4M 2010 - More Sponsors sign up!
We are pleased to announce that Rondol Technology Ltd. and Plastipolis have both signed up to become Platinum sponsors of our 4M2010 conference. They join SARIX and CERADROP as sponsors and will be followed by other companies such as MicrosystemsUK, ERCE and GPack who have also agreed in principle to sponsorship packages. If you would like your company to be a sponsor contact Chris Matthews.
Reviewers should complete their second reviews by Friday 9th July at latest. General conference information can be viewed on the conference webpages. The provisional programme is now published. We look forward to welcoming you in France, in Bourg en Bresse and in Oyonnax, from 17th - 19th November 2010. .html
Integ-Micro is an FP7 research project looking at new production technologies for complex 3D micro-devices through multi-process integration of ultra precision engineering techniques. 4M Association members Cranfield University, Tekniker and KU Leuven are partners in this project. Read more.
Optics - Key technology for the future
4M Association members Fraunhofer IPT are co-organisers of a two-day colloquium on the topics of optics and photonics.
This 3rd International Conference on Additive Technologies takes place in Nova Gorica, Slovenia. Full details on event page.
New post of Chief Scientist
The newly created role of chief scientist for Europe could result in mutually beneficial outcomes, write experts in a recent edition of Public Service Review.
Getting to grips with Bio-mimetic structures
RSC Publishing reports that materials resembling a gecko's hairy feet could lead to smart adhesives or microrobots capable of climbing walls.
The MEMSCON FP7 project is organising a workshop entitled Structural monitoring and status dependent maintenance and repair of constructed facilities.
Training Courses in Microsystems
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.