Micromachining Essay

3772 Words Feb 28th, 2015 16 Pages
At this time, unfortunately, a convergence in terminology has not been forthcoming and, hence, a definition of the term Micro-Machining to be implied in the context of this assessment is in order. In principle, one may take two viewpoints:(1) The first viewpoint may define Micro-Machining as the collection of all cutting operations that are performed on micro/meso-scale components and products that fall into the 100 μm to 10,000 μm size range as shown in the figure below. The Micro-Machining regime is characterized by the requirement of producing high accuracy complex geometric features in a wide variety of materials in the above-defined size range. These requirements impose the use of considerably downsized tooling (micro-tools, e.g. …show more content…
We are all familiar with the phrase “the world is getting smaller.” However, it is not just that the world is getting smaller, practically everything we use is getting smaller. Manufacturing technology has advanced to higher levels of precision to satisfy the increasing demand to reduce the size of parts and products in the electronics, computer, and biomedical industrial sectors. New processing concepts, procedures and machines are thus needed to fulfill the increasingly stringent requirements and expectations. Micromachining refers to techniques for fabrication of 3D structures on the micrometer scale. Until recently watch parts were considered to be the micro components produced for the purpose of making watches. Recent demands for micro parts have required us to manufacture variety of micro components used in different fields from entertainment electronics to biomedical implants. The convenience and value of many products can be substantially increased with reduced size and weight. With the trend toward miniaturization, micromachining becomes increasingly important in fabricating micro parts1. In the medical field, diagnosis and surgery without pain is possible through miniaturization of medical tools. The convenience and value of many products can be substantially increased with reduced size and weight. With the trend towards

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