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1 Materials and processes for smart products Pluridisciplinarity and Integration in product oriented research Júlio C. Viana PIEP – Innovation in Polymer Engineering I3N/IPC – Institute for Polymers and Composites University of Minho Guimarães Portugal Ciência Julho 2009, Lisboa

2 Next generation products high degree of customization value-added product-specific services communication skills sensitive to user emotions legislation (e.g., end-of-life) FUTURE PRODUCTS FEATURES smart bandage, Battelle concept electric car New Designs and Technological solutions Products manufacturers point of view: Product delivery product function

3 Active/Smart Products One feature of future products will be their growing embedded intelligence.[1] embedded chips or micro-devices computational and networking capabilities added value services: product reconfiguration, upgrade, customisation [1] Workshop 1: New intelligent and networked products (9 February 2005), ICT for Manufacturing Report of Meeting with Group of Representatives of Five Expert Panels NOKIA Morph

4 Active/Smart Products SMART PRODUCTS TRICORDER SciFi STAR TREK device capturing physical data from the environment, such as: temperature life presence type of materials magnetic field … Fetal monitoring, Battelle THE BUGS,

5 Active/Smart Products SMART PRODUCTS FUNCTIONS monitoring awareness of their status sensing they sense the environment adaptive they respond to a stimulus FEATURES environment embedded integrated networked devices situated recognize situational context personalized tailored to the user pro-active anticipate users plans and intentions

6 Active/Smart Products Source:EADS Aeronautics Packaging Automotive Source: GM/MIT SMART PRODUCTS APPLICATIONS

7 Pluridisciplinary research Smart polymer products

8 Active/Smart materials Multifunctional polymer nanocomposites –electric, magnetic, luminescent, electro-chromic, thermo- electric, …) Electro-active polymers –Ionic Polymer-Metal Composites (IPMC), Conductive/Conjugated Polymers, Electro/Magneto- Rheological Elastomers, Ionic Polymer Gels (IPG) –dielectric elastomers, electrostrictive grafted elastomers, electro-viscoelastic elastomers, ferroelectric polymers Shape Memory Polymers –Thermoresponsive polymer that modifies its shape in response to temperature changes. Self-X polymers –Self-monitoring, self-diagnostic, self-healing, …..

9 Manufacturing technologies Micro Systems Technology Nano Technology Advanced Manufacturing Non-Conventional moulding techniques –multi-material injection moulding, micromoulding techniques (microinjection, hot-embossing, … Micro-patterning/micro-featuring techniques –Hot-embossing, micro-injection moulding, (imprinting), … Deposition techniques –Inkjet printing, (CVD) Nanotechnologies –nanostructured polymers

10 Information Communication Techn. (Plastic electronics) –Flexible and stretchable –Smart polymers for MEMS –Built-in conductive paths –Mass production/low costs Energy harvesting solutions –Dynamic motions –Temperature, heat –others Embedded electronic systems –RFIDs, LEDs –Sensors & actuators –Antennas (mobility), wireless (communication)

11 Simulations Coupled piezo-mechanical simulation –Electrodes positioning –New product designs –Enhanced behaviour Plate PP Strip PVDF

12 Multifunctional self-sensing TPE Case study I

13 Nanofilled conductive TPE different % incorporation of nanoparticles (TPU) = 0 = 1.68 = 1.87 = 2.22 = 2.48 = % CNF

14 Approach for self-sensing TPE Multifunctional nanofilled conductive TPE R 10V

15 advanced technologies Vibration damping components –Non-conventional injection moulding (multi-material) –Active materials Moldação integrada multitecnologia Self-sensing material (monitoring) Mechanical active (acting)

16 Embedded electronics Case study II

17 Safe-luggage project Integration of identification, sensing & communication devices into injected componenets Development of a "smart bag: management, control and monitoring system for suitcases Smart luggage, with identifiers embedded in the body of the bag

18 self-sensing solutions Embedded strain sensors R V Strain gage inside (horizontal) R V Strain glued laterally (vertical) Fibre Bragg Grating interrogator

19 optical systems Lighting systems LEDs integration into components polymer light-guiding systems aesthetic solutions in the automotive door interiors (electro-chromic effect, embedded lighting) Embedded sensing solutions embedded optical sensors in mouldings (OF, FBG) advanced mouldings with surface grating PEGASUS EU Integrated Project for SMEs – IPSME

20 Smart polymers multifunctional polymers nanocomposites active polymers/elastomers (conductive, piezoelectric) shape memory polymers Design and Integration of functions in mouldings advanced simulations (e.g., FEA) embedded sensors in mouldings added lightning effects to mouldings innovative products Advanced manufacturing for active mouldings intelligent integration of components and processes novel product-process integration technical moulded components with added functionalities Technology & Product Integration Smart polymer products

21 Pluridisciplinary research Smart polymer products


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