Nanoscribe's Photonic Professional GT2 system

Photonic Professional GT2

Scientific 3D printer designed for ultra-precise and rapid scientific microfabrication

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Most mature scientific microfabrication
based on Two-Photon Polymerization (2PP)

Most field-proven system

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Highly versatile device

More substrates. More materials. More options for your unique 3D Microfabrication ideas

Finest rapid prototyping

Galvo-based system for high-speed microfabrication with submicron precision

Rely on this highly successful
scientific microfabrication tool

Nanoscribe's Photonic Professional GT2 uses Two-Photon Polymerization (2PP) to produce filigree structures of nearly any 3D shape by high-precision 3D printing: crystal lattices, porous scaffolds, naturally inspired patterns, smooth contours, sharp edges, undercuts and bridges are all manufacturable with submicron resolution. More than a thousand successful research projects by Nanoscribe customers and system users are evidence of the power of two-photon lithography.

Printing filigree structures with Nanoscribe Photonic Professional GT2

Scientific performance.

Photonic Professional GT2 combines flexibility based on versatility of use and design freedom with straightforward operation and a wide range of materials and substrates. Therefore, it is an ideal two-photon lithography instrument for science and rapid prototyping in multi-user facilities and research laboratories.

Scientific solutions.

For our Photonic Professional GT2 we have developed specific, process-centered solutions. This enhances the printing performance of the world's most field-proven high-precision 3D printer for the rapid fabrication of almost any shape on the nano-, micro- and mesoscale.

Scientific community.

Nanoscribe‘s 3D printers support cutting-edge research in over 30 countries. More than 1,400 pioneering research projects prove the powerful design and nanofabrication manufacturing capabilities of this versatile two-photon lithography system.


Technical features in brief

  • High-speed 3D Microfabrication with high precision and true design freedom
  • Straightforward workflow with open software architecture
  • Broad range of application-specific and universal printing materials
  • Open system for custom-made and third-party materials


Printing processes and range of scales

  • Two-Photon Polymerization (2PP)-based high-resolution 3D printing
  • Nanoscale printing – submicron feature size control in all spatial directions
  • Microscale printing – with typical dimensions from 50 to 700 micrometers
  • Mesoscale printing – for millimeter-sized print objects

Get inspired by the versatility of
Photonic Professional GT2

Additive manufacturing redefines how physical objects are manufactured. In the micrometer scale, Two-Photon Polymerization enables extremely precise 3D Microfabrication  to realize almost any 3D shape. Simple, complex and even organic shapes and structures materialize with 2PP-based, automated 3D printing processes.

3D printed structures demonstration the capabilities of Nanoscribe's microfabrication technology

The video features a series of 3D printed microscopic objects. The sequence of scanning electron microscope (SEM) images show the smallest details from different angles. The broad range of structures illustrates the capabilities of Photonic Professional systems. The possibilities of additive manufacturing on a micrometer scale are demonstrated by a variety of fundamental shapes.

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Facts and figures on
Photonic Professional GT2

  • Key Features
  • Designed for
  • Specifications
  • Downloads
  • High-speed 3D Microfabrication using galvo technology
  • 3D design freedom with sub-micrometer feature sizes
  • Straightforward 3D printing workflow from CAD model import to printed product
  • 3D Microfabrication Solutions Sets tailored to a variety of scales and applications
  • Broad range of print materials and substrates

Designed for cutting-edge research and rapid prototyping in

  • Microfluidics
  • Micromechanics
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Micro-electro-mechanical systems
  • Mechanical metamaterials
  • Photonic metamaterials and plasmonics
  • Microoptics
  • Nanostructures
Printing technology Layer-by-layer Two-Photon Polymerization
Minimum XY feature size 160 nm typical; 200 nm specified*
Finest XY resolution 400 nm typical; 500 nm specified*
Finest vertical resolution 1,000 nm typical; 1,500 nm specified*
Layer distance variable, 0.1 – 5.0 µm*
Maximum object height 8 mm*
Build volume 100 × 100 × 8 mm³ *
Minimum surface roughness Ra ≤ 20 nm*
Max. scan speed

from 100 to 625 mm/s*


* Values may vary depending on the Solution Set, objective or photoresin in use

Dynamic Precision Printing modes

Optimized balance between precision and speed

With our Dynamic Precision Printing modes (DPP ®), it’s your decision. For speed and precision. All DPP modes are finely tuned starting points for quickly achieving excellent print results. With DeScribe, our print job preparation software, you can customize each mode to fit your design and specific requirements.

The five DPP ® modes in brief:

  • Solid mode as the starting point for Dynamic Precision Printing stands for high precision, contour quality and shape accuracy.
  • Shell/scaffold mode bypasses full-volume printing with inner support structures to increase print speed by a factor of 5 while maintaining the same high contour quality and shape accuracy.
  • Pure shell is based on the shell/scaffold mode that stands for clean contours and thus increases printing speed by a factor of 7.
  • Swift mode is the sprinter among the DPP modes and prints about 10 times faster, in a quality that is impressive and is functionally adequate for many purposes.
  • Balanced swift mode enables 6 times the speed with significantly improved precision.

Dr. Jiangdong Deng, Harvard University

Dr. Jiangdong Deng, Harvard University
Nanoscribe's 3D printer has really opened doors to new research areas. You can build unique 3D devices with submicron resolution very easily, that's the biggest advantage of this tool.

Software for straightforward printing

Prepare and optimize your print job in just a few steps

Our wizard-based software tools simplify the complete 3D printing workflow with Photonic Professional systems. Go straight through from CAD model import to the final micropart in just a few steps. With printing modes, our tailor-made software parameter presets, you get guidance on preparing your print jobs in just a few minutes. However, if needed, you can also take advantage of some really powerful expert features.

Get even deeper insights into our DeScribe software and learn how to generate a print file for your microfabrication project.

Software facts

  • DeScribe
  • NanoWrite

DeScribe is a print job development software for Nanoscribe Photonics Professional systems. The integrated import wizard can load 3D STL files as a widely used 3D CAD format. DeScribe automatically fixes the STL mesh if necessary, and generates print jobs for the Nanoscribe 3D printer.

Key feature Benefits
3D CAD model import wizard Intuitive workflow generates suitable print job files from standard STL files
Printing modes with field-proven print parameter presets Ready-to-use preset parameters to achieve optimal printing results right out of the box
Dynamic Precision Printing modes Find optimized balance between precision and speed
Adaptive slicing For improving shape accuracy
Parameter sweep Find perfectly matching print parameter for new materials and applications easily
Integrated Development Environment (IDE) Experts can generate and modify print files (GWL) for customized and really advanced print tasks
3D preview and printing simulation What you see is what you print! DeScribe displays parameters such as print time, scan speed or laser power and simulates the whole printing process in detail


NanoWrite is the graphical user interface for Nanoscribe’s Photonics Professional systems. NanoWrite starts the print job in a few steps and provides access for experts to all relevant parameters of the 3D printer hardware, such as the position of the stages, galvo scanning speed or laser power.

Key feature Benefits
Fully automated execution of print jobs Plug-and-play: The intuitive GUI guides you in a few steps to the printed object
Automatic interface finder with submicrometer precision Time saving feature to ensure reliably positioned prints on almost any surface
Live camera view of the printing process Visual control of your printing progress
Marker alignment with submicrometer precision

New structures can be aligned with micrometer precision towards existing features

One-click generation of printer reports Valuable information for maintenance and service


Photonic Professional GT2
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