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Unlock Precision and Flexibility: Micro-Milling for Microfluidic Devices

Micro-milling is characterised by its ability to produce precision engineered components for microfluidic applications, making it an excellent choice for rapid prototyping and low-volume production. This flexible process covers a wide range of materials and design requirements, enabling feature sizes down to tens of microns.

Beyond Prototyping

Beyond prototyping, micro milling excels in crafting moulds essential for replication techniques such as hot stamping and injection moulding, further expanding its utility across various manufacturing stages. From idea realization to medium-scale production, micro milling is your partner in iterative design, development, and the creation of complicated 3D forms.

Foto of Micro Milling microfluidic structures in master mold for lab-on-chip production - micronit and microfluidic innovation hub.

Micro Milling

Discover the power of micro-milling for fast and accurate prototype development. Ideal for microfluidic projects, our partner service turns concepts into reality, supporting rapid iterations and design refinement. Use rapid prototyping for efficient, accurate and flexible product development.

Speed Up Innovation with Rapid Prototyping

Microfluidic chip manufactured with micro milling -by microit, a microfluidic innovation hub member.

Micro milling can be applied to a wide range of materials, including polymers, metals, and ceramics, offering flexibility in choosing the most suitable material for specific chemical compatibility, mechanical properties, and optical clarity requirements.

Versatility in Materials

Material selection icon to show broad spectrum of materials capable for lab-on-a-chip micro milling manufacturing at Microfluidics Innovation Hub.

The technique allows for the creation of complex three-dimensional features and geometries that are often required in microfluidic devices. This capability is essential for developing chips with intricate networks of channels and chambers designed for specific functions.

Complex Geometries

Complex geometries icon to demonstrate the spectrum of design for micro milled microfluidic lab-on-a-chip at microfluidic innovation hub.

Micro milling is ideal for rapid prototyping, allowing for quick turnaround from design to physical prototype. This speed supports iterative design processes, enabling researchers and developers to test and refine their microfluidic designs efficiently.

Rapid Prototyping

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Key Benefits of Micro Milling for Microfluidic Chip Replication

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Considerations for Choosing Micro Milling for Microfluidic Chip Production

The surface quality can impact fluid flow and chip performance. Consider whether micro milling can achieve the surface finish required for your application.

Surface Finish

Micro milling is excellent for prototyping and small production runs. If your project requires larger volumes, assess the scalability and cost-effectiveness of using micro milling for production.

Production Volume

Ensure you have access to the necessary technical expertise for micro milling. The complexity of microfluidic chip designs might require specialized knowledge for optimal results.

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