Design Framework for Micro and Nano-Scale Products

  • Sang-Gook Kim
  • Stephen Bathurst
  • Firas Sammoura
Conference paper


The design and manufacturing of high quality micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) is becoming increasingly complex as the manufacturing tools available diversify. Design of nano-scale products is even more complex. Small-scale products tend to have highly coupled designs, decoupled at best, because of the serial nature of fabrication, material and process constraints and lack of adequate fabricating processes. This paper proposes a structured design framework, which enables designers to achieve the correct functionality by either reducing the complexity in multi-scale manufacturing or by developing a new manufacturing process to circumvent the existing constraints.


Functional Requirement Piezoelectric Layer Design Framework Axiomatic Design Membrane Displacement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sang-Gook Kim
    • 1
  • Stephen Bathurst
    • 1
  • Firas Sammoura
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Masdar Institute of TechnologyAbu DhabiUAE

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