The incorporation of micro and nano technology into the products of the
future is an area of increasing interest. The ideas for new products
based on this technology often take their starting point in specific
scientific fields whereas the subsequent design and product
development not necessarily is based on a systematic approach
including manufacturing processes and production system capabilities.
The process chain associated with micro and nano injection moulding
usually comprises silicon or photoresist mastering, electroforming and
polymer processing. However, other tooling technologies such as micro
milling can be used for certain geometries. The paper describes the
challenges connected with realisation of two different process chains for
micro injection moulding based on two specific cases.
|Number of pages||49|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|