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Fabrication of microfluidic injection moulds by a hybrid micromachining process

Chang, W.L., Luo, Xichun, Ritchie, J.M., Sun, J.N. and Mark, C. (2011) Fabrication of microfluidic injection moulds by a hybrid micromachining process. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, 225 (3). pp. 458-462. ISSN 0954-4054

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Abstract

In this paper a hybrid micromachining approach was developed for the fabrication of microfluidic injection moulds. A micro injection mould with 500μm wide and 200μm high channels was machined by high-speed micromilling. The microchannels inside the mould were then processed by a Nd:YAG laser to remove the burrs generated in the micromilling process. The measurement results confirmed the effectiveness of this hybrid micromachining process in obtaining high-quality microproducts.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Schools: School of Computing and Engineering
School of Computing and Engineering > Centre for Precision Technologies
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Depositing User: Sara Taylor
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2012 15:32
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2012 15:32
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/16112

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