The Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS focuses on applied research and development in the fields of smart industrial solutions, medical technology, health and improved quality of life. We offer complete solutions, from concept and technology development to pilot production in our own clean room. Our research focuses on miniaturized sensors and actuators, integrated circuits, wireless and wired data communication, and customized MEMS systems.
An electrostatic microdrive developed by Fraunhofer IPMS has a wide range of applications, for example in micropositioning. Micropositioning systems generally perform translatory or rotatory movements in one or more spatial directions. The drive succeeds via microactuators connected to the platform. The microactuators can be managed in particular by bending transducers. Electrostatic bending transducers are beingRead more »