O'Reilly logo

Hot Embossing by Matthias Worgull

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 9. Microstructured Mold Inserts for Hot Embossing

For every replication process a mold or master is necessary to copy the structures of the mold into a molding material. Because of the different structuring methods of classical mechanical mold fabrication in the macroscopic range and the structuring methods of microstructures, the mold has to be split into the tool (Chapter 8) and the mold insert with a microstructured surface. In theory every microstructured surface can be used as a mold insert. The precondition is that the mold material and the microstructures will withstand the temperature and mechanical load during molding. Nevertheless, for successful molding and especially demolding, the mold insert has to fulfill the following ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required