Special Issue "Ultra Precision Technologies for Micromachining"

A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X). This special issue belongs to the section "D:Materials and Processing".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Jining Sun
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Insitute of Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering, School of Engineering and Physical Science, Heriot Wat University, Edinburgh, UK
Interests: FIB micro- and nano-machining; micro-grinding; numerical simulation; applications of micro/nano machining in smart surfaces; photonics and quantum sciences
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Prof. Yukui Cai
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Key Laboratory of High Efficiency and Clean Mechanical Manufacture of MOE/Key National Demonstration Center for Experimental Mechanical Engineering Education, School of Mechanical Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan 250061, China
Interests: functional surface design and manufacture; laser ablation process, hybrid laser ablation and chemical process; micro–nano precision manufacturing
Prof. Xichun Luo
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Centre for Precision Manufacturing, Department of Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
Interests: ultra precision machining; micromachining; nanofabrication; precision machine tool design
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Micromachining is a group of advanced technologies that enables microcomponents and/or microstructures to be fabricated with at least one dimension lying in the microscale. It has long been recognized as a powerful tool for high-value manufacturing and has been widely applied across different industrial sectors.

The key of micromachining is about precision. With the rapid development of ultraprecision technologies, the accuracy of micromachining is expanding into the nanometre regime, aiming towards near atomic level. Ultraprecision technologies, which are the main thrust of this step-change, include ultraprecision design and manufacturing, ultrahigh precision metrology, and ultraprecision assembly. They bring significant advantages to micromachining from the aspects of high accuracy and resolution, high complexity, high throughput, low lead time, low investment cost, etc.

In this Special Issue, we seek papers in all kinds of ultraprecision technologies with a clear contribution to the advancement of micromachining. Micromachining technologies include but are not limited to mechanical-based technologies such as diamond turning, precision grinding; chemical based technologies such as photolithography, reactive ion etching; physical based technologies such as laser, ion beam, electrical discharge machining; and their hybrids. Original research papers, review articles, and short communications are all welcome.

Dr. Jining Sun
Prof. Yukui Cai
Prof. Xichun Luo
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • Ultraprecision manufacturing
  • Ultrahigh precision metrology
  • Ultraprecision assembly
  • Micromachining
  • Microstructures
  • Microcomponent

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Open AccessTechnical Note
Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Processing of an Optical Sinusoidal Grid
Micromachines 2019, 10(12), 828; https://doi.org/10.3390/mi10120828 - 28 Nov 2019
Abstract
Sinusoidal grid with nanometric precision is adopted as a surface encoder to measure multiple degree-of-freedom motions. This paper proposes the atmospheric pressure plasma processing (APPP) technique to fabricate an optical sinusoidal grid surface. The characteristics of removal function and surface generation mechanism are [...] Read more.
Sinusoidal grid with nanometric precision is adopted as a surface encoder to measure multiple degree-of-freedom motions. This paper proposes the atmospheric pressure plasma processing (APPP) technique to fabricate an optical sinusoidal grid surface. The characteristics of removal function and surface generation mechanism are firstly presented. Both simulation and experiment validate the effectiveness of APPP to fabricate a sinusoidal grid surface with nanometric precision. Post mechanical polishing experiments show that APPP features can be well maintained while the surface roughness is greatly reduced to meet the optical requirement. Full article
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