Novel manufacturing platform for scale up production of miniaturized parts

Pavel Penchev, Debajyoti Bhaduri, Stefan Dimov, Sein Soo

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The increased industrial interest in miniaturization of ‘’mechatronic’’ products is driving the demand for manufacturing platforms that can address the requirements for scale up production of parts that incorporate different scales functional features. The paper reports the development of such manufacturing platform, which integrates the capabilities of complementary component technologies, in particular 3D printing, 3D optical scanning, data processing, micro-milling and laser micro-machining , and thus to produce products with meso and micro features with required accuracy, repeatability, reproducibility and surface integrity. The necessary level of functional integration of the modules is achieved through the development of a specialized workholding device and automated workpiece’s setting up routines, which allow different machining configurations and strategies to be implemented for increased processing efficiency. Case studies are presented to demonstrate the capability of the proposed micro manufacturing platform.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Microfactories (IWMF2014)
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 5 Oct 2014
Event9th International Workshop on Microfactories (IWMF2014) - Hawaii, Honolulu, United States
Duration: 5 Oct 20148 Oct 2014


Conference9th International Workshop on Microfactories (IWMF2014)
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Miniaturized products
  • process integration
  • micro-manufacturing platform


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