PHABULOµS is the European one-stop shop for the manufacturing of free-form micro-optics offering accelerated innovation & production cycles from prototypes to piloting and large volume production.
Lighting and detection systems and other photonic and optical applications require free-form micro-optical structures. In fact, the industrial demand for free-form microlens arrays (FMLAs) is a current market reality.
The EU-funded PHABULOUS project will create a self-sustainable pilot line for the design and manufacturing of FMLA solutions and their integration into high added value products.
The overall aim of the project is to help mature the FMLAs' manufacturing processes and functionalities and increase manufacturing readiness; this will be achieved by adapting predictive algorithms into simulation packages and optimising different ultraprecision micro-machining technologies for the origination of high-quality FMLAs.
The project will also implement six industrial use cases demonstrating pilot manufacturing in their operational environment and establish an open-access, sustainable, distributed pilot line infrastructure with a single entry point.