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Nanoscribe unveils Quantum X shape, a Microfabrication Technology for Nano- to Meso-scale 3D printing

Quantum X shape
Above: Quantum X shape is a new high-precision 3D printer/Image Source: Nanoscribe

Nanoscribe, a global leader in nano-, micro-, and mesoscale 3D printing, announced the launch of the Quantum X shape, a high-precision 3D printer for rapid prototyping and wafer-scale batch production. The industry-proven Quantum X platform provides state-of-the-art microfabrication technology for high-precision nano- to meso-sized structures and is suitable for wafer-level batch processing.

With the Quantum X shape, high-precision 3D printing becomes significantly more efficient in terms of printing on wafers up to 6 inches in size.

This gain in efficiency is particularly important for research lab and industrial manufacturing processes such as in life sciences, material engineering, microfluidics, microoptics, micromechanics, and for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS).

The Quantum X shape enables high-precision additive manufacturing, where accuracy and speed can be optimally balanced to achieve the highest level of productivity and quality.

“With the Quantum X shape, Nanoscribe is setting new standards in wafer-scale high-precision microfabrication for scientific and industrial purposes. While the Quantum X is already driving the ultra-fast fabrication of flat microoptics through Two-Photon Grayscale Lithography, we expect the Quantum X shape to make high-precision 3D printing based on Two-Photon Polymerization an unrivaled efficient and reliable tool for rapid prototyping and batch production in research labs and industry.”

– Dr. Michael Thiel, CSO and Co-Founder of Nanoscribe

3D Microfabrication Technology for Highest Precision

Microfabrication Technology
Above: 3D printed microneedles demonstrating the capabilities of Nanoscribe’s microfabrication technology/Image Source: Nanoscribe

Based on Two-Photon Polymerization (2PP), an additive manufacturing approach providing highest precision and complete design freedom, the direct laser writing system is optimal for the microfabrication of 2.5D and 3D objects with submicrometer precision on areas up to 25 cm². The Quantum X shape is the best-in-class system for 3D Microfabrication of objects with:

  • Feature size control down to 100 nanometers in all spatial directions for nano- and microscale printing
  • Mesoscale 3D printing up to 50 millimeters object size

nanoConnectX remote access software

Microfabrication Technology
Above: The nanoConnectX remote access software enables to start, monitor, and control print jobs remotely from any computer connected to the Quantum X shape system/Image Source: Nanoscribe

As an upright system with an automatic photoresin dispensing function, the printer is the optimal device for industrial batch processes with standard wafers up to 6 inches. 

The remote access software nanoConnectX brings all the functions and display options of the touchscreen to the systems users’ computers so that they can start, monitor, and control print jobs of connected printers from anywhere. This reduces preparation time in the lab to a minimum and significantly simplifies group collaboration when sharing a system.

According to Erik Gatenholm, CEO and Co-Founder of BICO (formerly CELLINK), “The launch of the Quantum X shape demonstrates the innovative potential of high-precision 3D printing for many application areas, especially for demanding life science applications. Nanoscribe is setting new standards in 3D Microfabrication to discover tomorrow’s technologies, and I couldn’t be prouder to have them as a part of our team at BICO.”


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