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1. Investigation on tool wear and tool life prediction in micro-milling of Ti-6Al-4V

December 2018
Amin Dadgari | Dehong Huo | David Swailes

Short tool life and rapid tool wear in micromachining of hard-to-machine materials remain a barrier to the process being economically viable. In this study, standard procedures and conditions set by...

2. Bibliometric analysis of micro-nano manufacturing technologies

June 2019
Maryna Bodnariuk | Ruslan Melentiev

Manufacturing is the primary industry promoting economic and social development. For the past 30 years, the global trends of preciseness and device miniaturisation have promoted manufacturing to the...

3. Modeling thermal and mechanical cancellation of residual stress from hybrid additive manufacturing by laser peening

June 2019
Guru Madireddy | Chao Li | Jingfu Liu | Michael P. Sealy

Additive manufacturing (AM) of metals often results in parts with unfavorable mechanical properties. Laser peening (LP) is a high strain rate mechanical surface treatment that hammers a workpiece and...

4. Formation of subsurface cracks in silicon wafers by grinding

September 2018
Jingfei Yin | Qian Bai | Yinnan Li | Bi Zhang

Single-crystal silicon is an important material in the semiconductor and optical industries. However, being hard and brittle, a silicon wafer is vulnerable to subsurface cracks (SSCs) during grinding,...

5. Review of low timing jitter mode-locked fiber lasers and applications in dual-comb absolute distance measurement

December 2018
Haosen Shi | Youjian Song | Runmin Li | Yuepeng Li | Hui Cao | Haochen Tian | Bowen Liu | Lu Chai | Minglie Hu

Passively mode-locked fiber lasers emit femtosecond pulse trains with excellent short-term stability. The quantum-limited timing jitter of a free running femtosecond erbium-doped fiber laser working...

6. Tribological Performance of Bioimplants: A Comprehensive Review

June 2018
Gang Shen | Fengzhou Fang | Chengwei Kang

Total joint replacements (TJR) have been a huge success for orthopaedic surgery in the past century and are gaining increasing importance today due to the aging population. However, the short longevity...

7. Manipulating fluid with vibrating 3D-printed paddles for applications in micropump

September 2019
Zhiyong Tang | Xiufeng Shao | Jianze Huang | Jinyuan Yao | Guifu Ding

This paper presents a novel working mechanism of a micropump using micropaddles (MPs) to actively manipulate fluid based on 3D printing technology. The novel working principle is systematically discussed...

8. Kinematic error modeling and error compensation of desktop 3D printer

September 2018
Shane Keaveney | Pat Connolly | Eoin D. O'Cearbhaill

Desktop 3D printers have revolutionized how designers and makers prototype and manufacture certain products. Highly popular fuse deposition modeling (FDM) desktop printers have enabled a shift to low-cost...

9. CFD-based design and analysis of air-bearing-supported paint spray spindle

December 2018
Ali Khaghani | Kai Cheng

In this paper, an analytical scientific approach is presented for the design and analysis of an air-turbine-driven paint spray spindle, and it is used to improve further the design concept of the existing...

10. Theoretical and experimental characterizations of gigahertz acoustic streaming in microscale fluids

March 2019
Weiwei Cui | Wei Pang | Yang Yang | Tiechuan Li | Xuexin Duan

Even as gigahertz (GHz) acoustic streaming has developed into a multi-functional platform technology for biochemical applications, including ultrafast microfluidic mixing, microparticle operations,...

11. An optical glass plane angle measuring system with photoelectric autocollimator

June 2019
Yinguo Huang | Yong Yang | Jiaqi Liang | Zhengqing Miao | Meirong Zhao | Yelong Zheng

Optical glass is the most widely used optical material. It is necessary to measure its geometric characteristic quickly and reliably to meet the quality of optical glass. A vision measuring system combining...

12. Study on the method of precision adjustment of star sensor

December 2018
Xiaoyan Wang | Ran Zheng | Yanpeng Wu | Jianbo Sun | Jun Zhong | Long Wang | Miaomiao Wang

Star sensors are indispensable spatial measurement sensors for high-resolution earth observation and astronomical observations, and the demand for high measurement accuracy of satellite sensors continues...

13. Enhancement of surface wettability via micro- and nanostructures by single point diamond turning

March 2019
Nicolás Cabezudo | Jining Sun | Behnam Andi | Fei Ding | Ding Wang | Wenlong Chang | Xichun Luo | Ben B. Xu

Studies on surface wettability have received tremendous interest due to their potential applications in research and industrial processes. One of the strategies to tune surface wettability is modifying...

