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Hybrid Tooling Technologies and Standardization for the Manufacturing of Inserts for Micro Injection Molding
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2007 (English)In: Proceedings of the Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference, Society of Plastics Engineers Incorporated , 2007, 2946-2950 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

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.

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Society of Plastics Engineers Incorporated , 2007. 2946-2950 p.
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Hybrid tooling, Micro injection moulding, Micro tools, Standardization
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Other Engineering and Technologies
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-155578ScopusID: 2-s2.0-34648843594ISBN: 9781604232141OAI: diva2:762240
Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference: Plastics Encounter at ANTEC 2007, 6 May 2007 through 11 May 2007, Cincinnati, OH, United States

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Available from: 2014-11-11 Created: 2014-11-07 Last updated: 2014-11-11Bibliographically approved

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