Applications
Micro 3D printing is the optimal manufacturing process for a variety of 3D printing applications across a wide variety of industries. The combination of ultra-high resolution, accuracy, and precision allows for more intricate, exact, and replicable parts.

Medical Devices

3D printing has already revolutionized how the medical community treats patients, but this is only the beginning. From stents to prosthetics to surgical planning, 3D printing can be used to print prototypes that optimize patient care. Enter the addition of biocompatible materials, the possibilities are endless. With the ability to achieve 2µm resolution, the microArch series of 3D printers are the perfect tool to print single-use medical components for medical 3D printing applications.

Electronics

Electronics is an industry that has benefited from a large number of new 3D printing applications. Innovation in electrical components and connectors continues to evolve as consumers and businesses look to expand performance while making devices that are smaller and smaller. This has challenged the connector industry, as traditional manufacturing techniques start to become less viable for production. Micro 3D printing offers new ways to produce these complex—and small—designs.

Microfluidics

Various industries have begun to implement microfluidic technologies for both production and development applications. The world of medical and drug research continues to find ways to mimic the human body through tools like Lab-on-Chip and other devices. The micro 3D printing of these products opens up new capability to not only create more accurate and complex systems, but to do so at a cost and speed that is currently not attainable.

Micro Mechanical Devices

Valves, pumps, sensors, speakers, microphones—any application where capability and performance is expanded through the use of small, high-precision components. These components are difficult and expensive to mold or machine today. The microArch series opens up a new range of capability and geometric freedom that has been historically out of reach for current additive manufacturing platforms.

Education / Research

The world of innovation is continually getting bigger, but parts are getting smaller and smaller. The innovators of tomorrow are the students of today. By using micro-scale AM platforms, academia is offered the tools to push the boundaries of product design, drug discovery, microfiltration, and MEMS research, widening the breadth and discovering a wide range of new 3D printing applications. 

We have been following the advancements of 3D printing very closely over the years. Until recently, there has not been a rapid process that could produce micro parts, with micro features and micron tolerances that our customers expect from a prototype. We believe high-precision 3D printing like this can be very complementary to serving the needs of our customers.
Aaron Johnson, VP of Marketing and Customer Strategy
Accumold
We are very excited to own the 1st S130 Micro Stereolithography 3D printer in Europe. The S130 machine from BMF has a good compensation between printing resolution and processing speed, which provides us a fantastic tool in production of customized geometries with a volume of centimetres at a few micron resolution. The arrival of this machine will help boost our current research 3D print electronic as well as biomedical directions.
Dr. Yinfeng
University of Nottingham
The parts say it all. The first time you see a part from a BMF printer you will be amazed. 3D printing, until now, has never been able to produce parts of such precision, and accuracy. Being able to capture thin walls and fine features at this scale and resolution, with unmatched reliability, is unprecedented from any 3D printing technology. This will absolutely usher in new industries, that have previously ignored 3D printing, to the world of rapid design iteration.
James Grimm, Senior Business Development Manager
Empire Group