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Investigation of tribological issues in microforming: a review

Ali, Mohammad Yeakub and Maleque, Md. Abdul and Banu, A. and N., Atiqah (2011) Investigation of tribological issues in microforming: a review. In: Regional Tribology Conference, 22-24 November 2011, Langkawi, malaysia.

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Abstract

This paper presents the extensive review of microtribology especially as encountered in microforming. Microforming is one of the most frequently used mass production processes by replication. Micro injection moulding, micro deep drawing, micro casting, and hot embossing are the examples of microforming. These processes are suitable for near net shape or even net shape production. One of the main problems encountered in microforming is the scaling effect that occurs in the tribological aspects; for example, the friction coefficient increases with decreasing specimen size. Scaling effects occur not only within the process but also throughout the forming chain. So, the microforming process can be simplified if the tribological problem is minimized. In this paper a methodology for the investigation and minimization of microtribological issues through the control of micromachining processes has been proposed. Keywords: Tribology, microtribology, microforming, micromachining.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 4751/7339
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tribology, Microtribology, Microforming, Micromachining
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Prof Dr. M A Maleque
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2011 12:05
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2011 12:05
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/7339

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