• Materials Science
  • Published 2003

MICROMOLDING ON CURVED SURFACES WITH THERMOPLASTICS

@inproceedings{BangkunJin2003MICROMOLDINGOC,
  title={MICROMOLDING ON CURVED SURFACES WITH THERMOPLASTICS},
  author={Bang-kunJin and Xiao-songWu and Ping-shengHe and Li-jiaPan},
  year={2003}
}
Microstructures were produced on curved surfaces and micro-protrusions by using direct micromolding with four thermoplastic polymers. This method is simpler and more convenient than micromolding with liquid prepolymer or using the μTM method. By repeated molding, crossed structures were produced with a stamp prepared only with lines. The processing variables including the softening temperature of the polymers and heating time were discussed. The result shows that the optimal molding temperature… CONTINUE READING