4M2008 Conference

Photo: Courtesy of MEC, Cardiff University

Conference Chair

Prof. Stefan Dimov, Cardiff University, UK

Conference Co-Chair

Prof. Wolfgang Menz, Germany

4M2007 Conference, Borovets, Bulgaria

What happened the previous year

Aim and Themes

The main goal of the Conference is to provide a forum for experts from industry and academia to share the results of their in-depth investigations and engage in interdisciplinary discussions about the creation of micro-manufacturing capabilities. Papers are invited to present the latest advances in developing new processes and process chains for multi-material micro manufacture and their applications in microsystems-based products.
in association with

Welsh Assembly Government SARIX Oxford lasers Micro Manufacturing Magasine Tecan Ltd

 

Accommodation

 

Call for Papers

 

Important Deadlines

 

Invited speakers

 

Invited Talks

 

License Agreement

 

Organising Committee

 

Presentation Guidelines

 

Proceedings

and sections on:

  • Materials: characterisation and processing
  • Process modelling and simulation
  • Process characterisation including process chains
  • Metrology: inspection and characterisation methods
  • Components: fabrication and assembly technologies
  • Systems: novel product and system designs
  • Readership
    The volume will be of interest to all engineers and scientists, whether in academia or industry, working in the field of nanotechnology and micro manufacture.

     

    Programme

     

    Day 1: Tuesday, 9-Sept-08

     

    Day 2: Wednesday, 10-Sept-08

     

    Day 3: Thursday, 11-Sept-08

     

    Poster presentations

     

    Registration Information

     

    Scope

     

    Sightseeing in Cardiff

     

    Sponsors

     

    Sponsorship Opportunities

     

    Submission

     

    Themes

     

    Travel Directions

     

    Venue

     

    Abstracts

     

    Keynote papers

     

    Biphasic reactions in microreactors

     

    Engineered Self-assembly From Nano to Milli Scales

     

    Mircofabrication using a Single Mode Yb Fiber Laser

     

    Traceable measurement of areal surface texture

     

    Utilising Electrochemical Deposition for Micro Manufacturing

     

    Q2M Special Session

     

    Batch Fabrication Methods for Polymer Based Active Microsystems using Hot Embossing and Transfer Bonding Technologies

     

    Fabrication of piezoelectric thick-film bimorph micro-actuators from bulk ceramics using batch-scale methods

     

    Material aspects for batch integration of PZT thin films using transfer bonding technologies – Q2M development

     

    The integration of mono-crystalline silicon micro-mirrors on CMOS for SLM applications

     

    Towards Batch Integration of SMA into Microsystems: An Actuator Prototype

     

    Wafer-scale manufacturing of robust trimorph bulk SMA microactuators

     

    Components: fabrication and assembly technologies

     

    A new tool for aligned micro-embossing and nano-imprinting

     

    Concept for Fluidic Self-Assembly of Micro-Parts Using Electro-Static Forces

     

    Concept for Packaging of a Silicon based Biochip

     

    Electric fields in a hybrid batch fluidic micromanipulation concept

     

    Fabrication of stainless steel micro components using softlithography

     

    Flexible microfluidics based on commercial SU8 foils

     

    High Density Interconnections Fabrication by UV Lasers Microprocessing of Microvias and Microstructures

     

    Investigation of Material Compatibility for Embedding Stereolithography

     

    Large-area metal-coated dielectric nanopillar array for excitation of surface plasmon resonance

     

    Manufacturing and replication of cell aligning micro structures

     

    Manufacturing of Versatile Ceramic or Metal Micro Components by Powder Injection Moulding

     

    Microfabrication of Components for a Novel Biomimetic Neurological Endoscope

     

    Single- and multi-layer conductive patterns fabricated using M3D technology

     

    Towards automation in AFM based nanomanipulation and electron beam induced deposition for microstructuring

     

    Ultrasonic welding of micro plastic parts

     

    Wafer-scale transfer of nanoimprinted pattern into silicon substrates

     

    X-ray pattern analysis of electroplated two-component moulds used for the production of micro gear wheels

     

    Metrology: inspection and characterisation methods 

     

    Approaching a sub-micron capability index using a Werth Fibre Probe System WFP

     

    How reliable are surface roughness measurements of micro-features? - Experiences of a Round Robin test within nine 4M laboratories

     

    Measurement of frequency response of the bone ossicles in the sheep middle ear by the fiber-optic microphone

     

    Micro-ultrasonic metrology of multi-material electronic devices

     

    Novel materials: characterisation and processing 

     

    3D micro and nanostructuring of an epoxy based resist by electron beam lithography

     

    An analysis of the effects of nanolayered nitride coatings on the lifetimes and wear of tungsten carbide micromilling tools

     

    Carbon nanotubes grown directly on printed electrode of electrochemical sensor

     

    Dielectric properties of hydroxyapatite based ceramics

     

    DRIE of non-conventional materials: first results

     

    Explosive welding of Ni- based amorphous foils for micro-tooling applications

     

    FT-IR study of nanosurface phenomena

     

    Investigation of the mechanical behaviour of thin metal sheets using the hydraulic bulge test

     

    Machining of polystyrene by UV laser radiation for patch clamping device fabrication

     

    Micro Electrical Discharge Machining of Si3N4-based Ceramic Composites

     

    Micro-extrusion of an ultrafine grained copper can

     

    Micromachined silicon electrodes for electrochemical micromachining

     

    Micromachining of amorphous and crystalline Ni78B14Si8 alloys using micro-second and pico-second lasers

     

    Process characterisation including process chains

     

    A study of factors affecting the performance of micro square endmills in milling of hardened tool steels

     

    Electrochemical finishing of nickel microstructures

     

    Force analysis in micro milling Al 6082 T6 in various engagement conditions

     

    Hot embossing of high aspect ratio sub-μm structured surfaces for micro fluidic applications

     

    Improved bonding strength in hybrid micro parts by using plasma

     

    Influence of process parameter variation on ceramic feedstock flow behaviour

     

    Investigations in Variothermal Injection Moulding of Microstructures and Microstructured Surfaces

     

    Manufacturing and verification of tools for ECF

     

    Micro injection moulding: an experimental study on the relationship between the filling of micro parts and runner designs

     

    Micro-Injection moulding: surface treatment effects on part demoulding

     

    Strategies for material removal in laser milling

     

    TEM/SEM and FT-IR characterization of biocompatible magnetic nanoparticles

     

    Template fabrication incorporating different length scale features

     

    Wire electro discharge grinding: surface finish optimisation

     

    Process modelling and simulation 

     

    Geometry Optimization of Micro Milling Tools

     

    Implementation strategies for the optimization of micro injection moulding simulations

     

    Influence of Force Components on Thin Wire EDM

     

    Micro injection moulding: simulation of melt flow behaviour

     

    Modelling the Solidification-Structure of Al Micro-Castings as a function of their Aspect Ratio and Mould Pouring Temperature

     

    Numerical modelling and experimental characterization of short pulse laser microforming of thin metal sheets

     

    On the force between two metallic plates of a gripper immersed in a nonpolar fluid

     

    Simulation of Microforming Processes by Applying a Mesoscopic Model

     

    А study of the gate size effects on the process of optical data storage micro-scale replication

     

    Systems: novel product and system designs 

     

    Active microvalves for micro-fluidic networks in plastics – selecting suitable actuation schemes

     

    An integrated all-optical microfluidic particle sorter

     

    Feasibility of polymers for wafer scale capping of RF MEMS

     

    Low-power humidity sensor for RFID applications

     

    Sub-Micron Referencing System for Ultraprecision Machining Processes