Micro Engineering: Experiments conducted on the use of polymeric materials in micro injection moulding

Christian Griffiths, Guido Tosello, Joerg Nestler, Bian Sha, Robert Hoyle

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To advance micro injection moulding it is necessary to study systematically the factors affecting process and tooling reliability. This paper reviews the main findings of Cardiff Universities 4M and SEMOFS research in this field. In particular, the factors affecting the manufacturability of micro parts with the micro injection moulding process is examined, and solutions are proposed to broaden its application. These include: Investigations into the process factors affecting aspect ratios achievable and replication quality, moulding of prototype micro fluidic components, hybrid tooling technologies for the manufacturing of inserts, the finite element analysis of melt flow behaviour in micro injection moulding, and a dissemination of an all polymer microfluidic system.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1. European Conference on Medical Polymers
Number of pages210
PublisherQueen's University Belfast
Publication date2008
ISBN (Print)978-0-853899433
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventEuropean Conference on Medical Polymers: SPE Medical Polymers - Polymer Processing Research Centre, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Sep 20085 Sep 2008
Conference number: 1


ConferenceEuropean Conference on Medical Polymers
LocationPolymer Processing Research Centre, Queen's University Belfast
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
SponsorSociety of Plastics Engineers


  • finite element analysis
  • micro injection moulding
  • micro fluidics
  • tooling
  • prototyping


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