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NanoFoil® X and Y Dimensions

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  • The easiest way to have NanoFoil® parts customized for your NanoBond® application is to let us cut them for you.

    There are many ways to trim the foil, each method has advantages and disadvantages. Let’s compare them:

    Hand Cut:

    • Pros: Very simple (use a glass cutter), inexpensive
    • Cons: Roughest edges, lowest dimensional accuracy


    Laser Cut:

    • Pros: Highest dimensional accuracy, smooth edges, flexible manufacturing
    • Cons: Highest cost


    Die Cut:

    • Pros: Lowest cost in high volume
    • Cons: Specialized tooling is required, not practical for most prototyping


    Chemical Etching:

    • Pros: Good compromise between cost and accuracy
    • Cons: Still developmental as of late 2012


    We can help you determine the best fit for you application:


    *This post is part of the NanoBond® Process series

    Authored by previous Indium Application Manager Jim Hisert