Big breakthroughs in technology can hinge on the smallest of details. Consumer electronics, medical devices, industrial equipment, and other technologies are advancing at incredible pace with new features and functionality every year. Some of the biggest leaps in technology could come from new materials, which enable smaller, faster, and high performance components. Manufacturers are demanding precisely structured glass wafers to drive new applications in sensor, battery, and diagnostic technology.
No more trade-offs
Standard techniques for structuring glass wafers have reached their limits in terms of material tolerances due to manufacturing capabilities. Besides, structuring glass is always a trade-off: customers can either focus on low cost, flexibility or tight tolerances. There has not been a gold standard to combine these three customers‘ trade-offs in a beneficial equilibrium.
More precise than ever before: FLEXINITY® offers an outstanding level of geometrical flexibility and tightest structure tolerances, at an appropriate cost level.
Changing the game
New breakthroughs in wafer structuring will allow for smaller electronic wafers, sensors, and batteries to give designers and manufacturers more freedom in creating products and integrating components.
A new way to structure glass – click to learn more
SCHOTT research and development teams came together to explore how to improve glass structuring. Three experts from different parts of the company drove their vision of glass-made design freedom.
“Our products are playing an important role in high-tech electronic and optoelectronic industries. Within our portfolio, structured glass is a key enabler for various technologies.” Matthias Jotz, Global Product Management Semicon, Imaging & Sensing – SCHOTT Home Tech
“With our glass structuring portfolio FLEXINITY® we contribute to the realization of our customers’ product roadmaps. We are acting as a partner – scaling up design ideas to mass production scenarios.” Dr. Ulrich Peuchert, Global Business Development & Product Manager, SCHOTT Special Flat Glass & Wafer
“The great thing about our technology is, that it gives you design freedom and freedom of choice regarding glass types.” Fabian Wagner, Post-Processing Specialist, SCHOTT Research & Development
“Further development of FLEXINITY® requires a smooth interaction of worldwide colleagues, representing material & process know-how and business development. Only together we can create the best solution for our customers.“ Dr. Markus Heiß-Chouquet, Material Scientist, SCHOTT Technical Services
Let’s define the future of structured glass together.