PI: Wojciech Misiolek

University: Masashi Watanabe

Over the previous two decades, microfabrication technologies have been developed due to high demand in micro-sized components. The Loewy Institute at Lehigh University (Lehigh) in collaboration with TE Connectivity Corporation (TE) are reviewing current micro additive manufacturing technologies in an attempt to explore the performance of micro-AM parts based on varying fabrication processes as well as an eventual post process hot isostatic press (HIP) procedure. A material and microstructural characterization of micro-AM parts may be determined with the use of scanning (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Special attention will be paid to the mechanical properties at scale and resulting surface quality of micro-AM parts with the use of nano-indentation technologies and tribology measurements.