June 13, 2023

Printoptix signs purchase order for a Nanoscribe Quantum X align system

Printoptix signs purchase order for Nanoscribe Quantum X align
From left to right: Dr. Simon Thiele, CTO of Printoptix, and Nils Fahrbach, CEO of Printoptix, together with Martin Hermatschweiler, CEO of Nanoscribe, sign the purchase agreement for a Quantum X align. The start-up company from Stuttgart specializes in the microoptics value chain, from consulting and design to process optimization and contract manufacturing.

Nanoscribe, a leading provider of high-precision 3D printing solutions, recently signed a purchase agreement with Printoptix, a University of Stuttgart spin-off and recognized specialist in additively manufactured microoptics. The agreement centers on the purchase of Nanoscribe's state-of-the-art Quantum X align system, which features its advanced A2PL® technology and nanoPrintX software. This purchase demonstrates Printoptix's continued confidence in Nanoscribe's innovative potential and underscores the mutually beneficial relationship between the two pioneering companies.

It was an appointment with exceptionally good-humored participants. At Nanoscribe's Microfabrication Experience Center, the purchase agreement was signed for a Quantum X align, the best-in-class 3D printer equipped with Aligned 2-Photon Lithography A2PL® for nanoprecise fabrication on optical fibers and photonic chips, and nanoPrintX, software that opens up entirely new opportunities for aligned 3D printing. As such an investment requires careful consideration, it is all the more remarkable that both parties are so enthusiastic about the productive momentum of this investment and the partnership it represents.

Microoptics specialist Printoptix

Printoptix, a University of Stuttgart spin-off and now a prominent name in the field of microoptics, has established itself as a globally recognized company for its exceptional expertise and pioneering ideas and solutions. The company's unwavering commitment to providing state-of-the-art microoptical products and related design, consulting and manufacturing services has earned it a reputation for outstanding innovations such as the world's smallest endoscopes capable of examining even the root canals of teeth.

After extensive research and evaluation, Printoptix selected Nanoscribe's Quantum X align system to further enhance its operations. Printoptix recognized the critical role Nanoscribe's technology plays in pushing the boundaries of microoptics manufacturing. By investing in the Quantum X align system, Printoptix expects to unlock unprecedented possibilities in microoptics fabrication, enabling the aligned 3D printing of sophisticated structures with exceptional precision and accuracy.

Aligned 2-Photon Lithography A2PL® technology

The Quantum X align system, powered by Nanoscribe's A2PL technology and nanoPrintX software, is revolutionizing the world of micro-optics by offering an unprecedented combination of spatial alignment precision, shape accuracy, speed and versatility. It enables the fabrication of miniaturized optical components with nanoscale features that deliver superior optical performance and push the boundaries of what was previously achievable.

nanoPrintX unlocks the core capabilities of Aligned 2-Photon Lithography (A2PL®) technology for printing with Quantum X align. Individual alignment markers can be defined as well as substrate features such as chip edges and fiber facets. Using Quantum X align's confocal or fiber illumination unit, these substrate markers can be detected and matched to the digital model defined with nanoPrintX. Thus, for example, freeform or compound microoptics can be printed with submicron accuracy and precisely aligned to the optical axes of fibers or photonic chips.

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