Qin, Yi (2006) Micro-forming and miniature manufacturing systems: development needs and perspectives. Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 177 (1-3). pp. 8-18. ISSN 0924-0136Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
As demands on miniature/micro-metal-products increase significantly, micro-metal-forming becomes an attractive option in the manufacture of these products due to its advantageous characteristics for mass production. Fundamental issues relating to materials, processes and analysis have been studied intensively in recent years and have been well documented in the literature. What are the challenges to further development that will be beyond "in-house" laboratory research? Machines, forming-tools and handling of micro-metal-parts are, for example, critical elements that significantly determine the industrial applications of micro-forming. Previous development was, however, diverse, and seemed lacking in systematic consideration. This keynote paper is dedicated to the exploration of the strategies concerning the development of equipment for micro-forming, through examining the state of the art of the development in this field and miniature manufacturing systems (micro-factory) as potential development models in particular, followed by introducing an EU fp6 Integrated Project in mass-manufacture of miniature/micro-products - MASMICRO project.
|Keywords:||micro-forming, forming machine, miniature manufacturing system, micro-factory, Technology (General), Metals and Alloys, Modelling and Simulation, Ceramics and Composites, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Computer Science Applications|
|Subjects:||Technology > Technology (General)|
|Department:||Faculty of Engineering > Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management|
|Depositing user:||Strathprints Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||22 Aug 2007|
|Last modified:||22 Mar 2017 09:26|