Veco provides great value in all kinds of industries, ranging from automotive to digital printing. Below are examples of proven solutions in Semicon and Medical
Proven solution in the Semicon industry: test contactor
Multitest is the world’s leading manufacturer of test equipment for semiconductor’s integrated circuits. It is a trusted partner that the world’s most renowned semiconductor manufacturers work with. Veco has been working with Multitest since 2010 and helped them along the way to become the international leader in the industry.
In semiconductor testing equipment, test contactors are of essential importance. They are used to determine the performance of electrical devices like micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), sensors, microcontrollers, and integrated circuits. The challenge of the industry lies in improving testing efficiency and profitability. Sharing Multitest’s vision, Veco has been working together with Multitest to co-develop the solution to make a difference, applying an experimental approach. Instead of a traditional supplier/manufacturer relationship, Multitest and Veco work hand-in-hand every step of the way. This also guarantees Multitest a tailored solution that is based on their specific demands and requirements. Innovative next generation solutions are achieved, with our Electroforming technology and newly developed HR nickel, which considerably improve the testing efficiency and reliability.
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Proven solution in the Medical industry: nebulizer aperture plate
In state of the art aerosol drug delivery system enabled by Vibrating Mesh Technology, Veco’s nebulizer aperture plate (mesh) releases millions of micron sized droplets per second through its unique geometry.
The key to the Vibrating Mesh Technology which re-defined respiratory treatment is the aperture plate surrounded by a vibrational element (shown below).
The electroformed aperture plate is just 5 mm in diameter and perforated with 1000 precision formed tapered holes. It vibrates 128,000 times per second, creating a mini pump that produces a fine particle mist of uniform size droplets, each between 1 and 5 micron in diameter, an ideal particle size for deep lung penetration. Clinical study has shown that this results in deposition rates far greater than that can be achieved by conventional nebulization.
As the development of drug delivery technologies, the industry sees an increasing demand for nebulizer nozzle plates of higher precision and quality level. Electroforming as an additive manufacturing process highly suitable for miniature structure meets this demand perfectly due to the following features:
- Highly uniform orifice holes can be formed as small as 1 micron;
- Flexible hole geometry, any complex hole pattern or shape possible;
- Ultra-precision and extreme accuracy;
- Capable with bio-compatible materials;
- Flexible and economic tooling and prototyping.
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