MEMS Mirrors Manufacturer Moves to Larger Headquarters
Mirrorcle Technologies Inc.’s new 7,000 sq. ft. facility in Richmond, Calif. houses the company’s operations, R&D, and manufacturing departments. The company manufactures gimbal-less microelectromechanical system (MEMS) mirrors.
“Our positive sales and growth projections facilitated our decision to look for new office and laboratory space,” says MTI’s CEO Dr. Milanovic. “Being able to fulfill our goals just next door to our old location was just a big additional bonus. It allowed us to not only remain close to Point Isabel and its shoreline, but it also provided offices and a facility with direct views of the beautiful San Francisco Bay.”
The manufacturing cleanroom space has areas meeting Class 10,000 and Class 1,000 requirements. The re-model of this section included installation of appropriate flooring and ceiling panels and specialty wall paint. A gowning room allows for the proper transition of staff from the office to the adjacent cleanroom, and the cleanroom also includes eight HEPA filters.
MTI’s new facility also features expanded electronics design, manufacture and test capabilities, as well as added prototyping means. The electronics engineering department now features a dedicated development kit hardware assembly space and a separate laboratory for testing MTI’s OEM controllers, amplifiers, and MiniPCB, among others. These areas can also be used for rework and electronics quality assurance testing on component, PCB, or on system levels. Newly procured equipment such as power supplies, oscilloscopes, and rework tools enable faster turnaround. For optical experiments, MTI now has at its disposal a laser beam profiler, a dedicated cleanroom for the company’s established 100% outgoing optical QA inspections, and 36m of unobstructed indoor optical testing capability that is used for e.g. laser tracking experiments. The new 3D printer greatly facilitates and accelerates the company’s prototyping, and it is frequently used to make product-specific parts and to verify inventions and experimental system solutions.
Release Date: May 27, 2014
Source: Mirrorcle Technologies