Green Micromachining of Ceramics: Feasibility and Machinability
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Ceramics oer many unique mechanical, thermal, electrical and chemical properties that make them ideal materials for a broad range of applications. However, the same properties that make ceramics attractive materials also bring strict limitation to their manufacturability. The manufacturability limitations are further exacerbated at the microscale: although there are many potential applications for micro-scale features, components and devices made from ceramics, those applications cannot be realized without effective approaches for micro-manufacturing of ceramics