The researchers have developed a 3D printer that combines scrolling digital light processing with multiphoton polymerisation. (Image: Fraunhofer ILT)

Researchers 3D print polymer microstructures

Applications include microfluidic chips for laboratory diagnostics, micromechanical components and complete microfluidic systems for efficient point-of-care diagnostics

The new production lines can physically and digitally map the entire AM process chain via digital twins (Image: Siemens Digital Industries)

Two additive manufacturing production lines installed in Germany

The new lines have been established at Siemens Energy’s gas turbine plant in Berlin, and at Toolcraft AG’s headquarters in Georgensgmünd

Micromarking on a gold dubloon for anti-counterfeiting purposes, made using QiOVA’s structured light beam (Credit: QiOVA)

Innovation and trends in laser marking

Anita Chandran explores the latest challenges facing manufacturers and users of laser marking systems

A miniature permanent magnets printed via selective laser sintering. (Image: UrFU/Oksana Meleshchuk)

Scientists 3D print miniature magnets

Such magnets could be used in the electric motors and generators of pacemakers

Integrators such as GFH Micromachining, 3D Micromac, and LLT Applikation develop complete laser micromachining systems featuring all the laser, motion control, software, and safety components required to realise high-quality applications (Image: GFH Micromachining)

Micromachining systems adapt to market demands

Susan Fourtane on the market trends integrators are having to respond to when developing new systems








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