High accuracy and precision micro injection moulding of thermoplastic elastomers micro ring production

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Abstract

The mass-replication nature of the process calls for fast monitoring of process parameters and product geometrical characteristics. In this direction, the present study addresses the possibility to develop a micro manufacturing platform
for micro assembly injection moulding with real-time process/product monitoring and metrology. The study represent a new concept yet to be developed with great potential for high precision mass-manufacturing of highly functional 3D multi-material (i.e. including metal/soft polymer) micro components. The activities related to HINMICO project objectives proves the importance of using tool geometries as reference calibrated artefacts to establish effective process technology development and control. The results allow identifying the correct process windows for optimal part quality reducing product dimensional variation in the micrometer dimensional range. The proposed metrological approach enabled to quantify product dimensional variations based on process and tooling capabilities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4M/IWMF2016 Conference : Proceedings of 11th International Conference on Multi-Material Micro Manufacture
PublisherResearch Publishing Services
Publication date2016
Pages23-26
ISBN (Print)978-981-11-0749-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event4M/IWMF2016 - Lyngby, Denmark
Duration: 13 Sep 201615 Sep 2016

Conference

Conference4M/IWMF2016
CountryDenmark
CityLyngby
Period13/09/201615/09/2016

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