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2.3 MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Demoulding components without damage to either the components or tool is critical to successful replication processes. During tooling development designers strive to optimize replication tools to minimize demoulding force and resultant stress on replicated parts. A critical element of this process is an accurate demoulding force prediction model. Various models have been proposed to predict demoulding forces, each showing limitations in its applicability. This paper reviews existing demoulding force models and parameters affecting demoulding force for micro polymer replication.
Delaney, K., Bissacco, G., Kennedy, D.:Demoulding Force Prediction for Micro Polymer Replication: A Review of Relevant Literature. Proceedings of the 7th. International Conference on Multi-Material Micro Manufacture (Fillon, B., Khan-Malek, Dimov, S. eds). Research Publishing, 2011