Selective Tape-Laying for Cost-Effective Manufacturing of Optimised Multi-Material Components

Project Clustering

Project Clustering

Project Clustering

Factories of the Future

The Stellar Project is one of 6 projects funded by the EU under the FP7-NMP “Nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials and new production technologies” as part of the “Additive Manufacturing”.

The other projects in this area are:


AMAZE: Additive Manufacturing Aiming Towards Zero Waste & Efficient Production of High-Tech Metal Products

The overarching goal of AMAZE is to rapidly produce large defect-free additively-manufactured (AM) metallic components up to 2 metres in size, ideally with close to zero waste, for use in the following high-tech sectors namely: aeronautics, space, nuclear fusion, automotive and tooling.


CassaMobile: Flexible mini-factory for local and customized production in a container

The CassaMobile concept aims to provide local, flexible and environmentally friendly production of highly customised parts.

The production system is based on a truly modular architecture, allowing rapid adaptation to new requirements. This ‘plug & produce’ architecture includes mechanical and control system adaptation. The footprint of the CassaMobile production container is minimised to enable transportation to and deployment in areas with severely limited space, whilst minimising investment and infrastructure costs.


Hi-Micro: High Precision Micro Production Technologies

Product miniaturization and micro-systems have been strong drivers of technological change, with a significant impact on the manufacturing industry. Precision micro-parts are the key enabler to product functionality and performance in a broad range of applications such as life-sciences, medical devices, consumables and telecommunication facilities. Micro Injection Moulding (μIM) is one widely applied process for polymer 3D micro-parts, and micro Powder Injection Moulding (μPIM) is a moulding technology capable for complex geometrical components made of ceramics.


Optician2020: Flexible and on-demand manufacturing of customized spectacles by close-to-optician production clusters

The Optician2020 is the new project for Flexible and on-demand manufacturing of customised spectacles by close-to-optician production clusters, a 3-years-project co-funded by the European Commission within the Factories of the Future initiative of the 7th Framework Programme.


PHOCAM: Photopolymer based customized additive manufacturing technologies

Lithography based additive manufacturing technologies (AMT) are capable of fabricating parts with excellent surface quality, good feature resolution and precision. With recent developments in the field of ultra-short-pulse lasers and light engines based on light emitting diodes, robust and economical light sources have become available. This project aims at developing integrated lithography-based additive manufacturing systems which will, for the first time, facilitate the processing of photopolymer-based materials for the factory of the future. The focus of the project is to unite industrial know-how in the field of supply chain management, software development, photopolymers and ceramics, high-performance light-sources, system integration and end-users in order to provide a fully integrated process chain at the end of the project.


This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 609067.