BMF has declared the international unveiling and changing the image of its microArch 3D printing machines. BMF (Boston Micro Fabrication) a microscale additive manufacturing specialist.
The microArch systems was formerly called nanoArch. It uses the firm’s exclusive Projection Micro-Stereolithography (PμSL) additive manufacturing technology to make high-resolution microscale pieces.
BMF has started microArch 3D printers worldwide launch after the original launch of the Systems in Asia. Also, it comes after the two latest updates from the company: the moving of its marketing offices from Shenzhen, China to Boston, Massachusetts and the election of John Kawola as CEO, Global Operations, previously the North American president of Ultimaker.
John Kawola, CEO at BMF said this: “When it comes to additive manufacturing the next frontier of innovation isn’t big, it’s high precision, small parts.”
“We’re seeing a convergence of major trends as the lines between additive manufacturing and miniaturization begin to dissolve. There’s no question that additive manufacturing starts to lose its appeal as parts get smaller.”
He added that challenges with accuracy and precision have hindered innovation for manufacturers and engineers who want to create small, high-resolution pieces. He said that this is soon to change thanks to the launch of the microarch.
A professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)BMF, Dr. Nick Fang, founded BMF in 2016. He started the firm together with Dr. Xiaoning He. Dr. He is a successive manager while Dr. Chunguang Xia is an additive manufacturing technologist.
Fang was learning how to utilize light to print on a plastic or polymer material. This resulted in the evolution of PμSL additive manufacturing technology. The PμSL mixes stereolithography and forecast lithography methods and UV ray to additively manufacture high resolution microstructures. It does this apparently at a range of over 100X smaller as compared to the hair of a human.
For instance, microArch P150 3D printing machine has the ability to print down a resolution of 2µm. Such accurate printing at a micro-scale may be helpful in several apps and this includes product growth, research, and industrial short-run manufacturing.
Originally, the co-founders created a crew in Shenzhen by Chunghia Xia and Xiaoning He to create the technology. Also, establishing new marketing headquarters in Boston, BMF also has facilities in Tokyo, Japan.
PµSL is utilized to power the whole microArch line of 3D printing machines. Before the international unveiling, the first microArch 3D printing machines dispatched in 2019 to clients in China. After that, more than 40 systems have been set up for several clients in Asia over a scale of sectors.
“We are very excited to own the first microArch 3D printer in Europe,” says Dr. Yinfeng He of the University of Nottingham. “The microArch from BMF has a good compensation between printing resolution and processing speed, which provides us with a fantastic tool in the production of customized geometries. The arrival of this machine will help boost our current research in electronics and biomedical devices.”