Technology maturity assessment of micro and nano manufacturing processes and process chains

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  • University of Ruse
  • University of Malta, Faculty of Engineering
  • Cardiff University


The paper presents a systematic approach for assessing the maturity of manufacturing technologies. A methodology is proposed that is based on modelling the capability of the individual processes and technology interfaces between them. It is inspired by a capability maturity model which has been applied successfully in the field of software engineering. The methodology was developed to assess the maturity levels of individual processes and the combined maturity of pairs or chains of processes. To demonstrate its validity, it was applied for assessing the maturity of technologies in the micro and nano manufacturing domain. The results from this pilot application are discussed and conclusions made about the applicability
of the proposed methodology.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-22
JournalProceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineering Part B Journal of Engineering Manufacture
Early online date21 Jul 2017
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 21 Jul 2017


  • Technology Maturity, Maturity Assessment, Micro Manufacture, Nano Manufacture, Technological Interfaces, Process Chains, Technology Readiness