Applying nano to mega
Micro- and nanostructures applied onto very large areas in high volume.
From small to tiny, from micro to nano
Next to optical effects, micro- and nanostructures can affect many other properties, for example the way a surface feels, how a water droplet runs off it or how air flows over it.
- Pyramids, cones
- Lenses, lenticulars
- Fresnel lenses
- Diffractive nano textures
- One dimensional and two dimensional gratings
- Moth-eye textures
- Anti-Reflection (AR) textures
Images of our micro- and nanostructures
From one to many copies
We start with a master with your structure. Often these master shims or molds are made from nickel, but we can also work from other metals or even polymers. With this master we can start a duplication process with different generations.
Depending on polarity (inverse or not), requested markers or edge lines we can choose to use positive or negative copies from a suitable generation to make the flex stamps to be used in our roll-to-plate process. In any case, it only takes one master to end up with many flex stamps. In turn, each flex stamp can be used many times (>1000x) to make structured products.
Making a master: from small to large area
Your nano- or microstructures are originated on a master (the original). If you do not have your own master, Morphotonics has a network of partners who can originate any of these structures according to your requirements with techniques like laser interference lithography, laser writing, laser ablation or diamond cutting. Morphotonics also has a library with micro- and nanopatterns. Perhaps we already have the structure you are looking for.
If this master does not have the size suitable for your application, Morphotonics can help to scale it up to large sizes. By UV-tiling parts with your desired and optimized structure together, the patterned surface can be increased up to 1*2 m2.
Micro- and nanostructures can enhance the photonic properties of a surface. We develop and apply a large range of micro- and nanostructures for all kinds of applications.
We create stamps for the roll-to-plate imprinting process. The flex stamp is used as a masterfilm and rolled into the resin to fabricate the patterned product.