With consumer products and industrial applications evolving toward smaller integrated devices with multi–functionalities, scientists and engineers in modeling, design, and manufacturing are increasingly expected to have a thorough understanding of materials behavior at micro–scales under various processing conditions such as cutting and deformation.
This book offers for the first time complete, practical guidance on all aspects of micro–scale manufacturing for non–silicon materials, including thorough discussions of the latest developments and findings in the field. Comprised of contributions by highly regarded experts from around the world, Micro–Manufacturing examines the design, material selection, and manufacturing of micro–products using mechanical–based micro–manufacturing process technologies. Numerous examples of applications, from smart phones and cameras to sensors and medical devices, are also included throughout.
Readers will find a wealth of information about techniques, materials behavior, and processes, including:
How to adapt proven micro–fabrication approaches for use with metal components
Questions of materials response at micro–scales and various limitations
How the different modeling approaches in micro–manufacturing compare
Metrology, inspection, and quality–control issues at micro–scales
Micro–layered manufacturing processes for products made of metal or plastic
Micro–forming, micro–machining, micro–molding, micro–laser, micro–joining, and micro–assembly processes
Micro–EDM processes and related aspects of equipment development
1 FUNDAMENTALS OF MICRO–MANUFACTURING.
2 MICRO–FABRICATION PROCESSES IN SEMICONDUCTOR INDUSTRY.
3 MODELING AND ANALYSIS AT MICRO–SCALES.
4 METROLOGY, INSPECTION, AND PROCESS CONTROL IN MICRO–SCALES.
5 MICRO–LAYERED MANUFACTURING.
6 MICRO–LASER PROCESSING.
7 POLYMER MICRO–MOLDING/FORMING PROCESSES.
8 MECHANICAL MICRO–MACHINING.
10 MICRO–ELECTRO DISCHARGE MACHINING ( EDM).
11 METAL INJECTION MOLDING AT MICRO–SCALES ( MIM).