Nanoscribe's Photonic Professional GT2 system Nanoscribe's Photonic Professional GT2 system

The Photonic Professional GT2

World’s highest resolution 3D printer designed for rapid and ultra-precise microfabrication

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Discover the enhanced performance of 3D Microfabrication

Nanoscribe Photonic Professional GT2 uses Two-Photon Polymerization (2PP) to produce filigree structures of nearly any 3D shape: crystal lattices, porous scaffolds, naturally inspired patterns, smooth contours, sharp edges, undercuts and bridges are all possible.

Flexibility in design combined with straightforward operation and a wide range of materials and substrates make the Photonic Professional GT2 an ideal instrument for science and prototyping in multi-user facilities and research laboratories.

Nanoscribe's 3D printers support cutting-edge research in over 30 countries. More than 550 pioneering research projects prove the powerful manufacturing and design capabilities of this technology.

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3D Microfabrication Solution Sets

Finding the right combination of hardware, software, and materials to start a 3D printing task can be time-costly and challenging. To streamline the printing processes, We develop and provide ready-to-use Microfabrication Solution Sets for our Photonic Professional GT2 3D printers.

These sets were assembled to meet even the most challenging microfabrication tasks with user-friendly operation in mind. They are based on the most suitable combination of precision optics, a broad range of materials and sophisticated software recipes for specific applications and scales.

The field-proven sets are process-centered solutions developed to improve printing performance in different qualities. Using the sets, high-precision additive manufacturing eases microfabrication from the sub-micrometer range to millimeter-scale dimensions.

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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 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 0.3 – 5.0 µm*
Maximum object height 8 mm
Maximum print volume 100 mm³
Minimum surface roughness Ra ≤ 20 nm*
Scan speed ≤ 100 mm/s*

*Values may vary depending on the objective and photoresin in use.

User-friendly software tools

Nanoscribe Software Workflow screen

The included software eases the fabrication of nearly any 3D shape in a straightforward process. The 3D printing workflow paves the way from CAD model import to the final micro part. The tailor-made software solutions enable the preparation and execution of print jobs in just a few minutes.

The DeScribe STL import wizard prepares a 3D CAD model for printing with field-proven software recipes. Depending on the required application, the recipe offers a set of optimized printing parameters such as layer spacing or print speed. Moreover, print strategies for solid and shell & scaffold printing are available. Users can also develop and retrieve their own individual and application-specific recipes to customize print jobs at any time.

When the printing parameters are set, a preview of the design is available in 3D – users can even simulate the printing process in 3D. Once the print job is compiled, the design is loaded in NanoWrite, the printer graphical user interface. NanoWrite automatically executes the job, controlling all printer hardware and parameters throughout the process. For real-time monitoring, an integrated live-view camera shows the progress of the printing process. These powerful visualization tools provide a smooth workflow experience for the user.

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.
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printable materials

Nanoscribe offers a product line of liquid negative-tone resins that are especially designed for Two-Photon Polymerization.
These tailor-made and ready-to-use printable materials provide submicrometer resolution and excellent shape accuracy.

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 additive manufacturing to realize almost any 3D shape. Simple, complex and even organic shapes materialize within automated 3D printing processes based on this technology.

High-resolution 3D printed sample by Nanoscribe

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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