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Title: Meso-Machining Capabilities

Abstract

Meso-scale manufacturing processes are bridging the gap between silicon-based MEMS processes and conventional miniature machining. These processes can fabricate two and three-dimensional parts having micron size features in traditional materials such as stainless steels, rare earth magnets, ceramics, and glass. Meso-scale processes that are currently available include, focused ion beam sputtering, micro-milling, micro-turning, excimer laser ablation, femtosecond laser ablation, and micro electro discharge machining. These meso-scale processes employ subtractive machining technologies (i.e., material removal), unlike LIGA, which is an additive meso-scale process. Meso-scale processes have different material capabilities and machining performance specifications. Machining performance specifications of interest include minimum feature size, feature tolerance, feature location accuracy, surface finish, and material removal rate. Sandia National Laboratories is developing meso-scale mechanical components and actuators which require meso-scale parts fabricated in a variety of materials. Subtractive meso-scale manufacturing processes expand the functionality of meso-scale components and complement silicon based MEMS and LIGA technologies.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (US); Sandia National Labs., Livermore, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
782720
Report Number(s):
SAND2001-1708
TRN: AH200126%%193
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 Jun 2001
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; ABLATION; ACTUATORS; CERAMICS; EXCIMER LASERS; ION BEAMS; MACHINING; RARE EARTHS; SILICON; SPUTTERING; STAINLESS STEELS

Citation Formats

BENAVIDES, GILBERT L, ADAMS, DAVID P, and YANG, PIN. Meso-Machining Capabilities. United States: N. p., 2001. Web. doi:10.2172/782720.
BENAVIDES, GILBERT L, ADAMS, DAVID P, & YANG, PIN. Meso-Machining Capabilities. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/782720
BENAVIDES, GILBERT L, ADAMS, DAVID P, and YANG, PIN. Fri . "Meso-Machining Capabilities". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/782720. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/782720.
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title = {Meso-Machining Capabilities},
author = {BENAVIDES, GILBERT L and ADAMS, DAVID P and YANG, PIN},
abstractNote = {Meso-scale manufacturing processes are bridging the gap between silicon-based MEMS processes and conventional miniature machining. These processes can fabricate two and three-dimensional parts having micron size features in traditional materials such as stainless steels, rare earth magnets, ceramics, and glass. Meso-scale processes that are currently available include, focused ion beam sputtering, micro-milling, micro-turning, excimer laser ablation, femtosecond laser ablation, and micro electro discharge machining. These meso-scale processes employ subtractive machining technologies (i.e., material removal), unlike LIGA, which is an additive meso-scale process. Meso-scale processes have different material capabilities and machining performance specifications. Machining performance specifications of interest include minimum feature size, feature tolerance, feature location accuracy, surface finish, and material removal rate. Sandia National Laboratories is developing meso-scale mechanical components and actuators which require meso-scale parts fabricated in a variety of materials. Subtractive meso-scale manufacturing processes expand the functionality of meso-scale components and complement silicon based MEMS and LIGA technologies.},
doi = {10.2172/782720},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/782720}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2001},
month = {6}
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