is currently very broad as industry attempts to find a workable definition of "sustainability". Read more.

Microparts present unique measuring challenges

Interesting article from Micro manufacturing website. .html


Call for papers for this conference, which will take place in Nagoya, Japan from 21st to 23rd October 2010, is out now. More information on the event page.


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 for a multitude of functional materials. Access is based on an online submission of proposals. The First Call for proposals to access the portfolio of technologies and expertise offered by EUMINAfab opens on 1st September 2009. Read more.

NMP Call opens

As many of you will already be aware, the new FP7 NMP 2010 call was launched on 30 July 2009. Closing dates for proposals and workprogramme are available here.

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