MI-Partners News Archive

Precision Fair Veldhoven 2013

1 December 2013

MI-Partners will be present at the Precision Fair in Veldhoven on the 3rd and 4th of December. We will be showing our latest development: the seismic vibrator for the NeTTUN project which will be placed on a tunnel boring machine.

Movie NeTTUN vibrator

27 November 2013

MI-Partners proudly presents the NeTTUN seismic vibrator


Productronica München 2013

1 November 2013

MI-Partners will be present at the Productronica exhibition in München from the 11th till 15th of November.

Oxfam Novib micro financing

12 August 2013

MI-Partners supports Oxfam Novib in enabling micro finance for entrepeneurs in developing countries. With a micro finance credit these peoples can start their own business and work on an independent existence.

High-Tech Systems 2013

29 March 2013

MI-Partners will be present at the High-Tech Systems International Conference and Exhibition on Mechatronics and Precision Technology.

Place: Klokgebouw Eindhoven NederlandDate: 24 en 25 april 2013 

On the 25th of April Elwin Boots will present on the model driven development days about a novel through-wall 450 mm vacuum compatible wafer stage.

Minister Kamp bezoekt Eindhoven

28 February 2013

Op maandag 21 januari 2013 bezocht Minister Kamp de Brainport Regio Eindhoven. Er was een bijeenkomst op de High Tech Campus met o.a. een presentatie van Amandus Lundqvist over de topsector HTSM & burgemeester Van Gijzel over Brainport Regio Eindhoven. Leo Sanders presenteerde als innovatieve MKB ondernemer MI-Partners aan de minister.

MI-Partners in the NeTTUN project

17 September 2012

NeTTUN Project Launches, EC Sponsors Groundbreaking Research & Development for Change in the Construction, Management and Maintenance of Tunnels
21 Industry, Research & Development Laboratories and SME partners from 9 European countries gathered today at Ecole Centrale de Lyon in Lyon, France for the launch of the NeTTUN  (New Technologies for Tunnelling and Underground Works) Collaborative R & D Project, funded by the European Commission.
Initiated and managed by NFM Technologies, the French Tunnel Boring Machines manufacturer, the NeTTUN project will address key scientific and technical challenges in the Tunnelling industry over a period of 4.5 years. The NeTTUN work programme of interrelating projects intends to dramatically enhance every aspect of the lifecycle of tunnelling:  from design, to construction, and maintenance of Europe’s already very extensive tunnel legacy.
Each NeTTUN partner has been invited to participate because of their unique scientific expertise and specialist tunnelling sector experience. NeTTUN and the EC have set ambitious goals to research and develop

  • An advanced multi-sensor ground prediction system for TBMs (Tunnel Boring Machines) to enable fast, frequent and effective detection in the ground ahead of the excavation face
  • Advanced robotics for TBM maintenance that enables automation of routine but hazardous tasks
  • Cutter tools with a greatly increased lifetime
  • A novel system for the modelling of global risks to be used for the definition of the best strategy both during design and construction phases
  • A suite of systems  to  model and control the impact of tunnelling on surrounding structures
  • A decision support system for tunnel maintenance

NeTTUN plans to test and evaluate all of these in real operations on site at tunnels including Metro Line C construction under some of Rome’s most ancient monuments, as well as with OHL on the Guadalquivir, and Razel-Fayat on the Fréjus and future projects.
“NeTTUN will deliver maximum impact with its results, well beyond the current state of the art, to demonstrate real progress that can be utilised to the benefit of the tunnelling sector across Europe, and for European industry and Research and Development to compete globally” states Dr Thomas Camus, R&D Manager at NFM Technologies.
NFM Technologies manages the scientific and technical aspects of the project and Ecole Centrale de Lyon, a French top level engineering school involved in international research, is the NeTTUN Project Coordinator.
NeTTUN receives funding from the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration (FP7 2007-2013) under Grant Agreement 280712.

For more information, please visit www.nettun.org




DSPE conference

6 September 2012

At September 4th and 5th the first DSPE conference took place in Willibrordhaeghe in Deurne, The Netherlands. This conference is by & for technologists, designers and architects in precision mechatronics. MI-Partners was present with 5 people and we showed a setup of our 6 DoF through wall maglev stage which is developed in-house.