REFLEX Analytical produces analytical, industrial, medical/bio-medical manifolds and devices made from food-grade and medical-grade plastic materials. Polycarbonate is a popular material for liquid and gas applications due to the materialís chemical resistance and operating temperature range. Acrylic is an excellent alternative.
Other plastic materials include ABS, Acetal/Delrin, Acrylic, Cyclic Olefin Polymer COP/Cyclic Olefin Copolymer COC, CPVC, CTFE/KEL-F, Delrin AF, ECTFE (Halar), Fluorosint (207 and 500), LDPE, Noryl, Nylatron GS, Nylon 6/6, PBT, Peek, PES (Radel A), PET, Phenolics/G10, Polycarbonate, Polymethyl methacrylate PMMA, Polypropylene, Polystyrene, Polysulfone, PPS, PVC, PVDF, Radel, Rexolite, Tecadur, PTFE, Torlon (4203 and 4301), UHMW, Ultem and Vespel. Many are FDA approved, USDA Certified, or USP Class VI materials.
Products include drilled manifolds and multilayer manifolds used in blood analyzers, health and medical devices, industrial fluidic applications, and many more platforms requiring precision control for gas and liquid management. A drilled manifold is created by machining action alone from a solid piece of material. The machining approach utilize end mills and drills to create channels and ports for gas and liquid flow. Custom manifolds can be produced for DNA sequencing, environmental test devices, diagnostic instrumentation, space flight applications, and food quality control testing.
Multilayer manifolds are particularly valuable in life science applications, including gene sequencing, diagnostic instrumentation, and point of care devices. Beyond life sciences, multilayer manifolds have a variety of uses in the aerospace, defense, biomedical, and diagnostic industries. The layers are fused together seamlessly. The process begins by machining the material into the appropriate configuration for the application then using heat, time, and pressure a single piece is formed with a bond strength that is near the parent-materialís strength. The bonding process allows for geometries that would be difficult, if not impossible in a drilled manifold. External machining completes the manifold by adding ports and mounting holes. Microfluidic devices typically have features and channel sizes as small as 100 microns while larger fluidic devices have channel sizes ranging from 0.5mm to 3mm. Full round channels offer the best flow characteristics with minimum particle entrapment. Alternative square and D shaped channels are available. Feature spacing can be as low as 0.5mm. Fluidic pressure specifications are design dependent and have successfully performed at greater than 500 psi in the channels.
Contact REFLEX Analytical to discuss your requirement so that we can contribute to your success. Mechanical drawings with specifications and tolerances are prerequisite.