InjectID4.0





Project Title || InjectID4.0 .: Automatic insertion of RFID systems in the plastic injection process

Project Code |POCI-01-0247-FEDER-047195

Main Objective| Strengthening research, technological development and innovation

Intervention region | North

Beneficiary | LUCEMPLAST, LDA (lead promoter); Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave

Approval date | 24-11-2020

Start date | 01-09-2020
Conclusion date |
28-02-2023

Total eligible cost| 332.793,43€ (Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave); 1.037.564,90€ (Consortium total)

European Union financial suppo| FEDER – 249.595,08€ (Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave); 751.994,18€ (Consortium total)

INJECTID4.0: Automatic Insertion of RFID Systems in the plastic injection process

This project is intended to develop a new and innovative insertion methodology of miniaturized RFID tags into plastic injection parts, easily and effectively adaptable to existing plastic injection machines, with minimum impact on the production cycle and associated costs. The Consortium expects that this project will contribute to unlock the potential of embedded RFID tags for small series production of plastic injection parts, in a very diverse set of sectors and domains, such as transportation and cargo, storage and retail, healthcare or manufacturing, thus widening significantly its scope of application.

The main objective of this project is to develop an innovative methodology for inserting RFID tags in plastic injection parts, adaptable to existing plastic injection machines, with minimal impact on the production cycle and associated costs. More specifically, this methodology aims at the injection of RFID tags into the plastic part through the creation of an air bubble, based on the Gas Assisted Injection Molding Technique, offering a differentiated solution that allows to improve the use and efficiency of the plants. production and respond to functional RFID needs.

Team

João L. Vilaça (IPCA, PI)

João Martins (Lucemplast, PI)

Eva Queirós (Lucemplast)

António Moreira (IPCA)

Daniel Miranda (IPCA)

Pedro Morais (IPCA)

Miguel Terroso (IPCA)

Demétrio Matos (IPCA)

Fernando Veloso (IPCA)

Partner

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