Renate Sitte

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MEMS design requires a good understanding of interactions in complex processes and highly specialized interdisciplinary skills. Traditional prototyping is not easy or cheap due to typically needing very expensive manufacturing facilities for its implementation. Progress towards faster, cheaper prototyping has been achieved but, it cannot be applied to MEMS fabrication in general.  This paper analyzes the benefits of Virtual Prototyping for a simplification and aid in MEMS design and proposes the continuation of MEMS Animated Graphic Design Aid (MAGDA) project. Its purpose is to simplify preliminary design stages and make MEMS design more accessible to a wider audience.


MEMS, Scientific Visualization, VR-CAD tools

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