Microscale 3D printing allows for the creation of customized miniature structures of micrometer scales and smaller. It is useful for a variety of products including in electronic and medical devices, and even for use in the aerospace sector, as it allows users to create parts that might be too costly or even impossible to create through traditional manufacturing.
The Nanofabrica next-generation technology is based on innovative micro-DLP process set up with an adaptive smart optic system, to focus and ensure in real time a micron size pixel, alongside with 1-micron layer thickness.
The promotion of true mass customization through the use of 3D printing has long been seen as a game-changer in the field of manufacturing, and the ability to produce individual products with unique characteristics in a timely and economic way in some situations is vital.
Israel-based micro additive manufacturing (AM) technology developer, Nanofabrica, has been working on developing materials and AM processes suitable for printing soft molds for micro injection applications, and has now accomplished a breakthrough which enabled the printing of a mold that lasted 20 shots, with plans to increase this to 1000 shots in the coming months, the company says.
Nanofabrica, manufacturer of 3D printers for precision engineering, invites researchers, doctors and manufacturers to harness its manufacturing capabilities to develop COVID19 related medical devices and solutions.
In a recent article from Michael Petch at leading additive manufacturing (AM) resource 3DPI, key players in the sector (including our CEO Jon Donner) were asked to give their views as the likely path of AM in this next decade.