8 Pin RIC Socket for Hearing Aid Applications

Publication: Research - peer-reviewArticle in proceedings – Annual report year: 2012

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The current paper presents the development of an 8 Pin RIC (Receiver in the canal) Socket for hearing instruments within the framework of the COTECH project. There are 8 industrial demonstrators developed in COTECH based on the converged product and process design. Sonion’s 8 Pin RIC Socket is one of them. 8 Pin RIC Socket is a functionally versatile product which can combine many different functions and presents many advantages compared with the previous 3 Pin RIC Socket. For the demonstrator production of the new Socket, two different production concepts were chosen- one based on semi-automated process and the other one is fully automated process. This paper presents the entire process chain for both the concepts and makes a comparative analysis based on the experimental investigation and validation. The work presented here can be a source of valuable information for industrial users and researchers working with micro production of metal-plastic hybrid components.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th International Conference on Multi-Material Micro Manufacture
EditorsHumbert Noll, Nadja Adamovic, Stefan Dimov
PublisherResearch Publishing Services
Publication date2012
ISBN (print)978-981-07-3353-7
StatePublished - 2012
Event9th International Conference on Multi-Material Micro Manufacture (4M2012) - Vienna, Austria


Conference9th International Conference on Multi-Material Micro Manufacture (4M2012)
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  • 8 Pin RIC Socket, Hearing aid, Injection moulding, Metal insert
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