Thin-Film Pattern Formation & Etching

Processing techniques enabling thin-film varieties and etching patterns

Overview

We will carry out pattern formation processing on all metallic and ITO films for each substrate variety (Polyimide, PET, PEN, etc.), glass, and silicon substrate.
By combining the thin-film coating technology we've accumulated with etching techniques, we can create thin films in a wide variety of forms and etching patterns, including those previously unimaginable.
By making fine adjustments to the conditions of coating and pattern formation, we have coated and created patterns on substrates as thin as 7.5 μm. We can perform not only coating, but also carry out processing with pattern formation only.

Features & Strengths

Point1 A diverse range of film forms and etching patterns

Point2 Consistency of film coating and pattern formation during manufacturing

Point3 We have coated and created patterns on substrates as thin as 7.5 μm

Point4 Processing with pattern formation only also available

Applications


Self detection kit

Self detection kits that are useful for in-house medical and healthcare

View more applications

Specifications

Processing examples

  • PET Film/Cu(L:5μm)
  • Example of pattern processing with aluminum alloy laminated film (Image from observation of SEM cross section)

Pattern formation processing specifications

Substrate materials Glass, silicon wafer, and many varieties of film
Work size *1 10 x 10 mm - 220 x 220 mm, up to 8 inchesφ
Minimum stroke width *2 5μm
Stroke width precision 0.5μm or under (precision at time of exposure)
Alignment precision 1μm or under (requires alignment marks)
Target materials *3 ITO, Al, Al alloys, Ag, Au, APC, Cr, Cu, Cu alloys, Ni, Ni alloys, Mo, Mo alloys, FTO, etc.

*1Please consult with us regarding irregular shapes or other sizes.

*2Please consult with us regarding sizes under 5μm.

*3We possess other thin film materials, as well. Thin film pattern formation is also possible. Please consult with us first.

We can explore specifications other than those above. Please consult with us first.

Contact us-to-Delivery Process

When outsourcing of thin-film coatings to substrates provided by customers

Below is an example of contact us-to-delivery process when outsourcing of thin-film coatings to substrate materials provided by customers. Whether you need a single item prototype or mass production, trust Geomatec to provide high-quality, high-performance thin-film coatings.

  • Step1Contact Us

    For detailed questions regarding our products and solutions, order numbers and specifications, delivery times and budget, areas where delivery is possible, or for any other questions about how we can assist with your objectives and ideas, please feel free to contact us.

  • Step2Discovery & Technical meetings

    After inquiring about the details of your request, we will propose the plan that best allows us to meet your objectives. Of course, Geomatec engineers will collaborate with all kinds of manufacturers, as necessary, to support the creation of a product that meets your standards.

  • Step3Estimates

    We will quote based on the specifications defined in the discovery & technical meetings.
    Please rest assured that information on the intended applications of your product, personal information, or other confidential information we receive will be monitored under a strict information security system.

  • Step4Prototypes & Samples

    We will produce prototypes and samples as required.
    In addition, if you are also considering mass production at some point in the future, we can process your prototype on the same machinery that will be used for mass production, ensuring a smooth transition into the mass production stage and identical quality and features as those seen in the prototype.

  • Step5Thin-film manufacturing (procurement, coating and post process)

    We will apply thin films to substrate materials provided by customers and carry out high-quality, stable manufacturing and processing in a class 100 to 1,000 clean room (as defined in Federal Standard 209D).

  • Step6Quality inspection & Shipping preparation

    We conduct quality inspections of all the products we provide our customers and provide packing according to strict standards.
    Geomatec has acquired certification for its QMS (ISO9001: quality management system) and endeavors to provide safe and stable delivery of high-quality products.

  • Step7Delivery

    We will reliably deliver our products to any location, by any method, and on any day you specify.

    *We offer a flexible range of options other than the above, including in-house consultation on site at customers' factories.

When outsourcing of substrate material procurement and post coating process, in addition to thin-film coating

The following is an example of contact us-to-delivery process when outsourcing of substrate material procurement and post coating process, in addition to thin-film coating. Geomatec will control all steps of the process.

  • Step1Contact Us

    For detailed questions regarding our products and solutions, order numbers and specifications, delivery times and budget, areas where delivery is possible, or for any other questions about how we can assist with your objectives and ideas, please feel free to contact us.

  • Step2Discovery & Technical meetings

    After inquiring about the details of your request, we will propose the plan that best allows us to meet your objectives. Of course, Geomatec engineers will collaborate with all kinds of manufacturers, as necessary, to support the creation of a product that meets your standards.

  • Step3Estimates

    We will quote based on the specifications defined in the discovery & technical meetings.
    Please rest assured that information on the intended applications of your product, personal information, or other confidential information we receive will be monitored under a strict information security system.

  • Step4Prototypes & Samples

    We will produce prototypes and samples as required.
    In addition, if you are also considering mass production at some point in the future, we can process your prototype on the same machinery that will be used for mass production, ensuring a smooth transition into the mass production stage and identical quality and features as those seen in the prototype.

  • Step5Substrate material procurement

    Geomatec will procure glass and film substrates from our trusted supply chain, built over several decades of business.

  • Step6Thin-film coating

    We will coat your products with the high-performance thin films necessary to achieve your desired functions.
    Our class 100 to 1,000 clean room (as defined in Federal Standard 209D) ensures high quality, stable production.

  • Step7Post coating process

    We handle post coating process for thin film, including surface splicing of glass and frame printing.

  • Step8Quality inspection & Shipping preparation

    We conduct quality inspections of all the products we provide our customers and provide packing according to strict standards.
    Geomatec has acquired certification for its QMS (ISO9001: quality management system) and endeavors to provide safe and stable delivery of high-quality products.

  • Step9Delivery

    We will reliably deliver our products to any location, by any method, and on any day you specify.

    *We offer a flexible range of options other than the above, including in-house consultation on site at customers' factories.

Inquiries & Requests for Materials

Please feel free to contact us for more details.

  • Detailed specifications and data
  • Prices and Quotes
  • Delivery Confirmation
  • Customization
  • Sample and Prototype Production
  • Other
Contact Us

Small Lots & Samples

Small lots and sample items can be purchased via the online store.

Online Store

Products & Solutions