Micromanufacturing Engineering and Technology

Edited by

  • Yi Qin, Professor in Manufacturing Technology and Systems, University of Strathclyde, UK


  • Yi Qin, Professor in Manufacturing Technology and Systems, University of Strathclyde, UK

This book presents applicable knowledge of technology, equipment and applications, and the core economic issues of micromanufacturing for anyone with a basic understanding of manufacturing, material, or product engineering.It explains micro-engineering issues (design, systems, materials, market and industrial development), technologies, facilities, organization, competitiveness, and innovation with an analysis of future potential.The machining, forming, and joining of miniature / micro-products are all covered in depth, covering: grinding/milling, laser applications, and photo chemical etching; embossing (hot & UV), injection molding and forming (bulk, sheet, hydro, laser); mechanical assembly, laser joining, soldering, and packaging.
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Engineers, Academia, Researchers, and Senior UG students, MSc/PhD students in Mechanical/ Manufacturing/ Materials/ Design Engineering


Book information

  • Published: July 2010
  • ISBN: 978-0-8155-1545-6

Table of Contents

1. Overview of Micro-Manufacturing
2. Micro-/Nano-Machining through Mechanical Cutting
3. Micro-EDM
4. Laser Micro-Structuring
5. Hot Embossing
6. Micro-Injection-Molding
7. Micro-Bulk-Forming
8. Forming of Micro-Sheet-Metal Components
9. Micro-Hydroforming
10. Laser-Assisted Micro-Forming
11. Micro-Mechanical-Assembly
12. Laser Beam Micro-Joining
13. Deep X-Ray Lithography
14. Surface Engineering and Micro-Manufacturing
15. Polymer Thin Films - Processes, Parameters and Property Control
16. Micro-/Nano-Fibres by Electrospinning Technology: Processing, Properties and Applications
17. Tooling Process Chains and Concepts
18. Handling for Micro-Manufacturing
19. Robotics in Micro-Manufacturing and Micro-Robotics
20. Optical Coherence Tomography for the Characterization of Micro-Parts and -Structures
21. In-situ Testing of Mechanical Properties of Materials
22. Testing and Diagnosis for Micro-Manufacturing Systems
23. Micro-Mechanics Modeling for Micro-Forming Processes
24. Manufacturing Execution Systems for Micro-Manufacturing
25. Sustainability of Micro-Manufacturing Technologies