Most common microscale assembly strategies are serial based, such as robotic grasp-and-release systems. Regardless of their high cost and limited throughput, these systems are well developed and thus are easily commercialized . Self-assembly (SA) is a parallel process that, when adapted to microscale, offers high throughput. Furthermore, SA eliminates the need for expensive tooling [2–4]. Yet the lack of SA process knowledge hinders its commercial implementation.
Volume Subject Area:Advanced Manufacturing
Topics:Microscale devices, Self-assembly, Manufacturing, Robotics, Tooling
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