Injection molding and 3D printing are the standard production technology for plastic parts. However, they are limited to fabricating features and patterns of micron-scale resolution.
Our nanoinjection molding technology can achieve a pattern structure of size smaller than 20 microns and is suitable for mass production. Nanoinjection molding technology combines elements of nanoimprinting with injection molding, to create three-dimensional (3D) free-form plastic products, with a micro and nanometer-scaled patterned surface.
Nanoinjection molding allows the creation of micro and nanometer-scale structures of resolutions as high as 0.5 micron to be molded directly. As a result, additional surface optical and mechanical functionalities can be added to the plastic molded products, for lab-on-a-chip and optical components applications.