Substrates

MicroPenning® uses a unique pen-control system that allows for a variety of shapes to be considered by product designers. Flexible, polymeric substrates as well as rigid ceramic or metallic substrates can be accommodated. We are able to provide assistance in identifying substrate vendors for most medical product concepts.

Some of the more common materials which are well suited for Micropenning are listed below. Others also perform well – please inquire if you do not see your preferred substrate listed.

Polymers (such as compliant and non-compliant medical balloons, catheters, and tubing)

  • Polyurethane
  • PVC
  • PET
  • Polyphenyl sulfone
  • Polyimide
  • Nylon
  • PEBAX
  • PEEK

Ceramics

  • Alumina
  • Aluminum Nitride
  • Yttria-stabilized zirconia
  • Pyrex

Metals

  • 316L, 302, 304 and 430 Stainless steels
  • Nitinol
  • Titanium alloys