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Product miniaturization is a ubiquitously global trend in many industrial clusters such as biomedical device, consumer electronics, communication, aerospace, automotive, and military.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringThe Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityHung HomHong Kong
  2. 2.The Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityHong KongPeople’s Republic of China

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