Currently, MEMS testing basically comes in two flavors: highly automated but tailored to a very specific device that’s manufactured in high volumes, and, essentially, manual inspection for everything else. A consortium of ‘neighboring’ companies and research institutes aims to bridge that gap by developing an all-electric, universal MEMS testing solution suitable for all volumes.
As part of an NWO-supported public-private collaboration, measurement equipment specialists Bronkhorst and Krohne teamed up with the technical universities of Delft and Twente to bring flow meters into the next generation. Their goal: to develop new and innovative meters that could provide real-time insight and analytics of flowing media, all without having to interrupt the flow.
De Universiteit Twente, Saxion en de vier mkb’ers Bronkhorst, Micronit, Smarttip en U-Needle zetten zich in voor een microfluïdica-ecosysteem in Twente.