Micro Injection Molding (eBook)

ISBN: 978-1-56990-654-5
Copyright: 2018
PDF: 388 pages
$199.99 (US)

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Micro Injection Molding
Tosello, G.


• Part 1 – Polymer Materials and Process Micro Technology: micro injection molding machines technology; micro molding process monitoring and control; polymer materials structure and properties in micro injection molding parts; surface replication in micro injection molding
• Part 2 – Tooling Technologies for Micro Mold Making: micro machining technologies for micro injection mold making; ultra-precision machining technologies for micro injection mold making; surface treatment of mold tools in micro injection molding
• Part 3 – Micro Molding Key-Enabling Technologies: vacuum-assisted micro injection molding; modeling and simulation of micro injection molding; metrological quality assurance in micro injection molding; additive manufacturing for micro tooling and micro part rapid prototyping
• Part 4 – Multimaterial Micro Processing: micro powder injection molding; multimaterial micro injection molding


This book deals exclusively with micro injection molding and overcoming the challenges of managing and processing polymer materials at ultra-small scales. Micro injection molding is the primary process for the mass production of polymer components with critical dimensions in the sub-millimeter range; however, it is not just a simple downscaling of conventional injection molding, and specific material-process-product interactions must be understood in order to achieve near zero-defect net-shape micro molded products.

Micro molding is typically associated with ultra-high accuracy and superior process capabilities. Micro molded products have dimensional tolerances down to the single-digit micrometer range and surface finish with roughness from the sub-micrometer down to a few nanometers range. Micro and nano-structured tool surfaces are reproduced with very high replication fidelity onto the polymer products. Micro injection molding is highly suitable for the manufacture of multifunctional micro components such as micro implants, microfluidic systems, polymer micro optical elements, and micro mechanical systems.

This book provides engineers, project managers, researchers, consultants, and other professionals involved in precision polymer processing and micro manufacturing with a comprehensive, up-to-date, and detailed treatment of the main topics related to micro molding, from material and process technology to tooling, to key-enabling technologies, and multimaterial process variations.

Author Info:

Tosello, G.

Guido Tosello, PhD, is Associate Professor at the Technical University of Denmark, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Section of Manufacturing Engineering. He is senior lecturer, research manager, supervisor of PhD, MSc, and BSc projects, and industrial and management consultant. Guido’s principal research interests are the analysis, characterization, monitoring, control, optimization, and simulation of precision molding processes at micro/nano scales of thermoplastic materials.

Tosello is the recipient of the “Technical University of Denmark Best PhD Research Work 2008 Prize” for his PhD thesis “Precision Moulding of Polymer  Micro Components”; of the 2012 Alan Glanvill Award by The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) (UK), given as recognition for research of particular merit in the field of polymeric materials; of the Young Research Award 2014 from the Polymer Processing Society (USA), in recognition of scientific achievements and research excellence in polymer processing within six years from PhD graduation; and of the Outstanding Reviewer Award 2016 of the Institute of Physics (UK) for his contribution to the Journal of Microengineering and Micromechanics.