3D METAL PRINTING AT MICROMETER SCALE.
FULLY INTEGRATED AND VERSATILE SYSTEM.
The FluidFM µ3Dprinter offers truly new capabilities in manufacturing microscopic and submicroscopic complex metal structures.
Pinpoint (micrometer) -accurate 3D printing revolutionizes micro-manufacturing by combining additive manufacturing with traditional microfabrication methods. The FluidFM µ3Dprinter supports the complete range of 3D printing possibilities, unified in a standalone system. From multi-material object printing to alloy material sciences: Enter new research spheres by using the latest manufacturing technology.
up to 1'000'000 µm3
PRINTING VOLUME (metal)
CHAMBER VOLUME (mm)
up to 100 µm/s
XY ±250 nm & Z ±5 nm
advanced platform, precise control.
A sophisticated system developed to another stage, the FluidFM µ3Dprinter takes the FluidFM technology into a new world.
The metal 3D printing optimized sample stage combines the best possibility to position, measure and print all your objects and surfaces with the high precision of FluidFM technology.
Based on the revolutionary stage technology, the FluidFM µ3Dprinter sets a new benchmark for positioning and repositioning with the entire printing chamber and enables direct metal printing.
FluidFM µ3Dprinter, your entry to manufacturing metal objects in micro- and submicrometer scale.
quality through variety.
Manufacture multiple objects with identical or individually modified parameters in one continuous production step.
Find the optimal geometry and material properties of your objects in a short time. Perform multiple experiments and benefit from high reproducibility. Collect strong statistics and increase confidence in your experimental results with the FluidFM µ3Dprinter.
Semi-automation, functional design, and intuitive operation software position the FluidFM µ3Dprinter as the first choice for your cutting-edge research tasks.
Unseen process control.
With the FluidFM µ3Dprinter you benefit from the use of an uniquely spacious building chamber for object printing.
The siginificant novelty of this 3D micro manufacturing technology is that the acting forces on the printing tip can be measured and used as feedback. This allows you to detect which areas of the object have already been printed. It can therefore be considered as a micro direct metal 3D printer with in situ printing process control.
Manufacture your objects in a controlled way within a spacious building chamber. Always. Everywhere.
compatibility leads to flexibility.
The FluidFM µ3Dprinter meshes well with standard existing lab accessoires. The system is designed with compatibility in mind.
Compatibility with standard multi-well plates ensures proper storage of the iontips in the correct solution and enables fast changes of the iontips and therefore the printing liquid during the printing process.
By supporting the multi-well plate as storage, together with the building chamber the system ensures high flexibility in multi material object printing and alloy material science.
Enjoy simple instrument operation and smooth system performance.
Boost your experimental throughput with increased manufacturing capability.
Experience the unprecedented flexibility in micro object manufacturing with the FluidFM µ3Dprinter.
DISCOVER THE FluidFM µ3Dprinter.
ENJOY THE BEST FluidFM EXPERIENCE.
Contact us to learn more about the FluidFM µ3Dprinter and download the FluidFM µ3Dprinter Factsheet.
FULLY COMPATIBLE WITH FluidFM APPS.
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS WITH THE
FluidFM MICRO 3D PRINTING TECHNOLOGY.
T. Zambelli, M. J. Aebersold, P. Behr, H. Han, L. Hirt, V. Martinez, O. Guillaume-Gentil & J. Vörös. FluidFM: Development of the Instrument as well as Its Applications for 2D and 3D Lithography. In: E. Delamarche, G. V. Kaigala. Open-Space Microfluidics: Concepts, Impementations, Applications (Chapter 14), 2018, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co.
J.V. de Souza, Y. Liu, S. Wang, P. Dörig, T. L. Kuhl, J. Frommer & G.-Y. Liu.
Three-Dimensional Nanoprinting via Direct Delivery
The Journal Of Physical Chemistry B. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b06978
N. Helfricht, A. Mark, M. Behr, A. Bernet, H.W. Schmidt & G. Papastavrou. Writing with Fluid: Structuring Hydrogels with Micrometer Precision by AFM in Combination with Nanofluidics. (Aug 2017) Small, 13(31). doi:10.1002/smll.201700962
L. Hirt, A. Reiser, R. Spolenak & T. Zambelli. Additive Manufacturing of Metal Structures at the Micrometer Scale. Advanced Materials, 29(17). doi: 10.1002/adma.201604211 Indirect Review.
L. Hirt, S. Ihle, Z. Pan, L. Dorwling-Carter, A. Reiser, J.M. Wheeler, R. Spolenak, J. Vörös & T. Zambelli. Template-Free 3D Microprinting of Metals Using a Force-Controlled Nanopipette for Layer-by-Layer Electrodeposition. Advanced materials. doi:10.1002/adma.201504967
Micro 3D printing.
J. Geerlings, E. Sarajlic, E.J.W. Berenschot, R.G.P. Sanders, M.H. Siekman, L. Abelmann & N.R. Tas. Electric field controlled nanoscale contactless deposition using a nanofluidic scanning probe. Applied Physics Letters, 107(12), 123109. doi:10.1063/1.4931354
R.R. Grüter, B. Dielacher, L. Hirt, J. Vörös & T. Zambelli. Patterning gold nanoparticles in liquid environment with high ionic strength for local fabrication of up to 100 µm long metallic interconnections. Nanotechnology, 26(17), 175301. doi:10.1088/0957-4484/26/17/175301
L. Hirt, R.R. Grüter, T. Berthelot, R. Cornut, J. Vörös & T. Zambelli. Local surface modification via confined electrochemical deposition with FluidFM. RSC Adv., 5(103), 84517 — 84522. doi:10.1039/C5RA07239E
D. Ossola, L. Dorwling-Carter, H. Dermutz, P. Behr, J. Vörös & T. Zambelli.
Simultaneous Scanning Ion Conductance Microscopy and Atomic Force Microscopy with Microchanneled Cantilevers.
Physical Review Letters, 115(23), 238103. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.115.238103
H. Dermutz, R.R. Grüter, A.M. Truong, L. Demkó, J. Vörös & T. Zambelli. Local polymer replacement for neuron patterning and in situ neurite guidance. Langmuir: the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 30(23), 7037 — 46. doi:10.1021/la5012692
Nanolithography / (chemical) deposition.
J. Geerlings, E. Sarajlic, J.W. Berenschot, R.G.P. Sanders, L. Abelmann & N.R. Tas.
Electrospray deposition from AFM probes with nanoscale apertures. In MEMS 2014 (pp. 100 — 103). San Francisco: IEEE. Retrived from
R.R. Grüter, J. Vörös & T. Zambelli. FluidFM as a lithography tool in liquid: spatially controlled deposition of fluorescent nanoparticles. Nanoscale, 5(3), 1097 — 104. doi:10.1039/c2nr33214k
P. Schön, J. Geerlings, N. Tas & E. Sarajlic. AFM Cantilever with in Situ Renewable Mercury Microelectrode. Analytical chemistry, 85(19), 8937 — 42. doi:10.1021/ac400521p FluidFM and currents.