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Overview: materials and processes
Author(s): Roger Morrell; Kevin Lindsey
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Paper Abstract

This overview illustrates the range of existing applications for sub-micrometer processing of materials, and examines the limitations to further improvements due to the fundamental properties and microstructures. It is concluded that ceramic materials offer greater dimensional stability and quality of finish than metal alloys or polymers, provided that allowance is made for possibilities of damage in grinding processes. Novel materials and shaping and finishing techniques are examined as a means of improving the speed of production and cost-effectiveness of new and existing products.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1992
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1573, Commercial Applications of Precision Manufacturing at the Sub-Micron Level, (1 April 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.57737
Show Author Affiliations
Roger Morrell, National Physical Lab. (United Kingdom)
Kevin Lindsey, National Physical Lab. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1573:
Commercial Applications of Precision Manufacturing at the Sub-Micron Level
Lionel R. Baker, Editor(s)

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