Hybrid tooling technologies and standardization for the manufacturing of inserts for micro injection molding

Guido Tosello, Bertrand Fillon, Sabino Azcarate, Andreas Schoth, Lars Mattsson, Christian Griffiths, Lutz Staemmler, Pieter J. Bolt

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    Abstract

    This paper is based on the European Platform’s activities within the 4M Network of Excellence “Multi-Material Micro Manufacturing”. To overpass limitations of the current existing micro tooling capabilities, a new generation of micro hybrid tooling technologies for micro replication was developed. A metrological approach was applied to standardize the employed tooling processes (micro milling, µEDM, laser micromachining, electrochemical µ-milling). The micro tools were then tested with different polymers (PP, PP + nano fillers, PC, COC). The paper provides a comparison of these technologies concerning obtainable feature sizes, surface finish, and aspect ratios of both micro tools and micro molded parts.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference
    Number of pages3126
    PublisherSociety of Plastics Engineers
    Publication date2007
    ISBN (Print)9781604232141
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    EventSociety of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference (ANTEC) - Cincinnati (Ohio, US), United States
    Duration: 6 May 200711 May 2007

    Conference

    ConferenceSociety of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference (ANTEC)
    CountryUnited States
    CityCincinnati (Ohio, US)
    Period06/05/200711/05/2007

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