Glass molding process for microstructures

T. Zhou, J. Yan

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Microstructures are increasingly applied in optical systems, precision measurement, arms navigation, biomedical fields, and so on. Microstructures include microgrooves, micropatterns, microprisms, and microlenses. This chapter provides an overview of the application of microstructures and glass molding processes. It highlights commonly used materials for glass molding processes; the materials to fabricate the mold are also introduced. The latest examples of glass molding simulations are discussed, including viscoelastic constitutive modeling, the microstructure molding process, and a simulation coupling heat transfer and viscous deformation. Molding quality control and molding defects in a glass molding process are also introduced in this chapter.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMicrofabrication and Precision Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationResearch and Development
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages50
ISBN (Electronic)9780857094865
ISBN (Print)9780857094858
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1


  • FEM simulation
  • Glass molding
  • Microgroove
  • Microlenses
  • Microstructure
  • Viscoelastic modeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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