21 May 2012
Year: 2012
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The most important growth-regulating factor in nature is light. What lies behind it has led to a true technological revolution. Growth induced by light has become the model for generative technologies. Besides the polymerization of organic substances, light has proven to be particularly suitable for the structured growth of inorganic structures. Light provides an ideal and cost-effective tool for production. In manufacturing MEMS we must have the capacity of joining together organic and inorganic substances with their various properties into extremely small spaces. Mechanical, electrical, optic, chemical and biological functions can be joined together with light according to their different functions starting either from a liquid or gaseous state with a precision in the order of nanometers. The question posed by Feymann on 29 December 1959 before the assembly of the American Society of Physics at the California Institute of Technology "Is there a physical procedure for the synthesis of any chemical substance?" has now found its answer. And the answer is yes. The physical processes that play a significant role here range from the separation of molecules induced by focused electromagnetic waves to the two-photon process for photopolymerization in RMPD® processes. - An important prerequisite for the economic exploitation of these processes is a build-up rate adapted to the volumetric build-up, that is to say "the small blocks for small structures and the large blocks for large structures. A factor that is just as important is the compatibility of the physical processes and their application in a batch process. RMPD® technologies have blended together all these principles and offer the opportunity of integrating electronic 3D-CSP components and integrating electrical, optic, biological and chemical functions in RMPD®- multimat. RMPD® (Rapid Micro Product Development) technologies are a tool-less production procedure offering the advantage of manufacturing products as prototypes or in batch with short turnaround times. The RMPD technology family is a generative technology family, i.e. all of the production steps are based on an accumulative productive as opposed to the erosive procedure. The type of production for the manufacturing of 3-D micro-components makes it possible to shorten the development and production cycles and opens up new prospects for mounting and joining technology, since components from any microtechnology sector can be integrated already in the course of the production process. This is applied in particular to 3D-CSP, that is to say 3-0 Chip Size Packaging. In the field of microcomponents fast manufacturing in large numbers of pieces is a prerequisite for the marketability of product and process innovations. RMPD® production technologies offer industries and medium-sized enterprises alike solutions for the cost-effective production of micro-components capable of covering the growing demand for micro-system technology solutions in the most varied sectors all over the world. A particular bottleneck in applying microsystems technology solutions to industrially available products
lies in the mounting and joining technology (MJT). The scope of MJT is to tackle the technological
challenges posed by the system integration of components for microsystems technology and to implement MST in systems. This requires the tackling of complex tasks when it comes to integrating and packaging electronic and non-electronic components together into extremely small spaces - protected against any external environmental influences yet incorporated in the system environment.

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