Smart Access to Small Lot Manufacturing For Systems Integration
Authors: Dag R. Andersson, et al. Company: Swerea IVF AB, Arrasate-Mondragón, CSEM SA, CiS Forschungsinstitut für Mikrosensorik GmbH, Tyndall Institute, VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH Date Published: 2/5/2018
Pan Pacific Symposium
Abstract: The three year EU project SMARTER-SI that ends in January 2018 has tested a new concept for small lot manufacturing for SMEs which we call the Cooperative Foundry Model (CFM). During previous research, all RTOs have completed building blocks, i.e. components or parts of systems which are readily available and characterized by their high Technology Readiness Level (TRL). These building blocks are combined and integrated in so-called Application Experiments (AEs), thereby creating innovative Smart Systems that serve the SMEs’ needs. Four pre defined AEs have been presented before  and in this paper, six additional AEs will be presented: i) a smart sensor for pneumatic combined clutch and brakes, ii) smart well plates for tissue engineering integrating continuous, non-invasive TEER iii) microclimate sensor for moisture applications, iv) LTCC-Si-Pressure Sensor, v) miniaturized capillary electrophoresis system for bio analysis, and vi) a MEMS sensor module for respiratory applications. Finally, a brief description of ongoing standardization efforts is presented.
Smart Systems Integration, SSI, Cooperative Foundry Model, Small lot manufacturing, Prototyping, Standardization