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Micro-Manufacturing Technologies and Their Applications

A Theoretical and Practical Guide

  • Irene Fassi
  • David Shipley
  • Presents numerous examples that will help readers to learn and implement the technologies

  • Includes chapters on micro-assembly and microscale metrology

  • Features a chapter addressing market analysis and business models for micro-manufacturers


Part of the Springer Tracts in Mechanical Engineering book series (STME)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Claudia Pagano, Irene Fassi
    Pages 1-22
  3. Andreu Sancho, Laura Arribas, Daniel Teixidor
    Pages 23-66
  4. Felip Esteve, Djamila Olivier, Qin Hu, Martin Baumers
    Pages 67-95
  5. Lorelei Gherman, Andrew Gleadall, Otto Bakker, Svetan Ratchev
    Pages 97-127
  6. Massimiliano Annoni, Francesco Arleo, Francesco Viganò
    Pages 129-148
  7. Francesco Modica, Valeria Marrocco, Irene Fassi
    Pages 149-173
  8. Adrien Brunet, Ulrich Gengenbach, Tobias Müller, Steffen Scholz, Markus Dickerhof
    Pages 175-196
  9. Samanta Piano, Rong Su, Richard Leach
    Pages 197-221
  10. Serena Ruggeri, Gianmauro Fontana, Irene Fassi
    Pages 223-259
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 293-296

About this book


This book provides in-depth theoretical and practical information on recent advances in micro-manufacturing technologies and processes, covering such topics as micro-injection moulding, micro-cutting, micro-EDM, micro-assembly, micro-additive manufacturing, moulded interconnected devices, and microscale metrology. It is designed to provide complementary material for the related e-learning platform on micro-manufacturing developed within the framework of the Leonardo da Vinci project 2013-3748/542424: MIMAN-T: Micro-Manufacturing Training System for SMEs. The book is mainly addressed to technicians and prospective professionals in the sector and will serve as an easily usable tool to facilitate the translation of micro-manufacturing technologies into tangible industrial benefits. Numerous examples are included to assist readers in learning and implementing the described technologies. In addition, an individual chapter is devoted to technological foresight, addressing market analysis and business models for micro-manufacturers.


Microinjection Moulding Micromachining Additive Manufacturing Moulded Interconnected Devices Microassembly Micromanufacturing Processes Micro-Manufacturing Technologies MIMAN-T Micro EDM

Editors and affiliations

  • Irene Fassi
    • 1
  • David Shipley
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Industrial Technology and AutomationConsiglio Nazionale delle RicercheMilanItaly
  2. 2.Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of NottinghamNottinghamUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Micro-Manufacturing Technologies and Their Applications
  • Book Subtitle A Theoretical and Practical Guide
  • Editors Irene Fassi
    David Shipley
  • Series Title Springer Tracts in Mechanical Engineering
  • Series Abbreviated Title Springer Tracts in Mechanical Engineering
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-39650-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-81932-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-39651-4
  • Series ISSN 2195-9862
  • Series E-ISSN 2195-9870
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 296
  • Number of Illustrations 181 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Manufacturing, Machines, Tools, Processes
    Nanotechnology and Microengineering
    Engineering Design
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