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2.8. Comparison of Processes

The last section of this chapter will summarize and compare the characteristics of the replication processes named above. Because of the manifold of each process regarding process variations and techniques, a comparison can only be limited to characteristic properties. Nevertheless, a comparison should give the reader an overview of the advantages of each technology and will be helpful for the choice of a suited replication process for a selected microstructured design.

To replicate a desired design, the following aspects, besides the items named at the beginning of this chapter, should be taken into account.

  • First, the design to be replicated should be analyzed. Linked to the design are the microstructured ...

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