14. Femtosecond laser fabrication of 3D templates for mass production of artificial compound eyes

September 2019
Guang-Xin Jin | Xin-Yu Hu | Zhuo-Chen Ma | Chun-He Li | Yong-Lai Zhang | Hong-Bo Sun

Compound eyes are unique optical imaging systems that consist of numerous separate light-sensitive units (ommatidia). Attempts have been made to produce artificial compound eyes via advanced 3D nanotechnologies....

15. Finite element simulation of the micromachining of nanosized-silicon-carbide-particle reinforced composite materials based on the cohesive zone model

December 2018
Hongmin Pen | Jianhua Guo | Zizhen Cao | Xianchong Wang | Zhiguo Wang

A finite element method based on the cohesive zone model was used to study the micromachining process of nanosized silicon-carbide-particle (SiCp) reinforced aluminum matrix composites. As a hierarchical...

16. FlexMEMS-enabled hetero-integration for monolithic FBAR-above-IC oscillators

September 2019
Chuanhai Gao | Menglun Zhang | Yuan Jiang

In this work, a monolithic oscillator chip is heterogeneously integrated by a film bulk acoustic resonator (FBAR) and a complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) chip using FlexMEMS technology....

17. Formation of graphene oxide from carbon rods of zinc-carbon battery wastes by audiosonic sonication assisted by commercial detergent

June 2019
Wipsar Sunu Brams Dwandaru | Lia Desi Parwati | Rhyko Irawan Wisnuwijaya

This study aims to determine the effect of audiosonic sonication in normal modes on the formation of graphene oxide (GO) from carbon rods of zinc-carbon (ZnC) battery wastes. The method used in this...

18. Research on the process of fabricating a multi-layer metal micro-structure based on UV-LIGA overlay technology

June 2019
Yali Ma | Wenkai Liu | Chong Liu

In this paper, we report the study of the process of fabricating a multi-layer metal micro-structure using UV-LIGA overlay technology, including mask fabrication, substrate treatment, and UV-LIGA overlay...

19. Characterization of machine tools and measurement system for micromilling

March 2019
Andrea Abeni | Matteo Lancini | Aldo Attanasio

Technological progress has led to increased demand for small components with tiny features, which cannot be achieved through conventional machining. Industrial application of processes based on microcutting...

20. Tailoring metallic surface properties induced by laser surface processing for industrial applications

March 2019
Guoqing Hu | Yang Song | Yingchun Guan

As a simple, reproducible, and pollution-free technique with the potential of integration and automation, laser processing has attracted increasing attention. Laser processing, which includes laser...

21. Tool path generation of ultra-precision diamond turning: A state-of-the-art review

September 2019
Hu Gong | Shengjun Ao | Kuntao Huang | Yi Wang | Changya Yan

With the increasing market demand for optical complex surface parts, the application of multi-axis ultra-precision single-point diamond turning is increasing. A tool path generation method is very important...

22. Nonlinear phase error analysis of equivalent thickness in a white-light spectral interferometer

June 2019
Tong Guo | Qianwen Weng | Bei Luo | Jinping Chen | Xing Fu | Xiaotang Hu

A white light spectral interferometry based on a Linnik type system was established to accurately measure the thin film thickness through transparent medium. In practical work, the equivalent thickness...

23. An Investigation on Efficient Acoustic Energy Reflection of Flexible Film Bulk Acoustic Resonators

June 2018
Chuanhai Gao | Yuan Jiang | Lin Zhang | Bohua Liu | Menglun Zhang

This paper investigates the issues on acoustic energy reflection of flexible film bulk acoustic resonators (FBARs). The flexible FBAR was fabricated with an air cavity in the polymer substrate, which...

24. Investigation of the performance of a pilot-scale barrel atmospheric plasma system for plasma activation of polymer particles

March 2019
Hisham M. Abourayana | Peter J. Dobbyn | Pat Whyte | Denis P. Dowling

This study reports the development and performance of a pilot-scale barrel atmospheric plasma reactor for the atmospheric plasma activation treatment of polymer particles. The polymer particles treated...

25. Effect of particle-particle interaction on dielectrophoretic single particle trap in a sudden contraction flow

December 2018
Haihang Cui | Rui Ma | Li Chen | Hongyan Zhang

Dielectrophoretic (DEP) force is significant in manipulating tiny objects in micro/nano scale. To study the effect of electric interaction force on particle manipulation, a microstructure consisting...

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