The World Congress on Micro and Nano Manufacturing is quickly approaching and Accumold will play a central role. This year the conference will be jointly organized by the International Institution for Micro Manufacturing (I2M2), the 4M Association and the International Forum on Micro Manufacturing (IFMM).
The event brings together world leaders in micro and nano manufacturing, so it’s logical that Accumold plays a large role, sponsoring this year’s conference to take place in Slovenia at the Remisens Hotel Metropol in Portorož. Slovenia is often heralded as a land of countless beauty. Locals say their country offers surprises you at every step. This gorgeous European location offers picturesque views of the Alpine, Karst, Pannonian and Mediterranean worlds.
The conference takes places from September 18th to 20th and this year will focus on micro fabrication technologies, process characterization and process chains. In addition, original product designs, micro-assembly technologies and micro-handling will be a topic of discussion.
We are often asked about the differences between micro molding and 3D printing and the opening session will be on 3D Printing of Complex Micro and Nano Optics by Professor Harald Giessen from the University of Stuttgart. We see 3D printing as being complementary to our expertise and as resolution increases, possibly a good prototyping tool.
Other sessions focus on unique challenges in the fabrication of microstructured polymer optics and the effect of laser-induced periodic surface structures on wall slip of polypropylene in thin-wall injection molding.
Additional Focus Areas On Micro and Nano Manufacturing
Due to heatedly increased interest in the industry, the conference will be expansive, focusing on surface engineering and interface nanotechnology; process modeling and simulation; processing and characterization of smart materials; multifunctional materials; micro and nano additive manufacturing technologies; nanomaterials and material related issues in micro and nano scale; micro and desktop factory concepts; components and modules; standardization in micro manufacturing and micro factories; on-line monitoring and inspection systems/methods; and of applications of micro and nano technologies, including microreactor technologies, microsensors and actuators.
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