Hot-embossing of polymeric micro-tubes

Jie Zhao, Yi Qin, Akhtar Razali, Arthur Lan Kuan Yip, Zhicong Fei

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Abstract

Needs of polymeric micro-tubular-components has led to the development of a hot-embossing process and corresponding tools and the machine for an automated process of shaping polymeric micro-tubes into functionalised engineering components for medical device applications. Based on the fundamental study of the hot-embossing and compression moulding processes, a process configuration of hot-embossing of micro-tubes was proposed. The process concept evolution was supported with FE simulations. These were followed by a series of forming experiment, initially with simple shaping-tools. The formed samples were then assessed in detail. Based on the experience gained from the process simulations and the experiment, a desktop, miniature machine with an integrated tool-system and an automated handling system has been developed. The machine and the tool were validated with the shaping of various micro-tubes (different types of materials and dimensions). The results obtained indicated that a good performance from the process, the tool and the machine has been achieved. This paper reports the process and equipment development described above.

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Conference7th International Conference on MicroManufacturing
CountryUnited States
CityEvanston, Illinois
Period11/03/1214/03/12

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Compression molding
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Keywords

  • micro-tubes
  • micro-tubular-components
  • hot-embossing
  • desktop micro-manufacturing machine

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Zhao, J., Qin, Y., Razali, A., Yip, A. L. K., & Fei, Z. (2012). Hot-embossing of polymeric micro-tubes. Paper presented at 7th International Conference on MicroManufacturing, Evanston, Illinois, United States.
Zhao, Jie ; Qin, Yi ; Razali, Akhtar ; Yip, Arthur Lan Kuan ; Fei, Zhicong. / Hot-embossing of polymeric micro-tubes. Paper presented at 7th International Conference on MicroManufacturing, Evanston, Illinois, United States.
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2012. Paper presented at 7th International Conference on MicroManufacturing, Evanston, Illinois, United States.

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