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Micro-manufacturing : Research, technology outcomes and development issues

Qin, Y. and Brockett, A. and Ma, Y. and Razali, Akhtar and Zhao, J. and Harrison, C.S. and Pan, W. and Dai, X. and Loziak, D. (2010) Micro-manufacturing : Research, technology outcomes and development issues. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 47 (9-12). pp. 821-837. ISSN 0268-3768

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    Besides continuing effort in developing MEMS-based manufacturing techniques, latest effort in Micro-manufacturing is also in Non-MEMS-based manufacturing. Research and technological development (RTD) in this field is encouraged by the increased demand on micro-components as well as promised development in the scaling down of the traditional macro-manufacturing processes for micro-length-scale manufacturing. This paper highlights some EU funded research activities in micro/nano-manufacturing, and gives examples of the latest development in micro-manufacturing methods/techniques, process chains, hybrid-processes, manufacturing equipment and supporting technologies/device, etc., which is followed by a summary of the achievements of the EU MASMICRO project. Finally, concluding remarks are given, which raise several issues concerning further development in micro-manufacturing.

    Item type: Article
    ID code: 13760
    Keywords: micro-product, micro-manufacturing, manufacturing system, Manufactures, Mechanical engineering and machinery, Mechanical Engineering, Software, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Control and Systems Engineering, Computer Science Applications
    Subjects: Technology > Manufactures
    Technology > Mechanical engineering and machinery
    Department: Faculty of Engineering > Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management
    Faculty of Engineering > Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    Strathclyde Business School > Hunter Centre For Entrepreneurship
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    Depositing user: Professor Yi Qin
    Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2009 15:08
    Last modified: 20 Feb 2015 07:05

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