Industrialization of stainless steel micropumps for medical technology


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Multi layer joints of the stainless steel micropump

High flow rates or extreme miniaturization – with its extensive pump portfolio, Fraunhofer EMFT is able to meet the most diverse requirements in the area of medical technology. For example, stainless steel, piezo-electric micromembrane pumps developed at the institution allow precise dosage rates of up to 200 ml/min with air and up to 80 ml/min with water.

The wide spectrum of applications ranges from infusion and medication dosage systems to local suppression therapies for the treatment of chronic wounds.


  • Rausch & Pausch GmbH
    In October 2017, Fraunhofer EMFT signed a long-term cooperation agreement with Rausch & Pausch GmbH for the industrialization and further technological advancement of the pumps. The world's leading developer of hydraulic and pneumatic valve systems will contribute its automotive experience of large-scale production and quality standards and will take care of producing the pumps. For Rausch & Pausch, the partnership is a major move into the new business area of medical technology.