Nickel Sleeves with seam or seamless

temicon’s shims can be welded to a sleeve. temicon has also been successful to produce seamless sleeves by means of laser-interference-lithography and electroforming.

Nickel Sleeves (with seam)

One or several shims can be welded together to a sleeve depending on the size of the master/shim and the required sleeve size. The maximum possible sleeve size is about 1m width and 300mm diameter.

Nickel Sleeves (seamless)

Sleeves with a diameter of approx. 180mm and width of 150mm are produced as “proof of concept”. Patterns like e.g. linear or circular diffusers, anti-glare or rainbow have been realized.

The target of an actual development project is the transfer of all available shim based micro- and nanostructures seamlessly onto sleeves and to scale-up the process to large sleeve widths.

single diameter


width: 500mm
diameter combined


width: 1000mm
thickness from 125 µm up to


depending on diameter size
weld width