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BMF Launches Ultra-precision Industrial Grade 3D Printer

Oct 09, 2020

Although 3D printing technology has been applied in the field of industrial production, its quality, strength, and precision are not satisfactory to all users. In response to this problem, Boston Micro Fabrication (BMF), a micro 3D printing system manufacturer, has launched a micro 3D printer microArch S240 for industrial production, loaded with patented projection micro stereolithography technology (PμSL), which has a larger printing volume and speed, The ability of precision products.

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Miniature ceramic gear printed with microArch S240


BMF's PμSL technology uses a micron-level resolution UV flash lamp to quickly photopolymerize the liquid polymer layer to produce delicate and reproducible parts. According to reports, this technology can print microstructures 100 times smaller than a human hair, and is ideal for terminal components and prototypes in industries such as microfluidics, electronics, medical device manufacturing, and biotechnology.


The design of microArch S240 is large (100x100x75 mm / 750 cm), which can meet the needs of industrial production, and because of its advanced spreading mechanism, its printing speed is 10 times faster than previous models. This means that larger or smaller parts can be produced while maintaining the 10 μm resolution and +/- 25 μm tolerance of other printers.


microArch S240 can print industrial-grade composite polymers and ceramics, and can also produce more powerful micro-precision parts because it can handle higher molecular weight materials with a viscosity of up to 20,000Cp.

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Micro-ceramic turbine rod printed with microArch S250


In addition, BMF and chemistry expert BASF (BASF) have developed a new functional engineering material for microArch S240, called BMF RG. The material is derived from BASF's Forward AM Ultracure3D photopolymer resin series, which has high strength and durability suitable for industrial production needs.


"The new BMF RG material from the Forward AM Ultracur3D photopolymer resin production line will enable users to achieve ultra-high resolution of parts," said Oleksandra Blacka, BASF's photopolymer, medical and dental business development manager. "The microArch S240 printer is solving a market that has not been served before. Now, this cooperation will enable customers, especially those in the medical industry, to assemble complex projects that are too small to handle on the previous printing platform.