Joint Design and Fabrication for Mechanical Elastic Self-deformation Micro-Assembly Technology
A microstructure assembled into another part using the mechanical elastic self-deformation assembly technology is proposed in the paper. To attain the self-deformation during assembling, the assembly joint on the microstructure is analytically designed as the feature with an appropriate taper and cross clearance. Take account of the accuracy, the whole process from micro-fabrication to micro-assembly is carefully planned and practiced under a micro-EDM machining center system which consists of vertical micro-EDM with dividing mechanism, and horizontal micro-machining mechanism, which is referred to as on-process micro-assembly. To illustrate the micro-assembly strategies and procedures, a micro-rotor production including assemble a tungsten carbide four-phase micro-rotor into an alumina base has been provided and discussed.
Wunyuh Jywe, Chieh-Li Chen, Kuang-Chao Fan, R.F. Fung, S.G. Hanson,Wen-Hsiang Hsieh, Chaug-Liang Hsu, You-Min Huang, Yunn-Lin Hwang, Gerd Jäger, Y.R. Jeng, Wenlung Li, Yunn-Shiuan Liao, Chien-Chang Lin, Zong-Ching Lin, Cheng-Kuo Sung and Ching-Huan Tzeng
C. L. Kuo and J. D. Huang, "Joint Design and Fabrication for Mechanical Elastic Self-deformation Micro-Assembly Technology", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 505-507, pp. 829-834, 2006