The miniaturisation of components is a major trend that can also be seen in the field of polymer products. Miniaturising a plastic part is a way of integrating more functions and complexity into more robust and less costly assemblies. It also means reducing its environmental impact by limiting the need for resources and the generation of waste for its manufacture, storage, transport, processing and recycling.
In addition to traditional techniques such as injection moulding and other thermoforming or embossing approaches, ultrasonic micro-replication is clearly a technological breakthrough in the world of polymer material replication. It allows the manufacture of micro parts according to a totally innovative process, where the material is plasticised by ultrasound, thus favouring a very high quality of replication of the micro details and the absence of degradation of the injected material. This technology is particularly suitable for the manufacture of micro-objects in specific materials as well as for the realisation of complex geometries (thin walls, high aspect ratios).
During this express webinar (30 minutes), you will learn more about this advanced technique and its use for the production of fluidic, mechanical or micro-optical precision parts.