For WILD, working under ultra-clean conditions is a wide-ranging activity. Because, as current examples prove, the technology partner has mastered the art of adapting precisely to the task at hand and the customer's needs.
Disposables for medical technology, sophisticated optics for metrology, laser assemblies or conveyor systems for semiconductor technology - what WILD Gruppe manufactures under the cleanest conditions extends across all product groups. Many of these products are manufactured along a long cleanroom chain that extends from development through component production to packaging.
"In numerous cases, we are already involved in the design. Here, we contribute our know-how in the selection of the right surfaces and materials, among other things, and support customers in making their products cleanroom-compatible for series production. Challenging issues include cavities that are difficult to clean or the abrasion of threads that occurs during assembly," explains Martina Trinkel-Rudman from Business Development. For this reason, WILD works with the customer to define the optimal cleaning process at the component level. Most recently, the technology partner was intensively involved in the process design of a laser optics system and helped optimize the cleanliness of a 3D measuring microscope.TRANSPORT IN THE CLEAN ROOM
Another exciting project was recently implemented for a leading international semiconductor manufacturer. Specifically, a modular conveyor system that is used to transport or store wafers in various cassettes between processing steps within the fab. "The development was up to the customer. We were responsible for procurement, cleaning, clean room assembly and packaging," explains Stefan Werkl, Head of Business Unit Optical Technologies WILD GmbH, who is already looking forward to further orders from the semiconductor sector. This is because WILD Gruppe scores particularly well in this industry with its many years of experience in vacuum technology as well as its mechanical, optical and electronic know-how. The competencies range from high-precision parts production and parts cleaning under extreme cleanliness requirements to assembly in the ISO 6 clean room and final testing.
"In order to prove the required cleanliness on the end product, we have various options at our disposal: including residual gas analysis to measure outgassing, visual inspections under UV light or vibration tests with subsequent optical inspection or product-specific tests. All in all, this in-house production enables a closed cleaning process all the way to packaging," emphasizes Trinkel-Rudman.
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