µFAB-3D is a ultra-high resolution 3D-printing system, based on two-photon polymerization direct laser writing technology.
With a minimal feature size down to 0.2microns-wide, µFAB-3D opens new perspectives in microfluidics, micro-optics, cells culture, micro-robotics or meta-materials.
Open and evolutive, µFAB-3D can be adapted to fit your needs.
Our Unique TechnologyThe two-photon polymerization (2PP) technology used in Microlight3D micro-manufacturing machines is the result of 15 years of fundamental research at the University of Grenoble Alpes (UGA), the first scientific publications dating from 2002. The researchers have demonstrated that the control of laser-pulses in the sub-nanosecond regime, together with a careful mastering of the non-linear laser-polymer interaction, can create ultra narrow and reproducible voxels, which is the base for high-resolution and high-smoothness 3D printing. Furthermore, they have demonstrated that the voxel could be positioned, and moved freely, anywhere in the volume of the resin, slashing away the layer-by-layer approach of the classical Additive Manufacturing technologies, and opening the way to true generative-printing.
These innovations allow Microlight3D to bring 3D printers to the market with unique characteristics, in terms of highest printing-resolution, compactness, and flexibility of use.
It also provides better reliability because these industrial lasers last a very long time with no need for yearly maintenance.
3D-Print at the highest resolutionOur system can print features less than 0.2 microns wide, thanks to its two-photon polymerization technology.
As the resolution depends directly on the laser wavelength, our green laser (532nm) allows us to reach unprecedented precision, for the most complex structures.
Available materialsµFAB-3D is compatible with a wide range of commercially available polymers such as acrylates, sol-gels, epoxys, hydrogels or even proteins and biomaterials.
Discover also the range of Microlight3D proprietary TPP-materials for enhanced properties with our technology.
We can also help you to use your own material. Feel free to ask firstname.lastname@example.org for any question about available materials.
Print the most complex structuresUnlike conventionnal 3D-printing technologies, our direct laser writing technology allows us to get rid of the traditionnal "layer-by-layer" approach.
You can therefore print the most complex architectures, with no need of support material or post processing, and enhanced mechanical properties.
Cover large areasµFAB3D-Advanced comes with an automated large-range stage for stitching and replication on up to 100x75 millimeters.
Expand your capabilities with automated printing on multiple samples, using custom multiple sample holders.
Print up to 10mm high structuresWith our new long-range Z option, print objects up to 10 millimeters high.
Adapt the printing resolution throughout the fabrication procedure, to combine printing speed and high complexity.
Align and print on any transparent or opaque substrates, or on the tip of optical fibers.
|Lateral writing resolution (X,Y)||Adjustable from <0.2µm to 3µm|
|Vertical writing resolution (Z)||Adjustable from <0.6µm to 10µm|
|XYZ high resolution writing range (without stitching)||100µm||300µm|
|Minimal surface roughness (with anti-vibration bench)||20nanometers|
|Printing speed||100µm/s at high resolution (0.2µm), 1mm/s at lower resolution (2µm)|
|Stitching and replication||Manual. Resolution : 2µm||Automated. Resolution : 0.7µm|
|Stitching and replication area (X,Y)||100x75mm²|
|Maximum object height (Z)||0.15mm||10mm|