Two process chains for creating functional surfaces on mold for 3D geometry

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Abstract

Polymer products with functional surfaces are applied in many fields such as medical and bio technology [1][2]. It is believed that certain types of micro- or nano- structured surfaces can enhance tissue anchoring [3]. However, most technologies for the fabrication of micro-structured functional surfaces are still limited to flat geometries or geometries with constant curvature [4] . Typically products that need micro structuring on the surface have a three dimensional and complex geometry. There are huge demand for investigation in establishing the micro structures on the surface of a 3D mold. This paper describes and compares 2 approaches for fabricating micro- structured surfaces suitable for patterning of 3D shape cavity for injection moulding. The application investigated for the research is a part of a fixture for electrodes to be implanted inside human body. It is a ring with four wings as illustrated by Figure 1.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2016
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventEuspen Special Interest Group Meeting 2016: Structured & Freeform Surfaces - Technical University of Denmark , Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Duration: 9 Nov 201610 Nov 2016

Conference

ConferenceEuspen Special Interest Group Meeting 2016: Structured & Freeform Surfaces
LocationTechnical University of Denmark
CountryDenmark
CityKgs. Lyngby
Period09/11/201610/11/2016

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Zhang, Y., Hansen, H. N., Pedersen, D. B., & Tosello, G. (2016). Two process chains for creating functional surfaces on mold for 3D geometry. Abstract from Euspen Special Interest Group Meeting 2016: Structured & Freeform Surfaces, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark.