Microtechnology and MEMS

Capillary Forces in Microassembly

Modeling, Simulation, Experiments, and Case Study

Authors: Lambert, Pierre

  • 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
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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.

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“Presented in five parts this text considers the use of capillary forces as a means to grip and assemble micrometre scale structures. … This book reads easily and is well presented in terms of technical figures and mathematical detail. … topics discussed are illustrated via a number of examples and, ultimately a thorough case study involving a watch bearing. … serves best as a reference for those specialists working in the field or for a postgraduate researcher looking for a clear explanation of microassembly principles.” (Matthew R. Foreman, Contemporary Physics, Vol. 51 (6), 2010)

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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-4382-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Capillary Forces in Microassembly
Book Subtitle
Modeling, Simulation, Experiments, and Case Study
Authors
Series Title
Microtechnology and MEMS
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-71089-1
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-71089-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-71088-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-4382-8
Series ISSN
1615-8326
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 263
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