Rapid Fabrication of Micro-Gear via Vacuum Casting Technique of Silicone Rubber Mould
A silicone rubber mould was designed and fabricated to study the forming performance of micro-gear based on vacuum casting technique. The effects of process parameters, such as mould temperature, resin temperature, vacuum deaerating time and curing temperature etc, on vacuum casting quality of micro-gear were investigated. The results indicated that high precision micro-gear can be made in batches by means of vacuum casting of silicone rubber mould, and the vacuum deaerating time has the most important influence on the physical dimension of micro-components.
Zhengyi Jiang and Chunliang Zhang
J. Z. Zhou et al., "Rapid Fabrication of Micro-Gear via Vacuum Casting Technique of Silicone Rubber Mould", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 97-101, pp. 4016-4019, 2010