Islam, Aminul2; Hansen, Hans Nørgaard2; Risager, Flemming4; Tang, P.T.5
1 Department of Management Engineering, Technical University of Denmark2 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark3 Manufacturing Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark4 SONION Roskilde A/S5 Institute for Product Development
The trend towards miniaturization is ever going in the hearing aid industry. The Moulded Interconnect Device (MID) technology can offer the unique possibility to reduce the size of the hearing aids by combining electrical and mechanical functions in the same components. On the other hand, one of the main concerns for MIDs in hearing aids is the corrosion of metal tracks. This paper investigates the corrosion of the MID parts based on different base materials, layer thickness and mechanical wear of the MIDs. The results presented in the paper will be useful for designing MIDs in hearing aids and other electro-mechanical applications.