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Covers an interdisciplinary field between the surface sciences fundamental aspects and more production and assembly oriented issues
Within the framework of a watch bearing assembly case study, the developed methodology includes an exhaustive literature review, models and simulations, experimental validation of the models and of the proposed gripping principle
Provides an exhaustive basis to understand, model (analytically and numerically), and design grippers based on capillary forces
Capillary Forces in Microassembly
discusses the use of capillary forces as a gripping principle in microscale assembly. Clearly written and well-organized, this text brings together physical concepts at the microscale with practical applications in micromanipulation. Throughout this work, the reader will find a review of the existing gripping principles, elements to model capillary forces as well as descriptions of the simulation and experimental test bench developed to study the design parameters. Using well-known concepts from surface science (such as surface tension, capillary effects, wettability, and contact angles) as inputs to mechanical models, the amount of effort required to handle micro-components is predicted. These developments are then applied in a case study concerning the pick and place of balls in a watch ball bearing.
Researchers and engineers involved in micromanipulation and precision assembly will find this a highly useful reference for microassembly system design and analysis.