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From ideation to series production

Explaining the process from development to series production at Memetis

memetis' offer covers the entire process from development to series production. We distinguish between two main areas: the service within the scope of actuator and product development, as well as the production of customer-specific actuators in small and large quantities.

Think bigger using smaller individual components

memetis' team is happy to provide its expertise in miniature actuation technologies and system integration to speed up your product development processes.

Service Business

We support our customers from the target-oriented needs analysis, ideation and project planning to the development of tangible prototypes. This enables us to jointly lay the foundation for successful actuator technology in series production, which brings the greatest possible benefit to the end user. Our services here include project management for development and efficient feasibility testing thanks to rapid prototyping.

Project Management

The cooperation between memetis and its customers is becoming increasingly interlinked. Essential success factors are our special know-how, the necessary equipment and our experience in project and process management. Our project managers understand both upstream and downstream process steps and can therefore assess the entire process flow with regard to efficient development and production. As part of the development process, we assume project management, project planning, visualization, as well as data and change management. In the area of manufacturing, we provide support with assembly instructions, implement joint production planning and are actively involved in starting series production.

Development Work

Development work always marks the first step in our projects. In order to achieve the goal of high-performance microactuators, customer-specific requirements must be taken into account as early as the actuator design stage. The concepts developed in this phase are examined with regard to their technological feasibility, subsequent production and economic effects. The result is an actuator concept, which brings great forces and an ultra-compact design into various fields of application. Essential results of this work include:

  • Design studies and concepts
  • Functional analyses
  • Functional models and planning for further development


Our versatile rapid prototyping methods enable us to quickly and flexibly validate a wide variety of design variants. We are specialized to manufacture smallest components made of plastics and metal foils. For our projects in the field of SMA actuators, as well as for your customer-specific inquiries, we offer various manufacturing options:

  • CNC milling of plastic parts up to a size of 210 x 160 x 15 mm3
  • Laser cutting of plastics, wood/ paper and metal foils
  • Laser welding of transparent polycarbonate e.g. for microfluidic structures
  • 3D printing (SLA and FDM) with structure widths of less than 0.3 mm

If you are interested in our rapid prototyping process, simply send us an inquiry via our contact form.

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Development according to your needs

Together with you, our team develops need-oriented concepts and implements them in a targeted manner. This enables us to check the feasibility and planning of series production at an early stage. Talk to us!

Custom Manufacturing

The production of customer-specific miniature actuators is our main focus. After successful development it is necessary to transfer the developed concepts into series production. Our manufacturing competence enables our customers to hold an integration-ready actuator solution in their hands and to install it. In this way we accompany our customers in material selection, quality assurance and production.

Quality Assurance

Quality is an essential prerequisite for memetis' development services and actuator manufacturing. Our quality standards are aimed at increasing our competitiveness, which is why we have introduced our own quality system and are constantly developing it further. Customer satisfaction, efficiency and performance are at the centre of this. Certification according to relevant standards is of particular importance. Our quality management extends from sampling and process capability analyses to supplier qualification and production tests.

Series Production

After successful development, we accompany our customers into the upcoming series production. We are actively involved in the start of series production and supply actuators and actuator systems ready for integration. Thanks to our high level of vertical integration, these are manufactured in our own production facility in Karlsruhe or provided by carefully selected manufacturing partners. Here we coordinate the parties involved so that we can ensure punctual delivery in the usual high quality. Due to our own manufacturing expertise and close partnerships, we are able to realize quantities ranging from 1 to 7 digits.

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Send us an inquiry and we will find a solution. We look forward to learning more about your requirements and technical specifications.