Special Issue "Latest Advancements in Micro Nano Molding Technologies – Process Developments and Optimization, Materials, Applications, Key Enabling Technologies"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020) | Viewed by 53932
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Interests: micro- and nanoscale polymer manufacturing; micro- and nanometrology; additive manufacturing; surface replication
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Micro and nano molding technologies are continuously being developed due to enduring trends like increasing miniaturization and higher functional integration of products, devices, and systems. Furthermore, with the introduction of higher performance polymers, feedstocks, and composites, new opportunities in terms of materials properties can be exploited, and, consequently, more micro products and micro/nano-structured surfaces are currently being designed and manufactured.
Innovations in micro and nano molding techniques are seen in the different processes employed in production (injection molding, micro injection molding, powder micro molding, two-component molding, compression molding, hot embossing, nanoimprint lithography, etc.); on the use of new and functional materials including, e.g., nanocomposites; for an ever-increasing number of applications (health-care devices, micro implants, mobility, and communications products, optical elements, micro-electromechanical systems, sensors, micro molded interconnect devices, etc.); in several key enabling technologies that support the successful realization of micro and nano molding processes (micro and nano tooling technologies, process monitoring techniques, micro and nanometrology methods for quality control, simulation, rapid prototyping techniques for micro product development, etc.) and their integration into new manufacturing process chains.
Accordingly, this Special Issue seeks to showcase research papers, short communications, and review articles that focus on the latest developments in micro and nanoscale manufacturing by molding techniques as well as their related key enabling technologies for the production of both micro products and micro/nanostructured surfaces.
We look forward to receiving your submissions!
Prof. Guido Tosello
Manuscript Submission Information
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- micro products
- micro nano structured surfaces
- quality control
- micro rapid prototyping