Surface tension of a liquid droplet can be used for aligning microcomponents to their assembly sites, which enables faster and more accurate microassembly. (Image: Iiris Routa)

Modeling droplet self-alignment in microassembly Iiris Routa

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  • Microassembly requires the precise and reliable stacking of microcomponents. Robotic tools are usually used, but recent studies have found that combining robotics with self-assembly can improve performance by increasing speed and accuracy simultaneously.

    One possibility is to use the surface tension of a liquid droplet for aligning two components with each other. In this study, droplet self-alignment is modeled to reveal alignment force and accuracy in multiple microassembly scenarios.

Iiris Routa Finland, 1988

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