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Micromachines 2017, 8(6), 179; doi:10.3390/mi8060179

Fabrication of Functional Plastic Parts Using Nanostructured Steel Mold Inserts

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Centre Suisse d’électronique et de Microtechnique CSEM, 1 rue Jaquet-Droz, CH-2002 Neuchatel, Switzerland
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Centre Technique Industriel de la Plasturgie et des Composites-IPC, 2 rue Pierre et Marie Curie, 01100 Bellignat, France
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Micropat SA, 30 Côtes-de-Montbenon, CH-1003 Lausanne, Switzerland
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Academic Editors: Hans Nørgaard Hansen, Guido Tosello, Andreas Richter and Nam-Trung Nguyen
Received: 6 April 2017 / Revised: 15 May 2017 / Accepted: 25 May 2017 / Published: 6 June 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Micro/Nano Manufacturing)
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We report on the fabrication of sub-micro and nanostructured steel mold inserts for the replication of nanostructured immunoassay biochips. Planar and microstructured stainless steel inserts were textured at the sub-micron and nanoscale by combining nanosphere lithography and electrochemical etching. This allowed the fabrication of structures with lateral dimensions of hundreds of nanometers and aspect ratios of up to 1:2. Nanostructured plastic parts were produced by means of hot embossing and injection molding. Surface nanostructuring was used to control wettability and increase the sensitivity of an immunoassay. View Full-Text
Keywords: nanostructures; hot embossing; injection molding; polymer; 3D; steel; mold; wettability; immunoassay nanostructures; hot embossing; injection molding; polymer; 3D; steel; mold; wettability; immunoassay
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Blondiaux, N.; Pugin, R.; Andreatta, G.; Tenchine, L.; Dessors, S.; Chauvy, P.-F.; Diserens, M.; Vuillermoz, P. Fabrication of Functional Plastic Parts Using Nanostructured Steel Mold Inserts. Micromachines 2017, 8, 179.

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