At 22.5.2014 a new type of refractive X-ray lenses and its manufacturing process have been applied for patent. These new CRLs (Compound Refractive
Lenses) can be manufactured more easily and their alignment in the X-ray beam is more straight forward. CRLs are based on refraction of the light and consist of rows of many well aligned lens elements. Furthermore CRLs manufactured using the new process could be copied at low price by moulding or injection moulding. These point focus CRLs are processed under 90° to the substrate (instead of 45° as normally used). After the exposure the lens rows are separated and then mounted after tilting by 90°.