Boston Micro Fabrication (BMF) manufactures high precision micro 3D printers for diverse use cases that require the unique combination of excellence in three key areas: resolution, accuracy, and precision. Using polymer and composite additive manufacturing, BMF is able to produce high-precision/high-tolerance industrial parts (2μm printing resolution and +/- 10µm tolerance). Today, BMF is the only industrial 3D printing company to match the quality of high-resolution injection molding and CNC processing.
Boston Micro Fabrication (BMF) was co-founded in 2016 by Dr. Nick Fang, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Dr. Xiaoning He, a serial entrepreneur. Our CTO, Dr. Chunguang Xia, an experienced 3D printing technologist joined BMF in 2018. BMF manufactures high precision micro 3D printers. The company’s microArch system uses a 3D printing approach called PμSL (Projection Micro Stereolithography) that leverages light, customizable optics, a high quality movement platform and controlled processing technology to produce the industry’s most accurate and precise high-resolution 3D prints for product development, research and industrial short run production. The technology represents a true industry breakthrough by empowering product manufacturers to capitalize on the benefits of 3D printing without sacrificing quality or scale.
Curiosity was one of the primary drivers of this discovery.
After realizing that we could print using light, we started to imagine the broader technology and business implications—envisioning how we might break down the barriers that previously prevented manufacturers from taking advantage of 3D printing for the production of microscale parts. We created BMF to explore the possibilities, and I am continually excited to see what our customers accomplish using the microArch.
– Nick Fang, Chief Scientist