Micro & Nano Fabrication at the Nano Research Facility

Micro/Nano Fabrication

KUGLER MICROGANTRY NANO5X

Kugler 5-axis Milling machine at the NRF at DCU
Centrifugal microfluidic disc milled on Kugler

The Kugler 5-axis Milling machine is a high-precision multi-axis micromachining instrument that can perform milling/cutting and structuring with nanometer precision. It uses aerostatic bearings in the X/Y stage to achieve high precision and minimum roughness. 

  • Accuracy: <± 1µm 
  • Positioning error: <± 0.5µm 
  • Axis run-out: <± 0.15µm 
  • Acceleration: 10m/s2 
  • Travel Speed: 0 – 12,000 mm/min
 

Prices:

Academic:  €23/hr

Industry:     On Request

Contact:

Admin: research.facilities@dcu.ie

Technical: lorcan.kent@dcu.ie


ROLAND MDX-40A Milling MACHINE

The Roland MDX-40A CNC machine combines the advanced capabilities of subtractive prototyping with the ease-of-use of a benchtop CNC mill to provide a powerful 3D milling device. It will produce highly accurate microfluidic and prototype devices from a wide variety of materials with greater precision and excellent surface finish. 

  • X, Y, and Z strokes: 305mm (X) x 305mm (Y) x 105mm (Z) 
  • Distance from spindle tip to table: 123 mm (Max) 
  • Table size: 305mm (W) x 305mm (D) 
  • Loadable workpiece weight: 4 kg 
  • Feed rate: 0.1 to 50 mm/sec 
  • Z-axis: 0.1 to 30 mm/sec 
  • Mechanical resolution: 00.002 mm/step 
  • Spindle rotation: 4500 to 15000 rpm

Prices:

Academic:  €5/hr

Industry:    On Request

Contact:

Admin: research.facilities@dcu.ie

Technical: lorcan.kent@dcu.ie

Roland MDX-40A CNC machine at the NRF

EPILOG ZING LASERS AND GRAPHTEC CUTTERS

The Epilog Zing16 can be used for patterning of various polymer substrates on a micron scale. The Graphtec CE6000-40 plotter-cutter is used for micro fabrication, nano fabrication, and precision cutting of pressure sensitive adhesive used in device bonding. 

Prices:

Academic:  €5/hr

Industry:     On Request

Contact:

Admin: research.facilities@dcu.ie

Technical: lorcan.kent@dcu.ie