Laboratory for Manufacturing and Sustainability
Fabrication of Protruding Features in a Micro-Mold: a Planning Report
- Author(s): Hartnett, Jeffrey
- Min, Sangkee
- Dornfeld, David
- et al.
There exists an opportunity to study the manufacturing process of protruding features for the purpose of polymer mold fabrication at the micro-scale. An experiment is planned using Taguchi DOE methods to fabricate micro-scale positive features by varying size, spindle speed and spindle direction. Data will be collected on feature accuracy, and used to further refine the experiment in an effort to produce a precise, accurate, micro feature. Results and knowledge gained herein will be extended to features of greater complexity, requiring increasing degrees of precision.