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This book provides in-depth theoretical and practical information on recent advances in micro-manufacturing technologies and processes, covering such topics as micro-injection moulding, micro-cutting, micro-EDM, micro-assembly, micro-additive manufacturing, moulded interconnected devices, and microscale metrology. It is designed to provide complementary material for the related e-learning platform on micro-manufacturing developed within the framework of the Leonardo da Vinci project 2013-3748/542424: MIMAN-T: Micro-Manufacturing Training System for SMEs. The book is mainly addressed to technicians and prospective professionals in the sector and will serve as an easily usable tool to facilitate the translation of micro-manufacturing technologies into tangible industrial benefits. Numerous examples are included to assist readers in learning and implementing the described technologies. In addition, an individual chapter is devoted to technological foresight, addressing market analysis and business models for micro-manufacturers.

Table of Contents


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Chapter 1. Introduction to Miniaturisation

Claudia Pagano, Irene Fassi

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Chapter 2. Micro-injection Moulding

Andreu Sancho, Laura Arribas, Daniel Teixidor

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Chapter 3. Micro-additive Manufacturing Technology

Felip Esteve, Djamila Olivier, Qin Hu, Martin Baumers

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Chapter 4. Manufacturing Technology: Micro-machining

Lorelei Gherman, Andrew Gleadall, Otto Bakker, Svetan Ratchev

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Chapter 5. Micro-waterjet Technology

Massimiliano Annoni, Francesco Arleo, Francesco Viganò

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Chapter 6. Micro-electro-Discharge Machining (Micro-EDM)

Francesco Modica, Valeria Marrocco, Irene Fassi

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Chapter 7. Moulded Interconnect Devices

Adrien Brunet, Ulrich Gengenbach, Tobias Müller, Steffen Scholz, Markus Dickerhof

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Chapter 8. Micro-scale Geometry Measurement

Samanta Piano, Rong Su, Richard Leach

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Chapter 9. Micro-assembly

Serena Ruggeri, Gianmauro Fontana, Irene Fassi

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Chapter 10. Market Analysis, Technological Foresight, and Business Models for Micro-manufacturing

Golboo Pourabdollahian, Giacomo Copani


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