Adhesive mechanical fastener design for use in micro assembly

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary WorksRGC 32 - Refereed conference paper (with host publication)peer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCanadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering
Pages1093-1096
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

Name
ISSN (Print)0840-7789

Conference

TitleIEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, CCECE 2008
PlaceCanada
CityNiagara Falls, ON
Period4 - 7 May 2008

Abstract

We present an adhesive mechanical fastener design used to construct three-dimensional micro devices. The fastener design includes adhesive bonding and self-alignment mechanisms. A micro probe that bonded to a robotic micromanipulator is employed to pick up and accurately deposit adhesive to a target location. Self-alignment mechanisms are introduced to increase the positioning accuracy. A curing light is applied to harden the adhesive. The cured adhesive keeps the assembled micropart into its position and provides a strong mechanical joint. By using conductive adhesive, a reliable electrical connection is achievable. The adhesive mechanical fastener only requires simple operations, and could reach reliable connections and high positioning accuracy, which is important to automatic microassembly. To demonstrate the feasibility of this method, many three-dimensional MEMS devices have been assembled, which include a three-dimensional rotary optical switch. © 2008 IEEE.

Research Area(s)

  • Adhesive bonding, Mechanical fastener, Microassembly, Microelectromechanical system, Rotary optical switch

Citation Format(s)

Adhesive mechanical fastener design for use in micro assembly. / Wang, Lidai; Mills, James K.; Cleghorn, William L.
Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering. 2008. p. 1093-1096 4564706.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary WorksRGC 32 - Refereed conference paper (with host publication)peer-review