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A review of micro-powder injection moulding as a microfabrication technique

By Usama M. Attia and Jeffrey R. Alcock

Abstract

Micro-powder injection moulding (µPIM) is a fast-developing micro-manufacturing technique for the production of metal and ceramic components. Shape complexity, dimensional accuracy, replication fidelity, material variety combined with high- volume capabilities are some of the key advantages of the technology. This review assesses the capabilities and limitations of µPIM as a micro- manufacturing technique by reviewing the latest developments in the area and by considering potential improvements. The basic elements of the process chain, variant processes and simulation attempts are discussed and evaluated. Challenges and research gaps are highlighted, and potential areas for improvement are present

Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing; 1999
Year: 2011
DOI identifier: 10.1088/0960-1317
OAI identifier: oai:dspace.lib.cranfield.ac.uk:1826/5301
Provided by: Cranfield CERES
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