FABRICATION OF SENSOR PACKAGES ENABLED BY ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING – TINKER
Project Facts:
Project Acronym:TINKER
Project full title: FABRICATION OF SENSOR PACKAGES ENABLED BY ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING
Grant Agreement no.: 958472
Start date: 1st October 2020
End date: 30th September 2023
Duration in months: 36
Project funding: €10,241,526.25
Funding scheme: Innovation Action
Funding programme: Horizon 2020
Call identifier: H2020-NMBP-TR-IND-2018-2020 submitted for H2020-NMBP-TR-IND-2020-singlestage / 05 Feb 2020
Abstract:
The vision of TINKER is to provide a new cost- and resource efficient pathway for RADAR and LIDAR sensor package fabrication with high throughput up to 250units/min, improved automation by 20%, improved accuracy by 50% and reliability by a factor of 100 to the European automotive and microelectronic   industry via additive manufacturing and inline feedback control mechanisms.

Autonomous driving and self-driving cars represent one prominent example for the use of microelectronics and sensor, most importantly RADAR and LIDAR sensors. Their respective markets have a big potential, e.g. it is estimated that the market size of LIDAR in automotive will double itself in the next two years (within 2020 to 2022). The public awareness and the industrial need for further miniaturization of such sensor packages is the main driver of ongoing efforts in the automotive sector to be able to integrate such devices into the car body like in the bumps and head lamps instead of attaching them (e.g. on top of the car in case of LIDAR device). Safety (for the driver and others) is the most important key aspect of the automotive sector. Therefore highly-value and high performance RADAR and LIDAR systems are required for advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) as well as robotic cars. Current bottlenecks are relevantly large size of such sensor devices, their weight and power consumption. Since these factors are highly limited within cars, further miniaturization and improving functionality and efficient use of resources is highly demanded.

About TINKER:

The TINKER consortium consists of 10 finest industrial companies, 3 research specialists, one consultancy and a service association, who are major players in the field of microelectronic manufacturing and processing and industrial fields applying or interested in applying AM for their needs and defending the European pole position in miniaturization, also by gaining new know-how and skills for involved SMEs and R&D companies.

The project is coordinated by scientist Leo Schranzhofer, Ph.D. within the department of Functional Surfaces and Nanostructures at PROFACTOR GmbH.

About Consortium:

No.

Participant organisation name

Short name

Country

1.

PROFACTOR GMBH

www.profactor.at

PRO

Austria

2.

AMIRES, s. r. o.

www.amires.eu

AMI

Czech Republic

3.

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH

www.bosch.com

BOS

Germany

4.

Marelli Automotive Lighting Italia S.p.A.

www.marelli.com

MAR

Italy

5.

BESI AUSTRIA GMBH

www.besi.com

BESI

Austria

6.

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

www.leti-cea.fr

LETI

France

7.

NOTION SYSTEMS GMBH

www.notion-systems.com

NOT

Germany

8.

INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG

www.infineon.com

IFAG

Germany

9.

EV GROUP E. THALLNER GMBH

www.evgroup.com

EVG

Austria

10.

SENTECH INSTRUMENTS GMBH

www.sentech.com

SEN

Germany

11.

FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY - HELLAS

www.forth.gr

FORT

Greece

12.

P.V.NANO CELL LTD

www.pvnanocell.com

PVN

Israel

13.

TIGER Coatings

www.tiger-coatings.com

TIG

Austria

14.

INKRON OY

www.inkron.com

IKR

Finland

15.

AUSTRIAN STANDARDS INTERNATIONAL

www.austrian-standards.at

AUS

Austria

Contact persons:

Leo Schranzhofer, PhD.

Project Coordinator

PROFACTOR GmbH, Functional Surfaces and Nanostructures

Im Stadtgut A2 | 4407 Steyr-Gleink | Austria

leo.schranzhofer(at)profactor.at

www.profactor.at

 

Andrea Hlohincova, MBA

Dissemination Manager

AMIRES s.r.o.

Stavitelská 1099/6, 160 00, Prague 6, Czech Republic

Hlohincova(at)amires.eu

www.amires.eu

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Grant agreement n°958472, project TINKER.