Manufacturing technology: Micro-machining

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  • Authors:
  • Lorelei Gherman
  • Andrew Gleadall
  • Otto Bakker
  • Svetan Ratchev


Micro-machining technologies have been the subject of many studies and developments over recent decades due to their importance in the production of micro-moulds, micro-valves, medical components, micro-electrical-mechanical-systems, sub-miniature actuators, motors and micro-products generally. This chapter defines some key terms (in the context of micro-machining) and then outlines material considerations, challenges in obtaining the desired surface finish, simulation techniques, process and machine aspects of micro-machining, and it finally provides examples of micro-manufacturing sectors and applications.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpringer Tracts in Mechanical Engineering
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages31
ISBN (Print)9783319396507
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

Publication series

NameSpringer Tracts in Mechanical Engineering
ISSN (Print)2195-9862
ISSN (Electronic)2195-9870