Micro Manufacturing Conference & Exhibits

Technology Highlights Theater

Find the latest solutions available from industry leaders by attending one of the many sessions at the Technology Highlights Theater on the show floor. Several exhibitors will provide quick updates on the latest technology available throughout the show. The Technology Highlights Theater is open to ALL event participants. Plan your schedule to make sure you attend these valuable information programs.

Theater Hours

Wednesday, March 28
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 29
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Theater Schedule

A timed-schedule of the Technology Highlights Theater presentations will be available on-site.

Applications of a High Precision Non-contact Surface Profiler Using Coherence Correlation Interferometry
Coherence Correlation Interferometry is technology behind the next generation of optical profiler. This technique eliminates the need to choose a measurement mode, all surfaces and materials can be measured using one mode. This technique can also be extended to include thin film measurements down to 50 nm.
Chris Orsulak, Ametek Taylor Hobson

Robust and Scalable Processes for the Production of Functional Components Integral to Microfluidic Devices
We have developed a modular and readily customized flexible manufacturing process for routine production of complex microfluidic devices for point-of-care and sample-to-answer applications. A test design that meters, mixes and pumps fluid reproducibly using our modular, flex fabrication approach will be presented.
Leanna Levine, ALine

Micro Formed Parts
Deringer-Ney’s (NDI) focus on cold forming small contacts has been extended to smaller parts, secondary operations, and multi die forming for wire diameters below .250 microns. Custom equipment has been utilized for diameters below 125 microns. DNI also offers micro-machining, micro stamping, micro molding, and various secondary operations.
Bruce Quimby, Deringer-Ney

How Electronic Miniaturization is Helping Advanced Medical Devices
Chip-on-Board and Flip-Chip technology are processes that reduce size and increase reliability. Today’s devices must incorporate numerous miniature surface mounted devices utilizing 0201 (.02 in x .01 in) and 01005 (0.01 in x 0.005 in) sized components. The application of these technologies will be illustrated using examples of medical implants and other product with highly sensitive applications.
George Diehl, Valtronic

The Five Myths of Micro-Molding
This presentation will help those designing parts for micro-molding. There is some confusion in the marketplace about what exactly can be done with this technology. This brief presentation will dispel five common myths when it comes to designing parts for micro molding.
Aaron Johnson, Accumold

Beyond Micro-EDM
SmalTec will highlight the flexibility of the EM203 micro machining platformand discuss the variety of processes that can be carried out on one platform. The process will include high speed micro machining, micro-EDM, micro polishing and micro metrology.
Jerry Mraz, SmalTec

Path to Commercialization: Lab Scale to Mass Production; Commercialization of Nano Scale Solutions
The rapidly evolving and multi disciplinary world of nano technology is challenging the limits of conventional plastics injection molding. Several breakthroughs in part design, simulation, tool fabrication, material science and advanced manufacturing have converged to offer high volume cost effective and robust manufacturing solutions for nano scale technology.
Michael Williams, Nypro