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Study the Formation Process of Cuboid Microprotrusion by Glass Molding Process †

National Key Laboratory of Science and Technology on Micro/Nano Fabrication, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
Key laboratory of Fundamental Science for Advanced Machining, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China
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Academic Editor: Ai Qun Liu
Micromachines 2017, 8(3), 66;
Received: 27 November 2016 / Revised: 4 January 2017 / Accepted: 10 February 2017 / Published: 23 February 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Optofluidics 2016)
This paper investigates the formation process of a typical microstructure in the glass microfluidic chip, i.e., cuboid microprotrusion, by the soda-lime glass molding process (GMP). The finite element models on the platform Abaqus/Standard were established for simulating the glass molding process. The glass viscoelasticity at pressing temperature was described by the General Maxwell model. The influence of the temperature, aspect ratio and side wall angle on the replication ratio was investigated, and the corresponding predicted molded profiles were demonstrated as well. The established simulation model was verified by experimental results eventually. It could provide a fundamental experience for optimizing glass molding parameters to fabricate microstructures on glass chips. View Full-Text
Keywords: glass molding process; finite element modelling; microprotrusion glass molding process; finite element modelling; microprotrusion
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Wang, T.; Zhou, T.; Chen, J.; Song, L. Study the Formation Process of Cuboid Microprotrusion by Glass Molding Process †. Micromachines 2017, 8, 66.

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