Introduction of a new pair of thermoplastic materials for precision manufacturing of moulded interconnect devices.

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Abstract

One of the main process chains for manufacturing of MIDs is two component injection moulding, in which the two different thermoplastic materials involved should meet the requirements for selective metallization along with the requirements imposed from process and service conditions. It is a real challenge to find a suitable pair of polymers that meet so many diversified requirements at a time. This paper presents a new pair of commercial polymer materials (ULTEM PEI1000-Noryl GTX810) that fulfils the criteria for selective metallization and interface quality. The polymer pair is suitable for micro injection moulding and has good mechanical, thermal and electrical properties. By using this pair of materials, a demonstrator MID has been fabricated by two component injection moulding and subsequent electrochemical metallization. The test performed on the demonstrator showed potential for the material pair to be used in high precision electromechanical devices like MIDs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology : EUSPEN 08
Number of pages647
Volume2
Place of PublicationAustria
PublisherCopy & Druck
Publication date2008
Edition1
Pages555-559
ISBN (Print)978-0-9553082-5-3
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event10th International Conference of the European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology - Zürich, Switzerland
Duration: 18 May 200822 May 2008
Conference number: 10

Conference

Conference10th International Conference of the European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology
Number10
CountrySwitzerland
CityZürich
Period18/05/200822/05/2008

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