Microsystem Technologies

, Volume 16, Issue 8–9, pp 1517–1527 | Cite as

Methods for simulating and optimizing molded micro components and systems

Technical Paper


Casting production of metallic and ceramic micro components is still in the research phase, and the components obtained with the current technologies are suffering of a certain lack of reproducibility. Within the scope of Collaborative Research Center 499 “Design, Production and Quality Assurance of Molded micro components made of Metallic and Ceramic Materials”, basics in a persistent process chain for micro components are acquired. The development, process preparation, mass production and material and components behavior investigation is understood under consistent chain. This work presents computer simulation based methods that contribute to optimize micro molded systems on both a component and a system basis. The introduction of such methods allows studying the behavior of components and systems with regard to their grain structure and the wide geometric tolerances required.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Albert Albers
    • 1
  • Hans-Georg Enkler
    • 1
  • Pablo Leslabay
    • 1
  1. 1.IPEK – Institute of Product Engineering, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)KarlsruheGermany

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