2014 International Conference on Life Science & Biological Engineering

Dates: July 22 – 24, 2014
Location: Sapporo, Japan

The 3rd International Conference on Life Science & Biological Engineering (LS&BE 2014) will be held in Sapporo, Japan during July 22-24, 2014. The aim objective of LS&BE 2014 is to provide a platform for researchers, engineers, academicians as well as industrial professionals from all over the world to present their research results and development activities in Networking and Digital Society. This conference provides opportunities for the delegates to exchange new ideas and application experiences face to face, to establish business or research relations and to find global partners for future collaboration.

Keynote Speech

Jun Mizuno

Associate Professor: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Ishinomaki Senshu University, Japan

Dr. Jun Mizuno is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Ishinomaki Senshu University (ISU), Japan. He gives lectures on Control Engineering, Mechatronics: Robotics and Precision Machining. His research activities focus on Micro Electromechanical Systems / Micromachines and In telli gent Robots. He is aiming at the construction of a new electromechanical robotic system by integrating these two research areas.

Topic

SD Printing Technology Evolution —Proposal of Sub-milli Electromechanical Systems (SMEMS) Technology Outline

We have recently proposed a novel technology named as Sub-milli Electromechanical Systems (SMEMS). This technology consists of ahybrid fusion of 3D-printing manufacturing technology and Micro Electromechanical Systems (MEMS) based design concept. SMEMS technology can easily fabricate 3D structure devices from 3D-CAD data in a short time. Furthermore, this technology is totally environment-clean sińce any hazardous chemicals or gases are utilized. 3D-printers are widely used for manufacturing 3D model mock-ups in order to assist an understanding and evaluation of model mechanisms such as appearance: performance behavior and component interference checks. We have investigated and clarified that the minimum possible manufacturing size of a plaster-based printer is in the order of sub-millimeters. We have demonstrated that properly designed 3D-printed models can perform electromechanical functions such as actuators and sensors by suitably masking them and metallizing thereafter. Here we report the concept formation of this technology and a concrete example of a SMEMS device covering the design, fabrication and characterization. Finally, we discuss the future prospects of this technology.