Bonded Manifolds

Setting The Bar For Precise Fluidic Distribution

two simple manifolds

Modern instrumentation involves complex fluidic interactions. Incorporating a diffusion bonded manifold into your design consolidates multiple flow paths into one cohesive unit, simplifying instrument manufacturing and serviceability.

before and complex versus after and simplified manifold set up

IDEX Health & Science has decades of experience providing customized manifold solutions to the in-vitro diagnostic (IVD), analytical sciences, and life science industry. Our experienced engineering team partners with you to ensure your custom manifold is designed to drive out risk, lower fluidic variability, and reduce total cost of ownership.

With thorough manufacturing, testing, and inspection protocols we ensure your diffusion bonded manifolds will be robust over the life of your instrument, without worry of variability due to channel deformation, stress points, or delamination.

Key Benefits:

  • Engineering support to ensure the performance of your custom design
  • Manufactured for consistent channel tolerances, no pressure variation from manifold to manifold
  • Allows for mounting a wide range of fluidic devices
  • Accommodates complex fluidic paths including 3D curved designs
  • Optimizes fluid usage by creating the shortest, compact flow paths
  • Optional: fluidic simulation, computational fluid dynamics

Diffusion Bonded Manifold Features:

  • Material selection: Acrylic (PMMA), Ultem (PEI)
  • Minimum track width: > 0.020” (0.508 mm)
  • Maximum hole diameter: < 0.118" (3 mm)
  • Track configurations: 3D curved and straight
  • Track cross sections: Square, Round, and "D" shaped*
  • Vapor, flame, and diamond fly-cut material finishing
  • Internal channel polishing for optical clarity and to ensure proper flow dynamics
  • Assembly and testing with in-house and 3rd party components

multi-layer manifolds

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*Required Field

Components available for integration:

  • Valves: Solenoid and rotary shear valves
  • Pumps
  • Sensors: Pressure, temperature, and conductivity
  • Connections: Probes, tubing, and fittings
  • Degassers: Multiplexed degassing

* Multiple cross-sections available, IDEX Health & Science recommends D-shaped tracks for optimal manufacturing performance

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