Digital maskless lithography capabilities for surface texturing with biomachining

Muhammad Imran, Agung Shamsuddin Saragih, Muhammad Sana Ullah Sahar, Tae Jo Ko

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

15 Citations (Scopus)


This paper presents the development of a digital maskless lithography process and its capabilities for micro-feature fabrication using biomachining as a metal removal process. The maskless lithography system was developed using a DLP projector and is used to fabricate arrays of micro-sized geometric features. Square shapes were produced in dimple and pillar modes, and the smallest widths were 60 and 50 μm, respectively. For line features, the smallest width of 35 μm was produced with a maximum gap of 60 μm. Micro-features with a high density of 140 dimples per square millimeter were also produced. Geometric dimple shapes were biomachined on iron, and tribology analysis was performed. The coefficients of friction were compared for workpieces with and without surface textures and for different dimple shapes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3709-3719
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
Issue number9-12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2017


  • Biomachining
  • Coefficient of friction
  • Digital maskless photolithography
  • Microfabrication
  • Surface texturing


Dive into the research topics of 'Digital maskless lithography capabilities for surface texturing with biomachining'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this