To support additional material options for its customers, Boston Micro Fabrication (BMF) has qualified Mechnano’s Formula1µ resin for use in its 10 micron S240 printers and the company’s newest 3D printer platform, the 25 micron microArch S350. BMF’s platform is ideal for printing micro-scale parts with high-resolution features, along with a broader range of small parts requiring high accuracy or precision.
Formula1µ revolutionizes static dissipative part fabrication for use in 90C and below environments by making it fast and affordable. The new qualification allows researchers and manufactures to create prototypes, manufacturing aids, and end-use parts with electrostatic dissipative (ESD) properties.
“Our team is excited to announce this qualification,” said Mechnano President Bryce Keeler. “Formula1µ provides BMF customers with a high-performance resin—delivering the highest tensile strength option available on the BMF platform and the only resin that dissipates static electricity. With the dual increase of electronics usage and decrease in chip size, the applications requiring micro-ESD parts are growing daily.”
“We’re continuing to collaborate across the industry to expand the use of 3D printing from discrete, prototyping applications into a solution that drives highly precise production of parts across industries including electronics, medical devices, and the life sciences,” said BMF CEO John Kawola. “Thanks to Mechnano’s innovation, we’re now able to offer our customers another material option to support their prototyping and longer-term production needs.”
Mechnano’s Formula1µ is a black, rigid, static-dissipative photopolymer resin that was created using the company’s proprietary discrete Carbon Nanotube technology, D’Func, to produce high resolution, Nano-Uniform ESD parts with isotropic properties and no carbon sloughing.
BMF will begin offering this material for sale in September 2023 under the name Formula1µ. Learn more about the solution here: https://mechnano.com/formula1u/
Mechnano is an Additive Manufacturing (AM) materials company, and the only in the World enhancing AM materials with discrete, dispersed, and functionalized carbon nanotubes. The company’s proprietary technology, D’Func, allows for exponential improvements of nearly all types of AM materials with properties that were previously thought impossible. Headquartered in Arizona, this US company is backed by over a decade of research and development and protected by over 130 process and composition of matter patents. D’Func enables improvements in areas such as static dissipation, impact, tear resistance, and tensile. Learn more at mechnano.com and LinkedIn.
About Boston Micro Fabrication
Boston Micro Fabrication (BMF) enables highly precise, micro-scale 3D printing across healthcare, the life sciences, electronics, and machining industries. Using the company’s proprietary PμSL (Projection Micro Stereolithography) technology, the microArch system printers produce the industry’s most accurate and precise high-resolution 3D prints for product development, research, and industrial short run production. Founded in 2016, BMF has offices in Boston, Shenzhen, Chongqing and Tokyo with a research and development center in San Diego. For more information on BMF please visit www.bmf3d.com or follow the company on LinkedIn.