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Nanoscribe’s 3D Microfabrication and maskless lithography systems are versatile tools that find applications in a wide range of scientific and industrial projects, thanks to their exceptional versatility, compatibility with a wide range of printable materials and user-friendly software tools.
The rapidly printable microstructures open up a variety of applications in research, prototyping, mastering and small series production. Thus, nano-, micro- and mesoscale structures can be used directly or serve as polymer masters for replication processes in industrial volume production.
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- Refractive microoptics
- Diffractive microoptics
- On-fiber printing
- On-chip printing
- Life sciences
- Material engineering
- Micromechanics & MEMS
Nanoscribe’s Two-Photon Grayscale Lithography (2GL ®) is designed for prototyping and mastering of 2.5D micro- and nanostructured topographies used in industrial production processes. 2GL redefines the microfabrication of typical and also sophisticated microoptical components with innovative designs. It benefits from the extraordinary performance of grayscale lithography combined with the submicron resolution and flexibility of the additive approach in Two-Photon Polymerization.
Using Quantum X, the world’s first 2GL system, polymer master of high-precision microoptics are produced with excellent shape accuracy and ultra-smooth surfaces. These polymer masters fit into established industrial processes for series production, for example, by injection molding, hot embossing and nanoimprint lithography. Thus, 2GL is used to scale up microfabrication for industrial projects. The combination of 2GL with these serial production techniques benefit from the submicrometer resolution and design flexibility of the novel technology while reducing time to market of innovative microoptics, such as diffractive and refractive optics.
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The combination of Two-Photon Polymerization and the robust 3D printing workflow provided by the Nanoscribe Quantum X shape and the Nanoscribe Photonic Professional GT2 enable multiple manufacturing scenarios. The technology is used for additive manufacturing of 3D microscale structures. By using a direct laser writing process, the costly creation of masks and the use of multiple lithographic steps to create 3D and 2.5D microstructures are no longer necessary. Quantum X shape offers fastest and most accurate 3D printing, pushing the boundaries of nano- and microfabrication. Its ease of use, flexibility and broad spectrum of printing materials make it the ideal instrument for multi-user facilities and research laboratories.
More than 3,000 experts in science and research work with this equipment to materialize key innovations in multiple applications fields: microoptical components, microfluidic devices, micromechanical parts, as well as metamaterials in material engineering and cell scaffolds for life science exemplify the breakthrough research highlighted in more than 1,300 peer-reviewed journal publications.
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Photonic integrated circuits (PIC) is a key technology to reduce size and costs for compact and functional photonic components. Applications range from optical communication, biosensors, environmental monitoring to imaging and quantum technologies. The design freedom of Nanoscribe’s 3D Microfabrication allows to print different interconnects such as free space microoptics (FSMO), waveguides as well as hybrid refractive-diffractive optical elements on various materials like InP, SOI and Si3N4. Thus high-precision microparts can be printed in situ on wafer, chip, laser, single fiber as well as fiber arrays and hybrid modules.
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