Nano Dimension announced three new micro 3D printers to add to their Fabrica line.
One of the company’s focus areas is micro 3D printing, where tiny precision objects can be printed. How tiny? We’re talking parts only a few mm across, with part resolutions near one micron. Their Fabrica line has been providing this capability for some years now.
The three new systems are the Tera 25, Giga 250 and Giga 25. The Tera models have a much larger build volume than the Giga series, although both are far smaller than you’d see in a typical desktop 3D printer for obvious reasons.
The Tera 25 has a build volume of 50 x 50 x 100 mm, with an optical resolution of only 0.008mm. Layer thickness can be as small as 0.005mm. This is a resin machine that uses 385nm materials.
The Giga 25 has the same resolution and accuracy as the Tera 25, but with a much smaller build volume: 12 x 18 x 45 mm. This creates an option for companies making parts at this scale: if you are just making one at a time, the Giga 25 might be appropriate, but if you are making batches than the Tera 25 could allow multiple to be produced at the same time on the larger build plate.
Then there’s the Giga 250. This device has an extremely small build volume of only 6 x 9 x 45mm. That might be the smallest build volume I’ve ever written down!
However, in that build volume the Giga 250 is able to produce objects with an optical resolution of only 0.002mm, with layer thicknesses as small as 0.001mm. This should enable operators to produce extraordinarily detailed small objects.
It seems that Nano Dimension has been listening to customers and adapted their technology in a variety of packages that should address their needs.
Via Nano Dimension