Manufacturing Technology

Application-specific product developments generally finalize in the manufacturing of demonstration models or prototypes. The transition to market introduction requires a refinement of these achieved results.

This is exactly where the working group of Manufacturing Technology comes in to offer the customer support on the way to market introduction of a product. This can apply to either newly developed or existing sensors.

In order to cover the widest possible bandwidth in this area, we offer the following services:

  • development and optimization of production processes
  • development and realization of production equipment
  • manufacturing of prototypes and pilot series in accordance with ISO 9001 and 13485
  • quality assurance
  • advice and support in sensor production technology.

These services can be applied to a wide range of sensors from industry, medicine or sonar. Possible examples include:

  • ultrasound transducers for fluids (e. g. flow measurement, level measurement)
  • ultrasound transducers (e. g., distance measurement, material analysis, wind measurement)
  • ultrasound transducers for sonar applications 
  • 1-3 piezocomposites up to 10 MHz

Particular mention should be the competence in the production of piezocomposites. Special production processes coordinated in terms of equipment and parameters serve as the foundation and can be adapted and optimized for customer-specific applications.

The close structural connection with product development offers direct communication paths and thus represents a special advantage of the working group of manufacturing technology.

Our Offer

Biomedical Ultrasound

Medical Arrays

Scalable processes and flexible printed circuit boards enable manufacturing of acoustic blocks for medical linear, curved, phased or matrix arrays.

The choice of active materials ranges from high efficiency piezo ceramics over single crystal to piezocomposites. 

Biomedical Ultrasound

Piezocomposites made to measure

Customer specific piezo composites serve as base material for high sensitivity ultrasound probes in the frequency range up to 10 MHz.

The proper selection of active piezo material and polymer filler and optimisation of geometric parameters like pitch and kerf allow manufacturing of tailored products with outstanding performance. 

Biomedical Ultrasound

From Development to Series Production

Our ISO 13485 certified production technology ensures product design ready to manufacture offering a ‘one stop solution’ from development to series production at the customer’s site.

Biomedical Ultrasound

Prototype and Pilot Series

We offer manufacturing of prototype and pilot series as well as the development and technology transfer for production of medical probes compliant with ISO 13485. We develop processes and equipment for production of new products and for redesign.

Biomedical Ultrasound

Process Analysis

Manufacturing, up-scaling and series production of ultrasound probes involve complex materials and processes. 

We offer based on our know-how and expertise the analysis of existing production processes at the customer’s site, failure analysis and optimisation of production and product.

General Information

about the Main Department of Ultrasound

Technical Equipment

of the Main Department of Ultrasound

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We offer bachelor and master thesis, internships and practical semester work for students.

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Kerstin Knobe

Secretary

Fraunhofer-Institut für Biomedizinische Technik IBMT
Ensheimer Straße 48
66386 St. Ingbert

Phone +49 6897 9071-301

Fax +49 6897 9071-302