High-Aspect-Ratio Microstructures (HARMS)
High-aspect-ratio microstructures (HARMS) provide significant advantages for simple diffusion-based micro-scale mixing devices. When optimized for mixing performance and pressure drop they can outperform many more complex and expensive alternatives. These micro-mixers can be mass-produced in polymer materials using replication-based, micro-manufacturing technology. For further information contact Prof. Dimitris Nikitopoulos.
Novel Prototype Seals
Novel high-durability seals cooled by integrated micro-manufactured heat transfer features are developed in the Center for Rotating Machinery (CeRoM). The advantages are dramatic reduction in seal interface temperature, elimination of the need to flush for cooling, improved reliability and performance along with reduced emissions, and more uniform heat removal from the seal interface resulting in improved long-term flatness. For further information contact Prof. Michael Khonsari.
Friction-Stir Welding (FSW) is a joining technology widely used to seamlessly weld together Aluminium plates and parts for several applications. Process control and optimization as well as in-situ quality assessment is developed with the aid of modeling and simulation for improved joining effectiveness and strength. For further information contact Prof. M. Wahab.
Other Manufacturing Areas
3D Micro Fabrication
Microfabricated Micro-Lens Arrays
Microfabricated Polymer Micro Chip
Modular Microchip Alignment Features