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Title: Design of ultraprecision machine tools with application to manufacturing of miniature and micro components
Authors: Luo, X
Cheng, K
Webb, D
Wardle, F
Keywords: Ultraprecision machines design
Ultraprecision machining
Miniature and micro components manufacturing
3D microstructures and devices
Bench-type ultraprecision machines
Publication Date: 2005
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Journal of Materials Processing Technology 167 (2-3): 515-528, Jul 2005
Abstract: Currently the underlying necessities for predictability, producibility and productivity remain big issues in ultraprecision machining of miniature/microproducts. The demand on rapid and economic fabrication of miniature/microproducts with complex shapes has also made new challenges for ultraprecision machine tool design. In this paper the design for an ultraprecision machine tool is introduced by describing its key machine elements and machine tool design procedures. The focus is on the review and assessment of the state-of-the-art ultraprecision machining tools. It also illustrates the application promise of miniature/microproducts. The trends on machine tool development, tooling, workpiece material and machining processes are pointed out.
ISSN: 0924-0136
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School of Engineering and Design Research papers
Advanced Manufacturing and Enterprise Engineering (AMEE)

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