Welcome to the Institute of Micro Production Technology (IMPT)
In order to meet the increasing demands for higher levels of integration and to meet the challenges of the 21st century, the trend in modern engineering is still leaning towards miniaturization. To broaden the horizons of miniaturization, the classical production technologies of micro production technology must be adapted and extended. For this purpose, new production processes and materials can be applied, which allows for a high degree of flexibility leading to realization in small and large series. This gives small and medium-sized businesses the opportunity to enter the market of microsystems technology. The Institute for Micro Production Technology (IMPT) is available as a creative partner and developer of solutions to meet your needs.
The main focus of the research activities of the Institute for Micro Production Technology is the design and manufacture of—especially based on magnetic effects—actuators and sensors (MEMS—Micro Electro Mechanical Systems), mechanical processing and characterization of MEMS and MEMS materials and the determination and adjustment of tribological properties. Development activities range from magnetic field sensors to measurement systems and micro motors, actuators to manipulation of micro-optical lens systems, and to biomedical applications.
Available to the scientific and technical staff of the IMPT for research activities is a class ISO 5 clean room, which, with its extensive facilities, allows for the implementation of microsystem processes for the production and analysis of MEMS and reliability studies. In addition, the IMPT has access to research laboratories, with which the mechanical processing and metrological characterization of microtechnical systems and materials are made possible. Therefore, IMPT is well integrated into the comprehensive facilities of the Hannover Center for Production Technology (PZH) and strengthens the research potential of the PZH in the area of micro production technology.
In addition to research activities, the IMPT is engaged with a wide range of lectures and student research opportunities in order to train the engineers of tomorrow to be prepared for challenges of the future.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lutz Rissing