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Micromolding
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Contents and Order ± Introduction of Micromolding ² Application Areas & Markets ² Barriers ± Molding Materials ² Plastics resins ² Flow characteristics articulate Suspensions ² Particulate Suspensions ± Molding Process ² Injection Molding Process ² Powder Injection Molding Process ² Micromolding in Capillary old Making ± Mold Making ² Machining ² Lithography Micro Engineering 2
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Introduction of Micromolding Micro Engineering 3
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What is Micromolding? ± Manufacturing method to produce tiny parts in a micron scale or large parts with microfeature with plastics, metallic, or ceramic materials by molding process ² jection molding process Injection molding process ² Casting by capillary force ± Materials ² Plastic resins Thermoplastics eo p a s t c s Thermosets ² Metallic or Ceramic powders Micro Engineering 4
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Application Areas of Micromolding ± Medical device lectronics ± Electronics ± Optical device ± Micro fluidic ± Pharmaceutical Industry ± Industrial Parts Micro Engineering 5
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Medical Devices ± For the successful minimally invasive surgery (MIS), tiny and complicated parts have been required to develop at lower cost. ± Currently tiny parts are machined and assembled by highly skilled bors with microscope resulting in high production cost labors with microscope, resulting in high production cost. ² A majority of the components for MIS are machined from stainless steel, ceramics, plastics, or glass. They require secondary operations ch as gluing welding or surface coating to assemble such as gluing, welding or surface coating to assemble. ² Machined components and the secondary operations are main obstacle to the mass production and low production cost. ± Micromolding technology has a potential to broaden the horizon of the manufacturing capability for MIS. ² Micromolding is still in introductory stage. ² Designers are not confident on the application of micromolding to the product design. Micro Engineering 6
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Benefits for MIS Devices ± Decrease the overall size of their products ± Incorporate additional complex features ± Reduce complexity of assembling the product ± Reduce the number of components ± Identify design and process innovations that lead to converting open surgical procedures pg p ± Dimensionally stable production process ± No particle contamination ± Use alternate resins or fillers to improve mechanical and/or electrical properties etter surface finish ± Better surface finish ± Likely reduction in part cost compared with other forming techniques Micro Engineering 7 Ref: Micro Manufacturing magazine 1/2
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