Chapter 14 Surface Engineering and Micro-Manufacturing
The author gratefully acknowledges the support of the European Commission for Research and Development through the FP6 funded project MASMICRO NMP-500095. The Ministry of Education and Science of Spain is also acknowledged through its co-funding action (MAT2007-66550-C2). Finally, the author wishes to acknowledge the support of the Regional Initiative INTERREG IIIB SUDOE for its support on dissemination activities of surface engineering topics, in the frame of the CHESS SO2/1.3/E47 project.
Advanced surface technology or surface engineering is a key knowledge-based sector of great relevance for several manufacturing ...