Micromilling analysis

dc.contributor.authorDirkse Van Schalkwyk, T. G.en
dc.identifier.citationD Van Schalkwyk, T. G. 2011. Micromilling analysis. Presented at the ISEM 2011 Proceedings, September 21-23, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa.en_ZA
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dc.descriptionConference of the ISEM 2011 Proceedings, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 21 - 23 September 2011.en_ZA
dc.descriptionConference theme - Innovative Systems Thinking: Unravelling Complexity for Successful Solutions.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractThis paper reports on a Techno-economic model of micromilling, incorporating major contributors to products’ manufacturing cost. Micromilling is a comparatively new machining technology and is developing rapidly. Many new products are significantly smaller than their legacy counterparts, due to drivers such as increased micro processing, portability advantages and resource scarcity. This allows micro manufacturing in general and micromilling specifically to seize market share at the expense of earlier manufacturing technologies. The most advantageous areas to consider micromilling were identified as medical implants, micro-moulds, developing and prototyping, small and medium batches of complex 3D shapes and dental accessories.en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorshipThe Industrial, Systems and Engineering Management (ISEM) conference is a joint initiative between the Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering (SAIIE), INCOSE (South Africa) and the Graduate School for Technology Management at the University of Pretoriaen_ZA
dc.publisherStellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, Department of Industrial Engineeringen_ZA
dc.subjectMicro manufacturing -- milling machinesen_ZA
dc.subjectMachining miniature products -- miniature productsen_ZA
dc.titleMicromilling analysisen_ZA
dc.typeConference Paperen_ZA
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