Oct 2006Veco USA Inc.Request Info
A method for the production of meshes or grids
with a higher aspect ratio has been developed by Stork Veco BV. Its grid results
in higher yields in time-of-flight/mass spectrometry processes. A photoresist combined
with an updated electroforming process has allowed prototypes with an aspect ratio
of 3:1, producing 20-μm bars in a 60-μm-thick mesh. The grid is created
from pure nickel that can withstand vibration and that avoids unwanted material
stress, resulting in a more rigid product with an optional higher open area.