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3D PRINTING FOR GLASS MICRODEVICES

FEMTOPRINT WON AGAIN THE EPHJ ‘GRAND PRIX DES EXPOSANTS’ 2019!

We thank all the teams who collaborated to realize this challenging tool: Galatea Lab, Instant Lab (EPFL Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, CH), Prof. Thomas Wolfensberger at Jules-Gonin ophthalmic hospital (Lausanne, CH), Innosuisse and everyone who supported us during this project! We share this important award with all of you, because we made this amazing journey together!

TECHNOLOGY

FEMTOPRINT® is a 3D printing technology that uses light as a powerful ink source. The beam, focused inside glass, locally modifies the refractive index and density of the material. Depending on exposure parameters, waveguides can be formed to realize complex integrated optical components or three-dimensional structures with additional chemical etching. All of these features are possible with high complexity, precision, and aspect ratio. 
 

FEMTOPRINT® is the sole 3D microfabrication platform capable of material structuring using arbitrary patterns to produce challenging, monolithic 3D shapes in glass with high precision, sub-micron resolution, and with an additional polishing step, optical surface quality. 

PERFORMANCES

- < 1 µm resolution
- Surface roughness Ra < 100na
- Aspect ratio > 1:500
- Glass-to-glass seal withstands > 100 bar
- Repeatability & Alignment precision < 1 µm

ALL-IN-ONE

- 2D and 3D free-form manufacturing
- Writing of optical patterns
- Glass-to-glass encapsulation
- Drilling and cutting
- Polishing for surface treatment

GLASS PROPERTIES 

- Optical transparency
- Inert material: biocompatible and resistant to chemical reaction
- Durable: resistant to corrosion, abrasion, and scratches
- Thermally and mechanically stable
- Low conductivity: suitable for electrical isolation
- Low-cost and abundant
- High flexural strength and elasticity

UNIQUE 3D STRUCTURES 

Combination of 3D microdevices with metal deposition and surface functionalization

 
 

OFFER

FEMTOprint acts as a Single Source Partner: from R&D and rapid prototyping to serial production of 3D microdevices, or 3D printing platforms for educational purposes.

FEMTOprint  SOLUTIONS

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​For Customers looking for R&D solutions
 

  • R&D projects for Customers
    Design of new devices
    EU/Innosuisse/Community projects
    New process engineering

FEMTOprint SERVICES

 

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​For Customers asking for contract manufacturing services
 

  • Rapid prototyping
    Serial production of 3D microdevices
    Industrial production of 3D microdevices
    Metrology inspections
    Certification of conformity

FEMTOprint SYSTEMS

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​For Customers interested in our FEMTOPRINT® Platform
 

  • 3D printing platforms for academics
    3D printing industrial solutions
    Maintenance services
    Training/Tutorials

Mr Guillaume Tourrel

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Advanced Studies Manager, Oticon Medical, France

​FEMTOprint provide us an incredible quality of work. In a one shoot try, the component was much better than other known technics. Finding a such partner will enable us to develop more accurate and realistic models for the design of our future devices.

Mr Stéphane von Gunten

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Responsable Laboratoire & Technologies, Ulysse Nardin SA, Switzerland

​It is an enormous pleasure to work in collaboration with all the team of FEMTOprint. They take all the challenges we give to them for the fabrication of high complex 3D microstructures made out of glass. These horological microparts could not be done with others technologies with such a high degree of accuracy (which is about 2 to 5 µm). Little channels of about 0.4mm or microtexts are also included into the material.

Dr. Comtet Louis

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Andriamanampisoia. Mechanical Engineer, Picometrics Technologies, France

FEMTOprint worked closely with Picometrics Technologies in order to manufacture microfluidic parts for our projects. They enabled us to have complex glass products, with very tight dimensions and not feasible by other companies.

TESTIMONIALS

APPLICATIONS

 
 

ABOUT US

FEMTOprint is a Swiss high-tech company dedicated to contract manufacturing of 3D printed microdevices in glass and other transparent materials, as well as development and assembly of 3D micromachining platforms for rapid prototyping and industrial serial production.

 

Through the innovative, award-winning FEMTOPRINT® process, we are changing the way complex industrial microsystems are designed, manufactured, and used.

The FEMTOPRINT® platform enables the creation of a large variety of 3D microdevices in many different application fields, such as optics and photonics, micro- and opto-mechanics, micro- and opto-fluidics, micromoulding, electronics, and 5D high-density memory. 

 

MEDIA

 

Contact us!

FEMTOprint SAVia Industria 3 | 6933 Muzzano | Switzerland | info@femtoprint.chsales@femtoprint.ch | T +41 91 960 10 70 | CHE-449.443.760

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Sales Partners

EUROPE

 

Benelux

Mr. Josef Rickenbacher

Josef.Rickenbacher@femtoprint.ch

+41 91 960 10 70

ASIA and MIDDLE EAST

Japan

Japan Laser Corporation (JLC)
Mr. Takaki Nishio & Mr.
Kyohei Tomita

2-14-1, Nishi-Waseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 169-0051 Japan

meas@japanlaser.co.jp

www.japanlaser.co.jp
T: +81 3 5285 0862

F: +81 3 5285 0860

Israel

Bi-Pol
Mr. Evyatar Poleg
1 Shimshon st. Ramat Hasharon, Israel

evyatar@bi-pol.com

www.bi-pol.com
T: +972-3-5400204

Korea

ShinhoTEK Co., Ltd
Mr. Yoonho Kim
#1306, 19 Gasan digital 1-ro, (Daerung Techno Town-18)
Geumcheon-gu, Seoul, Korea (Zip code: 08594)

Yoonho.kim@shinhotek.com

www.shinhotek.com
T: +82-2-852-0533 
F: +82-2-853-0537