A cost effective alignment and positioning system was developed for double-sided hot embossing processes using kinematic principles. Alignment tooling located and transferred the top mold insert location to the proper location for the complementary mold insert and hot embossing was performed. The samples were checked for alignment accuracy and consistency. Adjustments were made and sampling repeated and measured. Results showed the alignment system can improve the locating and positioning of the complementary mold insert in relation to the top in a repeatable and cost effective manner.

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