Chester, OH --- June 30, 2005 --- Today Small-Tech
Tools announced the unveiling of the MEKA Hot Plate,
a remanufactured hot plate for use in the emerging
technologies of Microelectronics and Nanotechnology.
Small-Tech Tools, a provider of products and services to research institutions
worldwide, is now bringing its expertise to the remanufacturing market. Cost
conscientious customers who want production quality equipment will find that
a remanufactured hot plate from Small-Tech Tools will meet their requirements.
The MEKA Hot Plate is 25% of the cost of similar new units with the same
specifications and includes a no hassle warranty, i.e., return for any reason
(don't like color, smell, taste, sound, etc.). “With our remanufacturing techniques, we
are able to reduce the cost of the MEKA Hot Plate while obtaining production-worthy
quality,” commented Steve Birdsong, Sales and Marketing Director of STT. He
added, “We are able to save our clients money by removing a hot plate from
a photolithography track machine, replacing the consumable parts and repackaging
the entire unit. Why replace or restore stainless steel parts that do not go
In May 2005, the first MEKA Hot Plate was installed at Applied Nanostructures
in Santa Clara, California. Applied Nanostructures is a supplier of Atomic
Force Microscopes (AFM) probes and structures based on nanofabrication technology. “The
Hot Plate (MEKA) is great for preexposure and post-exposure bakes where time
to bake is critical,” said Ami Chand, President of Applied Nanostructures (www.appnano.com).
Dr. Chand went on to say, “It is an ideal tool to meet our small volume nanofabrication
needs.” While meeting their specifications, Applied Nanostructures was able
to reduce startup costs by purchasing the remanufactured Hot Plate.
About Small-Tech Tools:
Established in 2004, Small-Tech Tools is a leading supplier of equipment for
the Nanotechnology and MEMS industries. Small-Tech Tools sets standards worldwide
in the emerging industry of small technology. The dynamic development and
the growth over the last few months confirm that STT has taken the right
For more information, please visit www.smalltechtools.com
6029 Schumacher Park Drive
West Chester, OH 45069