The design and integration possibilities are endless. Manifolds accommodate thousands of unique embedded features that would be cost prohibitive to create by other means. Opportunities for custom manifold integrations include tubing, fittings, connectors, solenoid valves, pumps, conductive metal elements, mixing elements, sensors and heaters.
|Multilayer Manifolds||Single Layer Manifolds||Manifold-in-a-Week|
|MFG Process||Application of heat, pressure, and time to molecularly bond material layers together.||Drilled from outside of part to connect all flow paths||Additive manufacturing|
|Typical Materials||Acrylic (PMMA)
PolyVinyl Chloride (PVC) Polysulfone (PSU)
|All Machinable Plastics||Proprietary resins|
|Typical Track Width/Hole Diameter||>0.015" (0.38 mm)
<0.118" (3 mm) Track
|>0.020" (0.5 mm) Hole||>0.03”|
|Track Configurations||3D Curved
|Straight (Drilled)||3D Curved
|Track Cross Sections||Square Track
|Manifold Technology Selection Guidelines||Best fluid flow performance
Lowest carryover and unswept volumes Lowest dead volume
|Lowest cost manifold solution
Offers the broadest range of material options
|Best for small volume prototypes to test form, fit and basic function|
Typical application pressures less than 100 psi (7 bar)
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