The hot embossing process for replicating microstructures was developed by the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) where the author is head of the Nanoreplication Group. Worgull fills a gap in existing information by fully detailing the technology and techniques of hot embossing. He also covers nanoimprinting, a process related to hot embossing, with examples of actual research topics and new applications in nanoreplication.
*A practical and theoretical guide to selecting the materials, machinery and processes involved in microreplication using hot embossing techniques.
*Compares different replication processes such as: micro injection molding, micro thermoforming, micro hot embossing, and nanoimprinting
*Details commercially available hot embossing machinery and components like tools and mold inserts