Tours

 

Starkey Hearing Technologies

Starkey Hearing Technologies is a world leader in the design, development, and distribution of comprehensive hearing solutions. Using a combination of advanced manufacturing solutions — 3D imaging, 3D digital design, additive manufacturing, lean tools, and more — each Starkey hearing aid is custom made for the user. Participants will see the innovative technology used to manufacture hearing aids driven by software including new wireless devices that allow people to listen to TV and radio like never before.

 

 

The Nanofabrication Center at the University of Minnesota

The Nanofabrication Center, or NFC, is a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to the design, fabrication, and testing of small-scale devices. The center offers tools and expertise to help researchers develop new micro- and nanoscale technologies, such as MEMS, integrated circuits, microsensors, thin film coatings, and micro-optical systems. During the tour of the NFC, participants will don “bunny suits” and enter the clean room facility to see examples of NFC capabilities, including thin film deposition, photolithography, wet and dry etching, and e-beam lithography with state of the art nanoscale resolution. Make the most of the tour by also attending the morning workshop “Introduction to Lithographic Micromachining.” Space is extremely limited for this tour.

 

Make the most of the tour by also attending the morning workshop “Introduction to Lithographic Micromachining.” Space is extremely limited for this tour.

To attend a tour you must also register for one of the following:

 

  • Exhibits Only
  • MicroManufacturing Conference
  • Pre-Conference Workshop