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Abstract

Miniature, micro/mesoscale components with 3D features are in demand for various industries such as electro-optics, biomedical, electronics, aerospace, etc. Applications for which micro-products are needed include optical molds and assembly, medical diagnostic devices, medical implants, electronic devices and chemical micro-reactors. The microsystem technology market has grown steadily and with it the demand for high accuracy, complex shapes and a broader assortment of materials.