1: Injection mold insert with various WEDM features and wear-resistant coating
2: SEM-image of photoresist test-pattern with excellent vertical sidewalls and high aspect ratio.
3: SEM-image of photoresist-pattern with azimutal sectors
4: SEM-image of photoresist-pattern with drafted sidewalls
5: SEM-image of photoresist-feature with drafted sidewalls
6: Set of injection mould inserts for microfluidic-replication
7: Close-up of pattern-inverted microfluidic-channels in Nickel-insert
8: Hot-embossing stamp with complex microfluidic layout
9: Inspection of a hot-embossing stamp with sub-micron feature arrays
10: Ready-to-mount hot-embossing stamp with sub-micron feature arrays
11: SEM-image of 70nm dot-array on a Nickel-shim (SEM courtesy of Eulitha AG)
12: Injection mould with an array of cylinder-lens devices. Additional tooling.
13: Wafer after Ni-electroforming of watch-components. Next step:lapping/polishing.
14: Surface-scan (White-light interferometry) of Ni/steel-hybrid injection mold.
15: Contact-angle analysis after surface-treatment with anti-sticking coating on Ni-shim.
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