Applications


Nanoscribe’s 3D printing technology provides a number of advantages for additive manufacturing of polymer parts with dimensions ranging from a few microns up to the millimeter scale. The high printing resolution enables sub-micron feature sizes and allows a design freedom for very complex parts with internal features otherwise impossible to produce with conventional manufacturing techniques. These benefits support research and development tasks along a broad range of academic disciplines and industries. Below you will find a selection of examples demonstrating the versatility of this technology.

For a list of scientific publications that were enabled by Nanoscribe's systems, please refer to the Scientific Articles section.

 

Positive Tone Resist Patterns

Positive Tone Resist Patterns

Two-photon "depolymerization" is a high-resolution maskless lithography method to transfer 2D patterns into positive-tone photoresists.   Read More »

July 1, 2014 // Tags: Maskless-lithography Photonics

Optical Interconnects

Optical Interconnects

Three-dimensional structuring of polymer waveguides enables the optical interconnection of multichip modules. With the technology of photonic wire bonding transmission rates of several Tbit/s can be combined with the design flexibility of 3D printing.   Read More »

June 2, 2014 // Tags: Photonics Additive-manufacturing Photonic-wirebonds

Photonic Surfaces

Photonic Surfaces

Surface patterning of photoresists by means of two-photon polymerization allows for the fabrication of two-dimensional optical elements.    Read More »

November 29, 2013 // Tags: Maskless-lithography Photonics Photonic-color

Micro-Optics

Micro-Optics

3D printing of micro-optical components is another application that is enabled by the high-resolution additive manufacturing technology from Nanoscribe. It allows printing of micro-lens arrays or prisms with complex surface shapes.    Read More »

November 29, 2013 // Tags: Additive-manufacturing Micro-optics

Microfluidics

Microfluidics

The 3D microprinting technology from Nanoscribe can be used to directly print final shape parts onto prestructured substrates. This allows the fabrication of microfluidic elements like filters or mixers on microfluidic chips.    Read More »

November 20, 2013 // Tags: Microfluidics Additive-manufacturing

Photonics

Photonics

Photonic crystals demonstrate the high resolution 3D patterning capabilities for very complex structures. Here you will find a selection of structures that were fabricated with our technology.    Read More »

November 20, 2013 // Tags: Photonics Additive-manufacturing

Micro Rapid Prototyping

Micro Rapid Prototyping

The two-photon based additive-manufacturing technology is the ideal tool for the fabrication of small parts for prototyping applications. Meso-scaled parts have many applications in optics, medicine, fluidics, electronics or mechanics.    Read More »

November 20, 2013 // Tags: Additive-manufacturing Micro-rapid-prototyping

Mechanical Microstructures

Mechanical Microstructures

Novel designs of complex three-dimensional microstructures allow the tailoring of mechanical properties of materials. Ultra-light materials with an extreme structural strength have potential for many scientific as well as technological applications.   Read More »

November 20, 2013 // Tags: Additive-manufacturing Mechanical-microstructures

Cell Scaffolds and Biomimetics

Cell Scaffolds and Biomimetics

The design freedom of 3D printing on the micrometer scale allows to tailor three-dimensional environments for cells or mimicking structures of biological origin.   Read More »

November 20, 2013 // Tags: Additive-manufacturing Life-sciences