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The properties of demoulding of Ni and Ni-PTFE moulding inserts

Peng, Zhang and Gang, Liu and Yangchao, Tian and Xuehong, Tian (2005) The properties of demoulding of Ni and Ni-PTFE moulding inserts. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 118 (2). 338 - 341.

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Micro-moulding is the key process of LIGA technique for low-cost mass production. It is difficult to achieve perfect microstructures with high aspect ratio during demoulding process of LIGA due to adhesion and friction between the moulding inserts and the thermoplastic material (PMMA). In this paper, the properties of demoulding of nickel (the material usually used for LIGA) and nickel-polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) compound materials are studied. The experiments show the demoulding effects of the moulding inserts made of Ni-PTFE are better than that of the Ni moulding inserts and thus increase the possibility of successful demoulding.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:LIGA; Micro-moulding; Ni-PTFE; Demoulding
Subjects:Analytical Science > Nanotechnology for sensing and actuating
ID Code:4624
Deposited By:SPI
Deposited On:06 Jul 2009 15:51
Last Modified:06 Jul 2009 15:51

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