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BMF Expands in Boston and Shenzhen

Boston Micro Fabrication (BMF), the pioneer in microscale 3D printing systems, today announced that it has expanded global operations with new state-of-the-art facilities in Greater Boston and Shenzhen, China.

Isometric Micro Molding Selects BMF for Micro 3D Printing

Boston Micro Fabrication (BMF), the pioneer in microscale 3D printing systems, announced today that Isometric Micro Molding Inc. added additional BMF printers to support its customers' early design verification and prototyping efforts with micro 3D printing capabilities.

A shot in the arm: How micro 3D printing could be used to deliver vaccines

A year ago, an industry began responding to one of the biggest pandemics in modern history. Face masks, face shields, ventilator components and nasopharyngeal testing swabs were output in their thousands, hundreds of thousands and millions as 3D printing providers and users mobilised.

At that time, Boston Micro Fabrication (BMF) was just announcing the international roll-out of its Projection Micro-Stereolithography (PμSL) 3D printing technology, which was first introduced in Asia. Such is the profile of PμSL – a technology designed to print micro scale parts at high accuracies and resolutions – it was never likely to play a role as the global 3D printer user base sought to plug the gaps in PPE and medical equipment supply chains. But months later, when it came to plotting the route out of this pandemic and other public health emergencies to come, BMF was invited to take part in a project led by Carnegie Melon University (CMU).

BMF and 4D Biomaterials find new way to manufacture implants

This achievement marks the first time a bioresorbable material has been printed using micro 3D printing and aims to revolutionise the way implantable medical devices are manufactured in the future.

Aimed at creating biocompatible and bioresorbable micro-scale medical devices, the joint innovation has a variety of applications and opportunities for medical device manufacturers and innovators, ranging from micro-scale rigid orthopaedic devices and fixations through to micro-scale soft tissue applications.

The partnership combines BMF’s innovative projection micro-stereolithography (PµSL) approach with 4D Biomaterials’ 4Degra resin inks which together will help to solve design and biocompatibility issues for medical device manufacturers.

BMF has a growing group of customers working to develop new micro-scale medical devices. Its approach is gaining favour within multiple markets as companies look to solve design problems by making components and parts smaller and smaller.

World First: 3D-Printing Technique Can Produce Bioresorbable, Micro-Scale Medical Implants

3D-printing equipment maker Boston Micro Fabrication (BMF) and UK-based 3D-printing materials company 4D Biomaterials announce that they have achieved the capability of printing micro-scale geometries using 4Degra bioresorbable materials. Reportedly the first time a bioresorbable material has been printed using this process, the technology has the potential to revolutionize the way implantable medical devices are manufactured. Miniature rigid orthopedic devices and micro-scale soft-tissue applications are cited by the companies as early opportunities.

The partnership combines BMF's projection micro-stereolithography (PµSL) approach with 4D Biomaterials' 4Degra resin inks. The inks are based on polycarbonate urethane chemistry and can be printed via PμSL and digital light processing to create finely detailed implantable medical devices that support the body's natural healing processes before degrading into harmless by-products that are absorbed and removed through normal metabolic processes. The chemistry can be tuned so that the 3D-printed product exhibits a range of mechanical properties.

3D printable bioresorbable material aids medical device designers

Boston Micro Fabrication (BMF), a pioneer in microscale 3D printing systems, and UK-based 3D printing materials company 4D Biomaterials announce the capability to print micro-scale geometries using 4Degra bioresorbable materials. This achievement marks the first time a bioresorbable material has been printed using micro 3D printing. It could affect the way implantable medical devices are manufactured in the future.

Aimed at creating biocompatible and bioresorbable micro-scale medical devices, the joint innovation has a variety of applications and opportunities for medical device manufacturers and innovators, ranging from micro-scale rigid orthopedic devices and fixations through to micro-scale soft tissue applications.

Micro Medical Devices to Be Developed by BMF and 4D Biomaterials

We’re still awaiting the nanobot medical revolution that was promised by science fiction decades ago and, at this point, we’re probably less and less sure that we’d want such a thing to begin with. Nevertheless, progress is being made in the world of tiny medicine. Boston Micro Fabrication (BMF) has teamed with British materials firm 4D Biomaterials to enable the 3D printing of microscale, bioresorbable, microscale medical devices.

BMF’s projection micro-stereolithography (PµSL) is similar to digital light processing (DLP), except that it uses a digital micro display projector to cure photopolymer resin at the microscale. This makes it capable of printing objects 100 times smaller than a human hair. So far, the company’s technology has been used for more complex electrical routing for microelectronic subsystems, among other applications. 4D Biomaterials develops 3D printable, biocompatible and bioresorbable materials that can exhibit such mechanical properties as softness, pliability, and adipose tissue-like behavior to firm and rigid, bone-like properties.

BMF and 4D Biomaterials Partner to Bring Bioresorbable Materials to Micro 3D Printing

Boston Micro Fabrication (BMF) and UK-based 3D printing materials company 4D Biomaterials announce the capability to print micro-scale geometries using 4Degra bioresorbable materials.

Aimed at creating biocompatible and bioresorbable micro-scale medical devices, the joint innovation has various applications and opportunities for medical device manufacturers and innovators, ranging from micro-scale rigid orthopedic devices and fixations through to micro-scale soft tissue applications.

The partnership combines BMF's projection micro-stereolithography (PµSL) approach with 4D Biomaterials' 4Degra resin inks, which jointly will help solve design and biocompatibility issues for medical device manufacturers, enabling opportunities for implantable devices and enhancing patient care.

3D printable bioresorbable material aids medical device designers

Boston Micro Fabrication (BMF), a pioneer in microscale 3D printing systems, and UK-based 3D printing materials company 4D Biomaterials announce the capability to print micro-scale geometries using 4Degra bioresorbable materials. This achievement marks the first time a bioresorbable material has been printed using micro 3D printing. It could affect the way implantable medical devices are manufactured in the future.

Aimed at creating biocompatible and bioresorbable micro-scale medical devices, the joint innovation has a variety of applications and opportunities for medical device manufacturers and innovators, ranging from micro-scale rigid orthopedic devices and fixations through to micro-scale soft tissue applications.