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Recent developments in micro ceramic injection molding

  • Volker Piotter , Martin B. Beck , Hans-Joachim Ritzhaupt-Kleissl , Andreas Ruh and Jürgen Haußelt


Effective material application and miniaturization, both indispensable to modern product development and production, demand enhanced manufacturing processes suitable for both micro devices and economic series production. For micro parts made of polymeric materials, micro injection molding represents such a method and has already reached an industrially viable status.

For manufacturing of ceramic products micro powder injection molding is a promising option because it combines the possibility of large-scale series production with a wide range of materials, thus possessing a considerable economic potential.

An enhanced variant, micro two-component injection molding enables, for example, the fabrication of micro components consisting of two ceramic materials with different physical properties and, furthermore, significantly minimizes mounting expenditure.

* Correspondence address, Dr.-Ing. Volker Piotter P.O. Box 36 40, 76021 Karlsruhe, Germany Tel.: +49 7247 82 6463 Fax: +49 7247 82 2095 E-mail:


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Received: 2008-4-10
Accepted: 2008-7-11
Published Online: 2013-06-11
Published in Print: 2008-10-01

© 2008, Carl Hanser Verlag, München

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