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How Hot Embossing Works

Hot embossing is a sophisticated manufacturing technique that mechanically displaces thermoplastic polymers by pressing a structured mold into a heated polymer substrate. As the polymer softens under heat, the microscale features of the mold are imprinted into the surface, creating intricate channels and structures vital for microfluidic applications.

Technical Advantages

Hot embossing excels in manufacturing micro components, offering a cost-effective and timely solution. This technique outperforms alternatives like micromilling by producing smaller, smoother microstructures in polymer substrates, ideal for medium-volume production.

Hot Embossing

MIH aids in refining your microfluidic designs for hot embossing, facilitating the bulk manufacturing of your product. We ensure your designs are optimized for efficient, large-scale production.

Scale Your Vision

High reproducibility with tight tolerances, allowing for consistent quality in mass production.

Excellent Reproducibility

Hot embossing is compatible with a wide range of thermoplastic materials, including COP/COC, PMMA, PC, and more, providing versatility and flexibility in material selection.

Material Compatibility

Hot embossing achieves micrometer to sub-micrometer precision, enabling the creation of highly detailed microfluidic channels and structures.

High Precision & Feature Size

Key Benefits of Hot Embossing