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Micro and nano electromechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS) are applied in a wide range of areas, from healthcare to the automotive sector, to consumer electronics. However, their development is a time-consuming and expensive process requiring complex and time-consuming fabrication methodologies, and thus their potential remains largely unexplored. Further, arbitrary complex 3D structures cannot be generated through standard micro-/nanofabrication techniques. The EU-funded 5D NanoPrinting project aims to address these restrictions by providing an innovative integrated technological platform based on two-photon 3D direct printing processes. The project will develop novel materials with tailored functional characteristics and pioneering processes for 3D nano-micro devices rapid prototyping that will represent an innovative technological advance in lithography.

Main objective

5D NanoPrinting project aims to set a new paradigm in the 3D printing technology of micro and nano machines.  By developing innovative smart/functional materials with tailorable properties and novel fabrication methodologies, it aims to propel forward the current state-of-the-art micro(nano)printing technologies, allowing faster prototyping and designing of micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS).

Updated project results can be found here

Coordinator: Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia IIT

Partners: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Graz University of Technology, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Trinity College Dublin, STMicroelectronics

IMM Contact person: Alberto Roncaglia

Funder under: European Commission H2020

2020-09-01 to 2024-08-31