Micro- and nano-fabrication processes are increasingly important in modern technology and economy. Basic fabrication methods include additive, subtractive and deformation-based processes. In recent years, novel fabrication processes such as laser micro/nano machining, 3D printing of miniature features, etc., have undergone significant growth and have reduced the manufacturing cost and enabled new designs for emerging markets such as smart phones, photovoltaics (PVs), and advanced batteries.

This special issue focuses on the established and emerging nontraditional manufacturing technologies with various energy sources (mechanical, thermal, optical, etc.) at micro- and nano-scales. It consists of several invited papers and papers presented at the symposium on micro-/nano-scale fabrication processes at the manufacturing science and engineering conference, held on June 9–13, 2014 at the University of Michigan, organized by the Manufacturing Engineering Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The included papers consist of a variety of non-traditional manufacturing...

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