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Micromachining



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Video Length: 32 minutes

Published: 05/06/2005
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Description

Micromachining comprises a growing collection of manufacturing technologies that are being used to create micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and new microfluidic and micro-optic devices. Part of the award-winning Manufacturing Insights video series, this program presents case studies of companies and research institutions using various micromachining methods, including:

  • EIGERlab, a facility supporting the development of miniaturized machine tools for high-accuracy, sub-millimeter micro-milling, cutting and drilling operations.
  • Translume, where lasers and etching are used to create light- and fluid-transmitting micro-channels within glass.
  • Integrated Sensing Systems, where semiconductor manufacturing techniques are used to produce fluid-handling components on silicon wafers.
  • Microfabrica Inc., where complex, three-dimensional MEMS devices are built using a multi-layer technology inspired by rapid prototyping.