Masters go by many names; masters, stamps, molds, moulds, templates, shims, tools and stampers. They all describe the same, namely a ‘hard’ master with structures that can be used for replication of components or for making working stamps (that are then used for production of components).
Masters contain micro- and nanostructures that when transferred to a final product will give a specific functionality with a desired performance, irrespective if the final product is of optical, electrical, magnetic, chemical or another character.
Standard, or custom-made, masters are made in either silicon or fused silica. Patterns can thereafter be transferred to different materials, usually nickel, polymers, or hybrid polymers, such as PDMS or ormocers.
Masters and how we can help
We have more than a decade of experience in making masters for replication of micro- and nanostructures. The masters are made in different materials and with different replication processes for the fabrication of functional patterns within many different application areas.
We have a wide portofolio of capabilities to realize masters due to our technical insight and innovation skills. In combination with our activities in five cleanroom around the world, we are able to provide many solutions in replication of micro- and nanostructures.
We make use of various lithography techniques, including Electron Beam Lithography (EBL), Deep UV Lithography (DUV), Laser Writing and etching technologies (RIE, ICP, etching, among others) to define structures according to very precise specifications.
Contact us to get more information about what we can do for you.