If bigger and faster is one direction of the current development of 3D printing technology, then smaller is also another development direction of 3D printing technology.
Micro parts are very important in many industries, such as electronic equipment, aerospace instruments, optical equipment, precision instruments and so on.
In the past, micro parts were processed by traditional processes. In recent years, micro 3D printing has also become a conventional processing technology. And because the parts are so small in size, 3D printing enables mass production.
The German company Nanoscribe has focused on this area and has been working on two-photon polymerization (2PP) technology for many years. Nanoscale micro parts can be printed using this technique, but centimeter-scale parts cannot be printed.
So Nanoscribe developed the (XLF) Printing Kit to increase the print size of tiny 3D printed parts.
According to reports, the XLF printing kit is specially designed for their 3D printer, the Quantum X Shape, to open up new printing possibilities.
Currently, Quantum X Shape can print much more accurate parts than SLA and DLP technologies, but is limited in size and print speed. With the use of XLF printing kits, these limitations can be overcome.
Nanoscribe says the XLF print kit allows Quantum X Shape to print parts a few millimeters in size with complex geometries and very fine detail, said to be down to a thousandth of a centimeter.
Ideal for prototyping a variety of parts, it can also be used to generate end-use parts such as millimeter-sized connectors and housings, microfluidic structures, and scaffolds for biomedical research.