By Svetan Ratchev
The improvement of new-generation micro-manufacturing applied sciences and structures has revolutionised the way in which items are designed and synthetic this present day with a s- nificant impression in a couple of key commercial sectors. Micro-manufacturing techno- gies are frequently defined as disruptive, allowing and interdisciplinary resulting in the production of entire new periods of goods that have been formerly now not possible to ma- facture. whereas key procedures for quantity manufacture of micro-parts similar to mach- ing and moulding have gotten mature applied sciences, micro-assembly continues to be a key problem for the cost effective manufacture of complicated micro-products. the facility to fabricate customizable micro-products that may be added in variable volumes inside of particularly brief timescales is particularly a lot depending on the extent of improvement of the micro-assembly approaches, positioning, alignment and size suggestions, gripping and feeding methods and units. Micro-assembly has built quickly over the past few years and all of the pred- tions are that it'll stay a serious expertise for high-value items in a couple of key sectors equivalent to healthcare, communications, defence and aerospace. the foremost problem is to compare the numerous technological advancements with a brand new gene- tion of micro-products that may determine firmly micro-assembly as a mature manuf- turing approach. th The ebook contains the set of papers provided on the five foreign Precision - sembly Seminar IPAS 2010 held in Chamonix, France from the 14th to the seventeenth February 2010.