Adhesive Workpiece Fixturing for Micromachining

Adhesive Workpiece Fixturing for Micromachining

Kategorien Konferenz (reviewed)
Jahr 2012
Autoren Blumenthal, P.; Raatz, A.
Veröffentlicht in IPAS2012 - International Precision Assembly Seminar, Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, Chamonix, Frankreich, 2012, pp. 73-80

Even though significant progress has been made in the field of micro production and the development of miniaturized micro production-machines in the last ten years, an explicit consideration of clampingdevices has not taken place. The requirements for clamping technology in the manufacturing of microparts and the manufacturing of macroscale parts are highly different. Special clamping devices for each sector are needed. This article presents the designing of a special adhesive microclamping device for micro production. The clamping force is applied by fixing the workpiece to the clamping module using hot melt adhesives. Thus high surface pressure and damage to the micro-component is avoided. The development of this adhesive clamping device is a first implementation of a novel and promising approach for micro production. Basic functioning could be confirmed by practical tests.

ISBN 978-3-642-28162-4
DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-28163-1_10