Maximum Flexibility! - where can we support you? 

As a customer you decide individually, on which part of the way to the optimal product the versatile team of Bartels microEngineering can guide and accompany you. On the whole way, from the first idea of MST components to their serial production, or only on single sections.

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  • Check Open or Close

    You want to find out what general possibilities MST opens up for your products?

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    Bartels microEngineering analyses your products' potential for MST development, evaluates given ideas for innovation and shows alternatives. This consulting service gives you a first impression of the world of MST and the many opportunities going along with it.

    The MST and you

    If you are working in the medical technologies industry, in life sciences or in any other sector in which the dosing of fluids plays an important role, you are probably already aware of the basic possibilites that for example microfluidics provide. But even if your company does not belong to one of these classic MST applying branches, a close look at the great potential of these small components surely is worthwhile.

    Because pivotal goals of product innovation can be achieved by the intelligent integration of MST components:

    Increasing the range of a product's features and functionalities by the integration of additional functional elements

    The essence of a product is its functionality. The more functions your products provide and the more sophisticated these functions are, the more arguments will be on your side when customers make their purchase decision.

    The MST allows for the integration of numerous elements in small spaces and thus can often generate attractive additional functions and uses - leaving the size and outer shape of your product untouched. In that way, the use of MST can significantly improve established products without depriving them of their familiar character.

    The invention of completely new products, that broaden your company's portfolio and open up new markets, of course is possible as well. The developers of Bartels microEngineering never restrict their creativity to a narrowly limited area, when working on an idea. Instead, they often create approaches for new, extraordinary inventions. Intensively checked for feasability and carefully transferred into a development process, such visions can grow and ripen to become trend-setting innovations.

    Miniaturizing products by the use of components requiring a minimum of space.

    A decisive trend of product innovation points into the direction of micro dimensions: Ever smaller, more mobile and more flexible is what technical devices and other products are supposed to be. It is plain to see, that reliable components with minimal dimensions stand for most important competitive advantages in this context.

    Bartels microEngineering as an experienced service-provider for various industries will always generate development results that meet even the highest requirements. If for example a functional element is to be transferred into smaller dimensions for the next product generation, we are the right partner for the job.

    Increasing efficiency by saving energy and materials.

    Economic use of ressources and efficiency are two arguments, that become more and more important for a product's attractivity. The chance to make your products more cost-effective and at the same time more ecological is another good reason to seriously consider the use of MST components.

     

  • Impulse Open or Close

    Your are searching for an ingenious idea to initiate the next product generation or the development of a new market?

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    Bartels microEngineering gives you new creative impulses, re-thinks your products and shows the enhancements possible with MST solutions. In this creative process, free lateral thinking and ambitious visions are always backed up by well-founded research about market potentials and feasibility. This way of working creatively and at the same time strictly oriented by economic requirements is made possible by a unique combination of longtime experience and broad MST competence.

    The MST and the ideas

    Wouldn't it be convenient, if.... ?
    Why exactly is there no device that can ... ?
    Couldn't one also use this device in order to... ?

    All questions starting this way or likewise fuel the inventive creativity of our developers. Because especially when additional product functions are to be realized, MST exhibits a great potential. Starting from the given status quo the creative minds of Bartels microEngineering systematically search for MST-based improvements, enhancements and innovations for your products.

    You know your markets best, we are familiar with the technological opportunities offered by MST. Out of this data and innovative, uses-oriented ideas we - together with you - elaborate a realistic perspective for your optimal product. By the end of the impulse phase you know exactly, what you want and can define a list of concrete requirements for the conceptional phase.

  • Concept Open or Close

     You have that good idea?

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    Bartels microEngineering picks up a product idea conceived by you or in collaboration with us and elaborates a complete conception of all desired MST components. Detailled CAD-models, the selection of required subcomponents and the respective suppliers, the definition of all upcoming steps in the development process and the construction of a provisional sample will be results of this step.
    A highly qualified team consisting of engineers from different disciplines and specialized microtechnologists exclusively deidicates its work to your project. Feasibility, costs and time of course always remain in focus.


