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Prototyping

Prototyping is a crucial step in a smart product development process. Testing the technical feasibility and functionality of a product eliminates risks and ensures that the next phase of product development can be entered with confidence.

Prototyping as part of a product development process or as stand-alone

For customers starting a product development process with Micronit, prototyping is part of our project approach. But our prototyping service is also available for stand-alone assignments. Are you working on a new product in glass, silicon or hybrid and have you reached the point of having a prototype designed? Read more.

Whether you need a prototype for a microfluidics consumable or for a MEMS product, we have all our regular capabilities ready to manufacture your prototype.

Prototyping in glass

Our production facility offers:

  • wet etching
  • laser drilling
  • powder blasting
  • thin film metal deposition (metallization)
  • dry film resist
  • bonding

Prototyping in silicon

Make use of our MEMS foundry services, including:

  • dry etching (D)RIE
  • powder blasting
  • coating
  • thin film metal deposition (metallization)
  • vapor deposition (PECVD)
  • permanent photoresist SU8
  • bonding

For hybrid glass/silicon prototypes, together we determine which processing steps are required.

Prototyping in polymer

In principle, we can only produce polymer prototypes as part of a full product development process. Then you can make use of our polymer processing techniques such as hot embossing, milling, 3d printing, coating, and bonding.

We provide prototypes for:

• Optical flow cells

• Cell sorting chips

• Optical lenses

• Micronozzle chips

• Microneedle chips

• Dispensers/ microdosing

• Microfluidics for quantum technologies

• Sensors

How we work

Of course we want to know a thing or two about your product. In addition to the technical specifications (channel shape, geometry, size/depth of the structures), we are curious about what your product should be able to do and how it will be applied. Prototyping is a very important step in the realization of your product. A well-thought-out prototyping approach prevents disappointments and delays in the future!

Would you like to get some more insight into the steps that are taken in a typical prototyping process at Micronit? See this prototyping document.

Ready to start a prototyping process right away? Contact us!