Integrated shaping and finishing of polymer components
TNO Industrie en Techniek
Integration of multiple functions in single components is pursued in order to manufacture at less cost smaller and smarter polymer micro devices. A method to achieve this is surface activation, i.e. fully or patterned changing of the surface properties. Examples are moulded interconnect devices with conductive surface tracks and lab-on-chip devices with locally adapted wetting properties. The supply chain of such parts is often vulnerable, resulting in concerns on reliability of production and product. A solution is integration of processes in one production cell. This paper addresses the integration of plating and plasma based patterning process into an injection moulding tool.
Mechatronics, Mechanics & Materials
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TFT - Thin Film Technology
TS - Technical Sciences
4M 2010 Conference, Oyonnax, France, 17-19 November, 2010