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Microfabrication techniques

academic year

Course teacher(s)

Pierre LAMBERT (Coordinator)

ECTS credits


Language(s) of instruction


Course content

This course proposes seminars on precision and microfabrication techniques or micro-engineered products among:

  • techniques: water jet cutting, sputtering, photolithography, electro-discharge machining, rapid prototyping, thermoforming, investment cast molding...

  • products: stents, CNT, microneedles, IC components, knee prosthesis...

Some of these seminars are prepared by students, after the visit of an industrial contact specialist in the chosen field. This seminar preparation includes the production of a 20 pages report and a 20-30 minutes slideshow.

The goal is to provide to the students insights of physical principles, technological components, design rules, advantages and drawbacks, as well as cost aspects for each technnique.

Additionnally, 3 industrial visits are organized in Belgium.

Objectives (and/or specific learning outcomes)

Learn to select a manufacturing technique and to assess the manufacturing cost according to the product specifications and the batch size

Teaching methods and learning activities

Ex-cathedra seminars given by the professor, seminars given by the students, industrial visits

Contribution to the teaching profile

This teaching unit contributes to the following competences:

  • Abstraire, modéliser et simuler des systèmes physiques complexes rencontrés dans les applications biomédicales (bioélectricité, biomécanique, écoulements, etc.)

  • Traiter et analyser des signaux de toute nature, 1D, image, vidéo, en particulier ceux issus des dispositifs médicaux

  • Gérer le développement complet d’un projet biomédical intégrant l’ensemble des contraintes, depuis le design original jusqu’au produit

References, bibliography, and recommended reading

Techniques de l'ingénieur data base

Specific references will be provided according to the topic chosen by the student

Other information




Method(s) of evaluation

  • Oral examination

Oral examination

Language(s) of evaluation

  • english
  • french