    The MST and its Creators

    The term microsystems technology already hints at the complexity of the field named by it: The systems referred to are composed of functional elements from many different technological disciplines. In order to implement this complex technology into the contexts of various branches, a development service provider needs highly qualified employees with a broad spectrum of specializations.

    In the team of Bartels microEngineering you will find engineers and natural scientists of versatile disciplines, all focussing their different backgrounds of knowledge to micro systems technology. Next to microtechnology engineers the spectrum reaches from physicists and chemists with doctor's degrees to electrical engineers, engineers of mechatronics and mechanical engineering and physics engineers with a specialization in laser technologies.

    These engineers are being supported by specially trained microtechnologists who make valuable contributions to all development steps with their knowledge and their praxis-oriented view. In this way every project team can look at every challenge from more than only one prespective and eleborate a comprehensive analysis of every problem to be solved.

    The multi-faceted team of Bartels microEngineering thus corresponds to the multi-faceted complexity of micro systems technology itself. Working together and crossing the limits of their respective disciplines, the creative minds will always find the optimal solution - for your optimal product.

  • Prototyping Open or Close

     

    The specifications for an MST solution for your optimal product have already been defined and the concept has been developed?

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    Bartels microEngineering runs the complete development process up to the working prototype. Design and re-design, tests and simulations finally lead to fully operationable exemplars of the developed components, meeting all your requirements.

    Progress reoprts at regular intervals and the close cooperation with your personal contact at Bartels microEngineering grant you a complete overview over your project's status at any time. If you wish the specifications to be changed or other adjustments to be made, the project team will always react flexibly.

    The MST and its safe realization

    An approved procedure of inhouse rapid prototyping and substantial technical ressources enable Bartels microEngineering to run complete development processes fast and in a cost-efficient way. The surpassing laser equipment for the realization of finest structures and a purposively composed machinery distinguish the company as an excellent partner for the step of prototyping.

    Due to the in-house and independent prototyping, the involvement of further external partners can be avoided in this sensitive phase of a project. At the same time we always strive for patent protection of MST solutions as soon as possible during any development project in order to warrant the exclusive rights for our customers. Many years of experience in the sometimes intransparent field of patent law as well as an extensive pool of our own patents and patent applications contribute to Bartels microEngineering's competence in this section of the way to the optimal product.

  • Production Open or Close

    The MST component of your optimal product has been fully developed and now is to be transferred into serial production? 

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    Technically mature MST solutions will be transferred into serial production for you by Bartels microEngineering. The required proecesses of production and assembly are being designed strictly following economic directives, perfected and finally realized inhouse at Bartels Mikrotechnik or by reliable external partners. Small series and custom products are possible just as well as large serial productions with quantities of a million units or more.

    The MST and its serial production

    In the field of production Bartels microEngineering benefits clearly from the expierences in its sister business sector Bartels microComponents. Outstandingly cost-effective and efficient production processes for micro components are constantly being enhanced and brought to perfection there.

    Designing injection molding plastics, optimizing procedures of gluing and bonding and the automization of micro components assembly are only some of the tasks and challenges regularly dealt with.

    In case your requested production exceeds our inhouse capacities, Bartels microEngineering can rely on an approved network of external partners to subcontract for the complete production. Even in this case our customers thus do not have to give the components of their latest products into the hands of strangers: The production partners Bartels microEngineering works with all have proven their competence and trustability in several cooperations and stand for reliable performance and output.

    Gleiches gilt für die Lieferanten aller Materialien und Bauteile für Ihre MST-Komponenten. Bartels microEngineering kennt den Markt und bezieht die Produkte der besten Hersteller bei den zuverlässigsten Händlern.

    The same is true for the suppliers of all materials and subcomponents of your MST components. Bartels microEnginering is familiar with the market and only purchases the best manufacturers' products from the most reliable dealers.

    If you wish to integrate the production of your new MST products into your own production routines, Bartels microEngineering will of course support you in all necessary steps of integration.