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A XNUMXD nanometer printer for the production of extremely tiny structures

The printer that the AVBA company will present at the "Nano-Israel 2016" exhibition from 0 makes it possible to print tiny three-dimensional structures, with a line thickness of several nanometers. Among the possible applications for the printer: building micro-motors, such as for carrying low-motility sperm towards the egg in order to treat fertilization problems and building tiny devices to carry medicines to designated areas of the body.

XNUMXD printer for the production of nanometer systems. AVBA PR photo
XNUMXD printer for the production of nanometer systems. PR photo of AVBA company

 

AVBA, the exclusive representative of Nanoscribe in Israel, will present the next generation of nano 2016D micro-printers as part of the "Nano-Israel 100" conference. The new printer is based on the principle of writing in photoresist (a material sensitive to exposure to light) by a precise laser beam. The printer is able to "write" three-dimensional structures in high resolutions, and in the company's estimation, these are particularly fast writing/printing capabilities in the fields of tiny and complex structures. Over 25 nanometric printers have already been installed in about XNUMX different countries in the world. The first XNUMXD printer system in Israel was installed at the Hebrew University at the Broida Center for Innovation in Engineering and Computer Science.

The printer combines two modes of writing: ultra-precise Piezo, which allows for careful and arbitrary ranges of movement in three dimensions, plus a very fast Galvo that enables the process of building structures layer by layer. It allows the application of precise structures in orders of magnitude compared to other technologies. According to the assessment, within a short time this will be the standard technology for the production of tiny structures. The printer recently won the World Technology Award in the materials category.

The industrial and scientific applications of this technology are almost unlimited and uses of the printer can be seen today in research in the field of micro-optics, photonics, materials research, medicine and in a variety of fields in the life sciences.

Among the possible applications for the printer:

  • Construction of micro-engines, such as for carrying sperm with low mobility towards the egg in order to treat fertility problems.
  • Construction of tiny devices to carry drugs to designated areas of the body.
  • Construction of structures for tissue engineering research / XNUMXD cell culture.
  • Construction of tiny wires for the purpose of connections and packaging of advanced electronic circuits (chips)
  • Making nozzles to control very tiny flows - many and varied uses.
  • Creating "smart" materials with properties that have not yet been found in nature - compounds of various elements such as plastics and metals that will be used, for example, in optical filters, medical devices, remote aerial control, protective cover for earthquakes, super lenses and more.

The printer makes it possible to print tiny three-dimensional structures, with a line thickness of several nanometers (for reference, the average thickness of a human hair is about 80,000 nanometers). The 'writing' is done on a physical principle of exposing light-sensitive material (a principle similar to photography using film). The development makes it possible to carry out what was until now defined as science fiction, such as printing nanometer robots, which are able to move in the human body and lead drugs to problem areas, or to study physical phenomena with a precision that was until now almost impossible.

The nano conference will be held between February 22-23. It is an international event dealing with innovations and business opportunities in the fields of materials, medicine, engineering, semiconductors and other innovative industrial fields. The conference will be held in the Smolarch Auditorium, at Tel Aviv University, and according to estimates, over 1200 participants will attend. The guests will be able to get an impression of over 40 Israeli nano companies that will present their innovations, hundreds of students from all over the country will present their works in "posters" and in a special booth of MetimoP - the Israeli Industry Center for Research and Development, and in collaboration with the chief scientist, some of the more advanced applications of the field will also be presented.

Nano Israel conference website

2 תגובות

  1. help genetically damaged sperm move towards the egg?? This must go down in the pages of history as the worst possible application ever in the history of possible applications of anything.

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