Dimensional metrology for process and part quality control in micro manufacturing

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Micro manufacturing has gained interest over the last decade as the demand for micro mechanical components has increased. The need for dimensional metrology at micro scale is evident both in terms of quality assurance of components and products and in terms of process control. As critical dimensions are scaled down and geometrical complexity of objects is increased, the available measurement technologies appear not sufficient. New solutions for measuring principles and instrumentation, tolerancing rules and procedures as well as traceability and calibration are necessary if micro manufacturing is to develop into industrial manufacturing solutions. In this paper the application of dimensional precision metrology to both component and process quality control will be demonstrated. The parts investigated are micro injection moulded polymer parts, typical for the field of micro manufacturing.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Precision Technology
Issue number2-3
Pages (from-to)118-135
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • Micro manufacturing
  • Precision moulding
  • Dimensional metrology


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