Innovative process technologies for manufacturing thermoplastic micro parts - analysis and comparative assessment
Within the scope of the paper three different process technologies for manufacturing polymer microelements are comparatively analysed. First the different methods of ultrasonic plasticising and direct injection, expansion-injection-moulding and injection moulding in thermally low conductive mould materials are briefly introduced and their processing characteristics are explained. A comparison and a benchmark of these three technologies are made using an identical micro-mould (a scaled 1:16 tensile bar) and the same polymer.
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