Diffusion Bonding Acrylic (PMMA)

Diffusion Bonding PMMA (Acrylic)

Diffusion bonding acrylic (PMMA) is a core competency at Piedmont CMG. We have been diffusion bonding acrylic for many years and have manufactured diffusion bonded acrylic manifolds for many companies across a wide variety of industries.

3-layer bonded acrylic dispensing manifold

Why Choose Acrylic (PMMA) for Diffusion Bonding?

Acrylic (PMMA) has many properties that make it an excellent choice for diffusion bonding. To start, acrylic is easily machined to tight tolerances, and easily bonded in multiple layer configurations. PMMA is also a clear material, which allows applications to have a see-through, transparent component for monitoring the flow of fluids through a device. In addition, acrylic can be buffed and polished through several methods to produce a crystal-clear, beautiful show piece that often becomes the heart of a device design.

5-layer acrylic manifold mixing channels

Uses of Diffusion Bonded Acrylic (PMMA)

Diffusion Bonded Acrylic is found in fluidic manifolds, microfluidics, manifold cartridges, fluidic chips, wash stations, and a variety of water & waste applications. Bonded acrylic is used heavily in IVD applications.

Closeup Of Microfluidic Channels in a Diffusion Bonded Acrylic Manifold