THE ROLL-TO-PLATE METHOD

Roll-to-Plate Nanoimprint Lithography Is An Imprinting Process That Consists Of A Roller Mechanism And A Rigid Surface Plate

The core of our Roll-to-Plate fabrication unit is a transparent cylinder that houses an Optical Engine in the centre – method shown below.

Our NIL imprint template is mounted onto the cylinder to nanopattering the light-curing resin that feeds into the machine. Shortly after the NIL imprint template is in full contact with the resin, the resin will enter the curing stage in the nib. Our approach to Roll-to-Plate is a three-stage process; Contact, Cure and Demould; which all occurs in the nip.

Our Patented Rolling Imprint Method

The Stensborg team has developed an imprinting process called the HoloPrint®. The patented process can be acquired as part of our machinery or implemented within your already existing set-up. It is a scalable process that benefits you no matter at which stage of the development process you find yourself.

A Bespoke Solution to R2P NIL

THE BENEFITS

Our bespoke solution requires less imprinting force in comparison to wafer moulding/Plate-to-Plate (P2P NIL) due to the smaller nip contact area (specific to Stensborg’s bespoke solution). A nip imprint approach reduces issues concerning trapped air bubbles and can have a built-in compensation for variation of material thickness, which improves replication uniformity.

Read more about the advantages of the R2P NIL process by downloading
the infographic below.

Desktop R2P nanoImprinter

The Roll-to-Plate process and light-based curing method are both used in the Stensborg Desktop R2P NanoImprinter; a patented Optical Engine light-curing source located inside the
nanoimprint roller.

How Can You Benefit From Introducing The Desktop R2P NanoImprinter?

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