There is a need for faster and less expensive techniques to produce microstructures in PDMS, PMMA and other materials. SU-8 Series micro molds and stamps are being used for this purpose. Using photolithography, a design can easily be defined on a silicon wafer creating a mold quickly and easily. A typical application is microfluidic components and systems. Devices can be fabricated rapidly to move from research, to prototyping, and eventually to large-scale production.
Advantages of SU-8 and KMPR® UV fabricated micro molds
- Low cost fabrication
- Possibility to superimpose several levels
- High photoresist thickness
- Simple coating > 100 µm
- Multiple coatings > several hundred µm
- Rapid proto-typing