The HiperLAM consortium has received a prestigious award of €3.75 million in funding from the European Commission as part of its Factories of the Future (FoF) scheme.
The HiperLAM project launched on the 1st November 2016 and research will be conducted over three years.
The aims of the project are demonstrate superior cost and speed performance from laser-based additive manufacturing compared to existing processes in two key applications requiring high resolution printed conductive metallic lines, namely laser printed RFID antenna (Application 1) and laser printed Fingerprint sensors (Application 2). The promise of HiperLAM’s high resolution laser based additive manufacturing solutions is to transform the manufacturing processing speed by 10x for laser printed RFID antenna and 5x in the case of the lead-time for laser printed fingerprint sensor design. Similarly, HiperLAM promises to reduce costs by 20x and 50% respectively for Application 1 and Application 2.