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New 4Degra bioresorbable materials support micro 3D printing

Boston Micro Fabrication (BMF), one of the pioneers in microscale 3D printing systems, and UK-based 3D printing materials company 4D Biomaterials have jointly achieved the capability to print micro-scale geometries using 4Degra bioresorbable materials. This marks the first time a bioresorbable material has been printed using micro 3D printing and the two companies expect it will revolutionize the way implantable medical devices are manufactured in the future.

BMF and 4D Biomaterials Make Micro-Scale Geometries with Bioresorbable Materials

One area in which micro 3D printing has been steadily gaining interest is in the medical sector. Thanks to the ability to create smaller and smaller parts, 3D printing enables customized medical devices for patients. Now, Boston Micro Fabrication (BMF) and 4D Biomaterials have made yet another step forward in the sector. Recently, the two companies announced that for the first time they have the capabilities to print micro-scale geometries using 4Degra® bioresorbable materials.

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

Boston Micro Fabrication (BMF), the pioneer in microscale 3D printing systems, and UK-based 3D printing materials company 4D Biomaterials today 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 and will revolutionize the way implantable medical devices are manufactured in the future.

3D Printing Mingles with Micro

Propelled by materials advances, innovative techniques and performance improvements, additive manufacturing (AM) has come a long way since the days of experimentation for prototyping or consumer hobbyist applications.

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

Boston Micro Fabrication (BMF), the pioneer in microscale 3D printing systems and UK-based 3D printing materials company, 4D Biomaterials today 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 and will revolutionize the way implantable medical devices are manufactured in the future.

125 GHz Frequency Doubler using a Waveguide Cavity Produced by Stereolithography

This letter reports on the first Schottky diode frequency doubler with a split-block waveguide structure fabricated by a high-precision stereolithography (SLA) printing process. The printed polymer waveguide parts were plated with copper and a thin protective layer of gold. The surface roughness of the printed waveguide parts has been characterized and the critical dimensions measured, revealing good printing quality as well as a dimensional accuracy that meets the tight tolerance requirements for sub-terahertz active devices.

3D Printing For More Circuits

After several years of experimentation, and growing success in volume manufacturing for some use cases, technologies for 3D printing of electronic circuits are becoming more common. Some innovations in processes and materials are moving these technologies closer to mainstream electronics manufacturing.