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Mechanics of Micro manufacturing novel composite micro drills

Funding: 2015: $4,000
2016: $4,000
2017: $4,000

Project Member(s): Wei, D.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Discovery Projects)

Start year: 2015

Summary: The aim of this proposal is to develop a novel micromanufacturing technology to produce composite micro drills with desirable properties and reduced production costs. The developed micro drills have significant applications for the printed circuit board (PCB) industry, medical devices, PCs, mobile phones and digital cameras. The expected outcomes include optimisation of the micromanufacturing process for improved properties of composite micro drills and an enhanced awareness of the mechanics of micromanufacturing composite micro drills to increase reliability in subsequent micro drilling processes. The outcomes have the potential to contribute to the competitiveness of Australia's manufacturing industry.


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Luo, L, Xie, H, Wei, D, Wang, X, Zhou, C & Jiang, Z 1970, 'A new micro scale FE model of crystalline materials in micro forming process', MATEC Web of Conferences, International Conference on Numerical Methods in Industrial Forming Processes, EDP Sciences, Troyes, France, pp. 02002-02002.
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Keywords: Micro/nano manufacturing, Mechanical manufacturing, Micro forming technology

FOR Codes: Manufacturing Processes and Technologies (excl. Textiles), Microtechnology, Fabricated Metal Products not elsewhere classified, Industrial Machinery and Equipment