Comparisons of different elastomer micro molds

Hang Liu, Xu Yan, Chun Lei Kang, Kai Leung Yung, Wei Chen

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This paper demonstrates the comparisons of molding with micro molds made of different elastomeric polymers. Micro molds made of pure polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS), 0.3% carbon nanotube (CNT) enforced polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS), 2% carbon nanotube (CNT) enforced polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) and commercial available high temperature silicon rubber sheet (Avon Group) were studied. Micro moldings using different molding pressures were performed. By comparing the dimensions of micro features produced with different molding pressures, molding accuracies of using micro molds made of different elastomeric polymers are obtained. Results of this study provide valuable information for the development of elastomer micro mold insert for micro injection molding.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationManufacturing Engineering and Automation II
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 19 Dec 2012
Event2012 International Conference on Manufacturing Engineering and Automation, ICMEA 2012 - Guangzhou, China
Duration: 16 Nov 201218 Nov 2012

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
ISSN (Print)1022-6680


Conference2012 International Conference on Manufacturing Engineering and Automation, ICMEA 2012


  • Carbon nanotube
  • Elastomeric polymer
  • Micro mold
  • Pdms
  • Silicone rubber

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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