Ultraprecision glass molding press for microgrooves with different pitch sizes

Ryuichi Kobayashi, Tianfeng Zhou, Keita Shimada, Masayoshi Mizutani, Tsunemoto Kuriyagawa

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Glass molding press is an efficient manufacturing technology to fabricate microstructures on glass. To optimize the experimental conditions for precision replication of periodic microstructures with different pitch sizes, Finite Element Method (FEM) simulation and experiments were carried out to study the glass molding press process. First, the effects of the change in pitch size on stress and geometrical replicating accuracy were evaluated. Thereafter, glass molding experiments were carried out to form microstructures on the glass surface, and the molded microstructures were measured. By comparing the simulation results with experimental results, the FEM simulation was experimentally verified, and the optimal machining conditions were obtained and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)678-685
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Automation Technology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Nov


  • Finite element method
  • Glass molding press
  • Microforming
  • Microgroove
  • Optical element


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