ProSurf

High Precision Process Chains for the Mass Production of Functional Structured Surfaces
  • Kick-off meeting, January 2018, Brussels

  • Consortium meeting, June 2018, Huddersfield

  • Consortium meeting, June 2018, Huddersfield

  • Consortium meeting, January 2019, Bremen

  • Consortium meeting, January 2019, Bremen

ProSurf

High Precision Process Chains for the Mass Production of Functional Structured Surfaces

The ProSurf project (January 2018 - June 2021) aimed to enhance the surface functionalities of polymer and ceramic parts by using a wide range of high precision manufacturing technologies, such as diamond machining, nanoimprinting and micro electro discharge machining, in combination with accurate replication technologies, like micro injection moulding. Along with dedicated modelling, in-process metrology and quality control the developed process chains enable the mass production of cost effective, structured parts which implement a wide variety of surface functionalities. Six demonstrators were integrated using selected techniques to cover a broad spectrum of possible implementations, ranging from optical to tribological and cohesive applications. With this, ProSurf intended to reach a high impact on several areas of industry and society, e.g. increasing the safety of medical procedures and the performance of moulds for ceramic injection moulding as well as cleaning rolls for electronic parts.