University of Hertfordshire

Manufacturing methods overview for rapid prototyping

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMicrofluidics for Biologists
Subtitle of host publicationFundamentals and Applications
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Pages85-102
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9783319400365
ISBN (Print)9783319400358
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

Abstract

Microfabrication is seldom in the focus of a biological studies but it influences the performance and functionality of a miniaturised fluidic platform that affects research outcomes. The scope of this chapter falls on methods, which are accessible, reproducible, and applicable for small-scale, laboratory production. However, fundamental techniques such as photo- and soft lithography are also briefly introduced with references to more detailed sources to facilitate the reader in his choice of fabrication method. It is impossible to cover all the various aspects of microfabrication with extensive details in a single chapter, instead an overview of the rapid and inexpensive methods are conveyed.

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