Micro Stereolithography Projection
Reliable 3D printer for micro-production
Source: press release
With the Micro Arch S240 micro 3D printer, Boston Micro Fabrication presents a real workhorse: thanks to a wide range of materials and a build volume of 100 x 100 x 75 mm, it is suitable for mass production of micro- final quality components.
BMF’s new Micro Arch series 3D printers are based on a further development of stereolithography (SLA), which the company has patented as Projection Micro Stereolithography. They are designed to deliver final quality when printing micro components. With an optical resolution of 10 µm at a layer thickness of 10 to 40 µm, the desktop printer achieves surface qualities of 0.4 to 0.8 Ra.
Even the entry-level Micro Arch P150 model produces small, detailed parts with a resolution of up to 25 μm. In the medium performance class are three desktop printers that combine 10 μm resolution with high precision and accuracy. These include the reliable Micro Arch S240, which produces micro parts from a wide range of resins and ceramic materials. In terms of component dimensions, it offers a generous build volume of 100 x 100 x 75 millimeters. The Micro Arch S240 has been developed to enable companies and universities to quickly produce components in small industrial series. Its step-and-repeat method combines high resolution with large area. Real-time image monitoring, autofocus and exposure compensation ensure extremely accurate results.
3D micro-printers are used in the development and production of medical objects ranging from stents to surgical prostheses and implants. The use of biocompatible materials opens up new possibilities for personalized implants.
In electronics and mechatronics, connectors, chip bases or Mems are created that meet all requirements in terms of stability and functionality.
In microfluidics and micromechanics, the Micro Arch S240 is suitable for valves, pumps, sensors, microphone components and many other applications. Product development gains possibilities and freedom with the Micro Arch series 3D printers, which can be used for efficient innovations, manufacturing and assembly.