Tecan delivers millions of micro-calibration bars
May 06, 2004
In response to an unusually challenging customer request, UK based microstructure specialist Tecan, has manufactured over two million microscopic calibration bars with sub-micron tolerances, for a leading chemicals manufacturer.
The micro-calibration bars were designed to verify the exact size of particles within new compounds in order to ensure they comply with the standards set by an industry regulator. In addition to being exceptionally small in size and form, it was essential that the parts had sharp square corners, clean edges and consistent high tolerances.
For convenience and safe handling, the entire consignment of two million parts were delivered, suspended in de-ionised water, in a small laboratory jar.
The project represents further tangible evidence of the world-leading capability offered by the company's microstructure division, which produces highly-accurate micro parts at low cost for a wide range of micro applications in electronics, aerospace, medical, optics and micro-engineering.