Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 9, 2005--Jenoptik
Mikrotechnik GmbH, the industry pioneer in the
design and fabrication of hot embossing tools,
has announced here at Nanotech 2005 the introduction
of its HEX Series of hot embossing equipment. These
systems provide the user with maximum flexibility
in the high precision molding of polymer parts
which contain features in the micro and nano dimension
domain including those with high aspect ratios. The HEX Series systems introduced
provide solutions from R&D applications to highly automated/high throughput
applications. Current popular applications of these tools include optical gratings
and microfluidic chips for biomedical applications.
The diversity of the HEX Series product line allows
the user to select the proper tool for their budget
and application. The HEX Series has been designed
and formulated to be expandable and easily updated
due to its powerful and flexible operational software.
Engineered to meet a wide variety of applications,
the systems offer a wide range of selectable parameters
including applied force, temperature and chamber
vacuum pressure that can be programmed as a function
of time easily and conveniently. This results in
optimum device performance, high yield, high repeatability
and maximum throughput of manufactured devices. All
systems enable typical feature size from several
micrometers to less than 50 nanometers.
The HEX 01 System was designed specifically for
research labs, university and small-scale production
requirements. It provides flexibility and rugged
design at low cost.
HEX 02 System incorporates a wider process range
and includes automation capability that makes it
ideally suitable for pilot production and R&D
The HEX 03 System offers unequalled process range,
throughput and is fully automated. In-situ auto alignment
enables large volume production and versatility for
advanced product development at the nanometer scale.
Johannes Froehling, Jenoptik Mikrotechnik's Director
of Marketing and Sales, said, "Jenoptik
is the acknowledged pioneer in hot embossing and
our HEX Series of tools offers a wide range of performance
and automation capabilities to best match the customers'
requirements. Of significant interest is our unique
and proprietary Active De-Embossing Technology which
provides the user with a smooth and gentle separation
of the substrate and the mold resulting in parts
of exceptional uniformity and minimum induced stress
which translates into high yield. In addition, our
ability to provide equipment which can provide up
to 200kN of press force enables the optimum form
fill factor for the part resulting in a higher precision
part which also increases product quality and yield."
The price for Jenoptik Mikrotechnik's HEX Series
of Hot Embossing Tools starts at $200,000 US.
For more information, please contact Mr. Steve Wisloski
at Jenoptik Mikrotechnik US at 802-879-6480 ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
or Mr. Johannes Froehling at Jenoptik Mikrotechnik
Germany at 49-3641-65-3338 ( email@example.com ).
About Jenoptik Mikrotechnik GmbH:
Mikrotechnik Gmbh is the technology leader in the
field of Hot Embossing for the manufacture of micro-fluidic
and micro-optical devices. The company located
in Jena, Germany, was founded in 1996 and is a
100% owned subsidiary of Jenoptik Laser and Optik
Systems GmbH. Jenoptik Mikrotechnik has installed
more than 50 Hot Embossing Systems in leading R&D
institutes, universities and MEMS companies in Japan,
USA and Europe. The technical portfolio consists
of Hot Embossing Equipment, LIGA-Scanners, Monochromators,
EUV Monitoring systems and Technology Services.
For more information about Jenoptik Mikrotechnik
and its products and services, please visit www.jo-mikrotechnik.com .
Note: Detailed data sheets and graphic images
of the HEX-01, HEX-02 and HEX-03 are available on
the Jenoptic Mikrotechnik website...www.jo-mikrotechnik.com .