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Micromachining: A New Trend in Manufacturing

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2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Atlanta, Georgia

Publication Date

June 23, 2013

Start Date

June 23, 2013

End Date

June 26, 2013



Conference Session

Special Initiatives and Programs at Two-Year Colleges

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Two Year College Division

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23.907.1 - 23.907.7



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Farzin Heidari Texas A&M University, Kingsville

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Dr. Heidari currently serves as Associate Professor of industrial management and technology at Texas A&M University, Kingsville. Dr. Heidari has 23 years of experience in manufacturing and CAD/CAM/CNC courses. He is currently serving as the Graduate Coordinator for the Industrial Management program.

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Micromachining: A New Trend in ManufacturingMicromachining is the basic technology for fabrication of micro components in the range of 1 to500 Micrometers. Micro or miniature machine tools are used to create miniaturized parts andcomponents. With increased demand for miniaturized functional equipment, micromachining hasbecome an important industry. Mechanical micromachining process can produce extremelysmooth, precise, high resolution true 3D structures. A study of the micro machining processconfirms that micro cutting processes are not just a miniaturization of the conventional cuttingtechnology, and requires an adjustment of the entire machining setup and processes.Micro and sub-micro manufacturing requirements are continuing to grow in demand andapplication, offering unique challenges and immense opportunities to a wide group ofmanufacturers. Emerging miniaturization technologies are perceived as potentially keytechnologies of the future that will bring about completely different ways people and machinesinteract with the physical world.The presentation will discuss the following concepts related to micromachining: • Introduce the micromachining process and discuss the working principles of it. • Discuss important of micro parts as the trend in manufacturing is toward miniaturization. • Introduce different micromachining processes including mechanical machining, electro discharge micromachining, and laser beam micro machining. • Explore the feasibility of micro machining as a field of study in technical programs.The presentation introduces cutting edge information related to micromachining processes. Abroad range of processes will be presented including mechanical machining, EDM and ECM,and laser base processing.

Heidari, F. (2013, June), Micromachining: A New Trend in Manufacturing Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. 10.18260/1-2--22292

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