Selection of micro-fabrication techniques on stainless steel sheet for skin friction

S. Zhang, X. Zeng, D. T A Matthews, A. Igartua, E. Rodriguez-Vidal, J. Contreras Fortes, V. Saenz de Viteri, F. Pagano, B. Wadman, E. D. Wiklund, E. van der Heide

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This review gives a concise introduction to the state-of-art techniques used for surface texturing, e.g., wet etching, plasma etching, laser surface texturing (LST), 3D printing, etc. In order to fabricate deterministic textures with the desired geometric structures and scales, the innovative texturing technologies are developed and extended. Such texturing technology is an emerging frontier with revolutionary impact in industrial and scientific fields. With the help of the latest fabrication technologies, surface textures are scaling down and more complex deterministic patterns may be fabricated with desired functions, e.g., lotus effect (hydrophobic), gecko feet (adhesive), haptic tactile, etc. The objective of this review is to explore the surface texturing technology and its contributions to the applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-104
Number of pages16
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2016


  • microfabrication
  • surface texturing

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