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IJAT Vol.9 No.1 pp. 43-50
doi: 10.20965/ijat.2015.p0043
(2015)

Paper:

Fabrication of Precision Micrograting on Resin Substrate Utilizing Ultrasonic-Assisted Molding

Sergey Bolotov, Ryuichi Kobayashi, Keita Shimada,
Masayoshi Mizutani, and Tsunemoto Kuriyagawa

Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University, 6-6-01 Aramaki, Aoba, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8579, Japan

Received:
March 31, 2014
Accepted:
September 30, 2014
Published:
January 5, 2015
Keywords:
ultrasonic, microgroove, molding, heat generation, friction
Abstract

Molding is an effective and efficient approach to producing highly functional optical elements with complex shapes. However, edge sharpness is a serious problem with molded microstructures. An Ultrasonic-Assisted Molding (UAM) device was developed to improve shape transferability. First, basic experiments showed that UAM induced a maximum temperature increase of 3.2°C for a polycarbonate substrate with a starting temperature of 170°C, and the stick-slip phenomenon was not observed with ultrasonic vibration. Second, UAM and conventional molding simulation models were constructed to compare the transferability of a microgroove; ultrasonic superimposed press movement demonstrated the highest transferability. Finally, micrograting was fabricated using UAM and conventional molding, and the UAMmicrograting had better transferability with a 30-smolding time. Therefore, UAM may be an effective process for reducing molding time.

Cite this article as:
S. Bolotov, R. Kobayashi, K. Shimada, <. Mizutani, and T. Kuriyagawa, “Fabrication of Precision Micrograting on Resin Substrate Utilizing Ultrasonic-Assisted Molding,” Int. J. Automation Technol., Vol.9, No.1, pp. 43-50, 2015.
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