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Title: Method for providing a compliant cantilevered micromold

Abstract

A compliant cantilevered three-dimensional micromold is provided. The compliant cantilevered micromold is suitable for use in the replication of cantilevered microparts and greatly simplifies the replication of such cantilevered parts. The compliant cantilevered micromold may be used to fabricate microparts using casting or electroforming techniques. When the compliant micromold is used to fabricate electroformed cantilevered parts, the micromold will also comprise an electrically conducting base formed by a porous metal substrate that is embedded within the compliant cantilevered micromold. Methods for fabricating the compliant cantilevered micromold as well as methods of replicating cantilevered microparts using the compliant cantilevered micromold are also provided.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [1];  [4]
  1. Livermore, CA
  2. Danville, CA
  3. Shoreline, WA
  4. Albuquerque, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-CA), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
959116
Patent Number(s):
7465419
Application Number:
11/440,867
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Livermore, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10T - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B29 - WORKING OF PLASTICS B29C - SHAPING OR JOINING OF PLASTICS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Morales, Alfredo M, Domeier, Linda A, Gonzales, Marcela G, Keifer, Patrick N, and Garino, Terry J. Method for providing a compliant cantilevered micromold. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Morales, Alfredo M, Domeier, Linda A, Gonzales, Marcela G, Keifer, Patrick N, & Garino, Terry J. Method for providing a compliant cantilevered micromold. United States.
Morales, Alfredo M, Domeier, Linda A, Gonzales, Marcela G, Keifer, Patrick N, and Garino, Terry J. Tue . "Method for providing a compliant cantilevered micromold". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/959116.
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author = {Morales, Alfredo M and Domeier, Linda A and Gonzales, Marcela G and Keifer, Patrick N and Garino, Terry J},
abstractNote = {A compliant cantilevered three-dimensional micromold is provided. The compliant cantilevered micromold is suitable for use in the replication of cantilevered microparts and greatly simplifies the replication of such cantilevered parts. The compliant cantilevered micromold may be used to fabricate microparts using casting or electroforming techniques. When the compliant micromold is used to fabricate electroformed cantilevered parts, the micromold will also comprise an electrically conducting base formed by a porous metal substrate that is embedded within the compliant cantilevered micromold. Methods for fabricating the compliant cantilevered micromold as well as methods of replicating cantilevered microparts using the compliant cantilevered micromold are also provided.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2008},
month = {12}
}

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