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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 17th - 19th November 2010.

2nd Aachen Precision Days

Coming soon on 18th - 19th May, this conference focuses on process chains for the production of high technology components – both for specialized single-item production systems and for the production of low-priced, high-end products suitable for mass production. See event page.

Summer School in micro mechanical system design

This Summer School is situated in the context of emerging micro/nano technologies. A limited number of bursaries are available to 4M Association members.

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.

Tough T-shirt?

A cotton t-shirt reinforced with boron carbide is tough and hard but nonetheless elastic. These properties indicate future promise, but this material is not yet bulletproof. Read more.


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

New optical metrology technique

Alicona Imaging GmbH have pioneered a new optical measurement technique that allows in-depth metrology of 3-D surfaces in the micro and nano range, and meets the ISO 25178 standard for topographical measurement. Full story on micromanufacturing.com.

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.

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