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Compact Roller-based NanoImprinter

Our Desktop R2P NanoImprinter is an ideal tool for prototyping, experimentation and product development.

The Desktop R2P NanoImprinter unit is suitable for small-scale nanoimprint lithography work. This device is ideal for fast prototyping, testing, and characterisation of the property of a structure, which includes work with photo-curable resins and imprinting materials.

The typical applications range from imprinting, lab-on-chip to diffractive optical elements, and other nano-imprinted structures. The Desktop R2P NanoImprinter works within its protected environment.

A Better Solution To Nanoimprint Lithography

Developed by Stensborg’s on-site engineers, the Desktop R2P NanoImprinter is a small and cost-competitive Roll-to-Plate imprinted, compared to traditional nanoimprint tools which still dominate the industry today. This smart technology is the first of its kind; A nanoimprint lithography desktop and Roll-to-Plate (R2P) device.

Our Roll-to-Plate NIL process uses a patented nip imprint process as well as an adjustable imprinting force to minimise material shrinkage while reducing air bubble issues. This nip imprinting process lessens the demand on substrate conformity, providing reduced costs and a higher yield.

Stensborg engineers designed this R2P NanoImprinter with cost-savings in mind, whilst aiming to build a machine with a high-quality output; Quality is not compromised in high volume usage by carrying out regular performance reviews of up to 60 plates/wafers per hour.​

Watch this video where we point out the different advantages, the R2P NanoImprinter provides your R&D department with.

The NanoImprinter Enables An Accelerated Process Cycle

The Desktop R2P NanoImprinter allows fast iterations of the development cycle by testing new designs quickly; therefore, it is the perfect device for prototyping.

 

This device enables the user to experiment and test many imprinting techniques; light-curable resins and processing parameters such as pressure, speed, and light intensity. These examinations are useful for scaling ahead of mass production—the ability to construct prototypes in-house will save time and resources. The Desktop R2P NanoImprinter also permits the development of imprint templates from easy-to-use DIY consumables.

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​A Unique Optical Engine Design Enables
A More Modest Device

The imprinter includes Stensborg’s patented optical engine which provides for long life (395nm) light-emitting diodes (LED) with passive cooling, as well as an optional built-in water cooling feature for extreme exposure demands.

 

We utilise light-emitting diodes in our Optical Engine for the production of higher volumes. This replaced gas discharge tube light engines. The Optical Engine is an essential part of the Desktop R2P NanoImprinter, as it provides the highly focused photonic energy needed to create a fast chemical reaction in our light-curable resins, changing the polymer state from elastic to plastic.

Optical Engine of Stensborg's Desktop R2P Nanoimprinter

Specification of Desktop R2P NanoImprinter

Maximum imprint size: up to 105 x188 mm (WxL), 

Substrate thickness: up to 11 mm

Replication speed: 60 manual replications per hour (speed up to 5m/min)

Speed range 0,1 to 5 m/min.

Optical curing engine: LongLife 395nm LED

Max power: up to 120mJ/cm2 at 5m/min.

Device size and weight: 670x380x320 mm (LxWxH), 26kg

To learn more about the specifications of the Desktop R2P NanoImprinter and to download our brochure, click below.