Polymers are commonly used in medical and biotech devices (e.g. for catheters, meshes, filters, membranes, microchannels) and in the microelectronic and sensor industries for insulating layers in multi-level devices. In all these cases, the high precision required has to be matched to high quality (i.e. lack of damage and burrs, no melting, high reproducibility). Other high precision uses of polymers include their use as deposition masks for the production of high-resolution features such as micro-electrodes.
LML can machine all common engineering polymers, the most common ones being polyimide (PI), polycarbonate (PC) and polyester (PET). Other polymers include Nylon, PMMA, PTFE, SU8, acrylics and photoresists.
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