3D printing tiny parts for big impact

Using tech co-developed by MIT Professor Nicholas Fang, Boston Micro Fabrication makes ultraprecise, millimeter-sized products.

via MIT

BMF says its printing technology, called projection micro-stereolithography, makes it the only 3D printing company that can match the precision of injection molding. That allows customers to avoid ordering tiny molds for new products and prototypes, a process that can take time and be prohibitively expensive — Kawola says the molds needed to make some of the parts BMF prints cost up to half a million dollars. That makes 3D printing the cheaper and simpler production option in many cases.

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