1 April 1992 Overview: materials and processes
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This overview illustrates the range of existing applications for sub-micrometer processing of materials, and examines the limitations to further improvements due to the fundamental properties and microstructures. It is concluded that ceramic materials offer greater dimensional stability and quality of finish than metal alloys or polymers, provided that allowance is made for possibilities of damage in grinding processes. Novel materials and shaping and finishing techniques are examined as a means of improving the speed of production and cost-effectiveness of new and existing products.
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Roger Morrell, Roger Morrell, Kevin Lindsey, Kevin Lindsey, } "Overview: materials and processes", Proc. SPIE 1573, Commercial Applications of Precision Manufacturing at the Sub-Micron Level, (1 April 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.57737; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.57737


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