Polymer microfabrication technologies
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- Rötting, O., Röpke, W., Becker, H. et al. Microsystem Technologies (2002) 8: 32. doi:10.1007/s00542-002-0106-9
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The need for low-cost microfabrication technologies in modern life-sciences is described. The article compares the replication technologies, hot embossing and micro-injection moulding and gives an overview over the technologies used for fabrication of the replication masters. The back-end processes transforming the replicated plastic part into a complete microsystem are described. Some manufacturing issues of mass production are discussed.