Chapter 6 Micro-Injection-Molding
The essential condition for the market success of micro-systems is the cost-effective production of micro-structures on a large scale. In recent years plastic molding techniques such as injection molding, which is a suitable process for medium- and large-scale fabrication, have been adapted for the necessities of micro-components fabrication. Injection molding is a process technology that has been well established in the production of polymer parts in the macro-dimensional range for decades. Therefore, vast know-how and machine technology is available to be made use of in micro-injection molding as well.
Moreover, the fabrication costs of molded micro-parts ...