Investigation on shape transferability in ultraprecision glass molding press for microgrooves

Tianfeng Zhou, Jiwang Yan, Jun Masuda, Takashi Oowada, Tsunemoto Kuriyagawa

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Glass molding press (GMP) has been applied to produce the microgrooves on glass plates by using electroless-plated nickel phosphorus (Ni-P) molds. The GMP process for microgrooves was analyzed by finite element method (FEM) simulation. The effects of various pressing conditions, such as the molding temperature, the pressing velocity and the friction in glass deformation, were studied. Then, based on the simulation results, optimal pressing conditions were determined and used in the GMP experiments. By comparing the shape of the molded microgrooves with that of the corresponding microgrooves on the Ni-P mold, the shape transferability was evaluated and the reasons for form error were analyzed. The results show that the GMP process is an effective way to fabricate precision microgrooves on glass.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)214-220
Number of pages7
JournalPrecision Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Apr
Externally publishedYes


  • Finite element method
  • Glass molding press
  • Microforming
  • Microgroove
  • Shape transferability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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