The University of Massachusetts Amherst
Roll to Roll Fabrication and Processing Facility

Roll-to-Roll Fabrication and Processing Facility


COVID-19 Status

Fully Operational

  • Accessible to internal users only.
  • Contact facility staff to arrange access & ensure following routine & heightened safety protocols.

Located on the 4th floor in the Life Science Laboratories the Roll to Roll Fabrication facility provides a unique set of custom, moving web-based tools for the translation of advanced materials and nanomanufacturing processes to industrially relevant scalable platforms for the development of next generation life science innovations in biosensors, diagnostics, and platforms for personalized health monitoring. Combined with additional web-based tools for vacuum sputter deposition, reactive ion etching, wet chemistry, and interlayer alignment, providing access to an emerging set of tools not found anywhere else.

We offer training to users to develop processes and conduct experimentation for use on a fee for service basis to both internal and external researchers, academic or industry based. Following an initial consultation to better understand the user’s goals, process or device interests, suggested tool capabilities, experimental parameters, training and access is arranged through the director. Facility staff and faculty researchers are available to assist on an as-needed basis, or through collaborative programs leveraging targeted expertise.

  Campus Users Other Academic Institutions Industry
Annual Access $1,200 $1,600 $2,000
Additional Users $60/month $80/month $100/month
Technical Assistance $60/hour $65/hour $100/hour
Analytical Equipment Access Tier 1 $25/hour $30/hour $45/hour
Specialized Equipment Tier 2 $50/hour $65/hour $85/hour
Specialized Equipment Tier 3
(Includes staff)
$75/hour $75/hour $120/hour
Download R2R Rates PDF
Tier 1 Equipment
  • Woollam - RC2 Vertical Spectroscopic Ellipsometer
  • Zygo Corp - Nexview 3D Optical Profiler
  • Perkin Elmer - Lambda 1050 UV/Vis/NIR Wide Band Spectrophotometer
  • Janis Research - Cryogenic Probe Station
  • Tektronix/Keithley - Semiconductor Parameter Analyzer
  • Netzsch - MiniCer Agitator Bead System
  • Olympus - MX61 Microscope
  • Biolin Scientific - Sigma 700 Force Tensiometer
  • MBRAUN - Labmaster DP Glove Box Workstation
  • Bruker - Dektak Nano Stylus Profiler
  • NIL Technologies
  • RheoSense - m-VROC Viscometer
  • Filmetrics - F40-UV Thin Film Microscope
  • PerkinElmer - Frontier MIR/FIR Spectrometer
  • Flacktek - Speedmixer DAC 600
  • Brewer Science Incorporated
  • PerkinElmer - LS-55 Fluorescence Spectrometer
  • Piezotest Piezometer
  • Xenon Corporation
  • Silverson - L5M-A Laboratory Mixer
  • Future Digital Scientific Corporation
  • BYK-Gardner - Balanced Beam Scrape Adhesion and Mar Tester
  • Signatone - Semiconductor Probe Station
  • Techni-Tool
  • Gamry - Reference 600 High-Performance Potentiostat/Galvanostat/ZRA
  • Simco-Ion - Static Control System
  • IKA - Eurostar Mixer
  • SPEX SamplePrep - 8000M High-Energy Ball Mill
  • Sartorius Cubis - High Capacity Balance MSA10202S-000-D0
  • Sartorius Mark 3 Moisture Analyzer
  • Elec. Instrumentation and Tech LLC
  • Matsusada Precision Inc.
  • Spiral Binding

Tier 2 Equipment

  • Nanonex Corporation - Wafer Based NIL System
  • MBRAUN - Glovebox Large
  • Optomec - Aerosol Jet Digital Printing
  • Novacentrix - Pulseforge 1300 Photonic Cure
  • FUJIFILM Dimatix - Inkjet Printer
  • ADT - Dicing Saw
  • Allied High Tech Products - Wafer Polisher
  • HMI - Flatbed Screenprint

Tier 3 Equipment

  • Carpe Diem Tool Suite
  • Frontier - Slot die, Microgravure Coater/Laminator
  • BESI - Automated Pick and Place Tool
  • AJA International - R2R Sputtering System
  • Trion Technology - Pulsar III R2R DRIE System
  • JST Manufacturing - R2R Wet Chemistry
  • Northfield - R2R Slitter/Laminator
Rates are subject to change, contact facility to verify current fees.



Training for new users consists of:

  • lab safety training,
  • operation of the instrument and associated software,
  • use of data analysis software,
  • exporting or presenting data,
  • clean up and shutdown of the instrumentation.

Once the training is complete, users may schedule their activities and tool use with the director of R2R (Jeff Morse) or online through CORUM at