This project along with APP79 investigates the manufacturing and integration of um scale plastic parts through injection molding. Emphasis is placed on developing robust, but simple fabrication methods capable of molding microneedles 100um X 100um hollow tubes. The issues to be addressed span the micro and meso regimes. At the microscale effort focuses on creating accurate, robust molds that can deliver MEMS scale needles. On the mesoscale, Plastic injection materials and processes are being investigated to yield optimum results.
Project end date: 01/23/08