PROFACTOR offers 3D printing services that meet the highest technological standards. PROFACTOR can rely on its infrastructure and know-how gained from countless research projects – especially with respect to material conformance, surface refinement and surface characterization.
The focus is on the production of prototypes, whose surfaces are furnished with printed micro- and nanostructures.
The infrastructure of PROFACTOR covers the most important 3D printing equipment – right down to a resolution of the Z-axis of 16 µm.
- Connex 3 Polyjet
- Nano Scribe
- Micro Solid Creator
- Form 2
- Hage 72l
- Ultimaker 2 Extended+
Applications examples for 3D printing services:
- Micro Fluid Devices. Used for life science applications. The printed microchannels require surfaces that produce the desired capillary effect.
- Phantom printing: Polyjet printers can produce “synthetic copies” of body parts and organs of a person that exactly match the consistency that of a true body. This allows availability of “training objects” for planned operations.
- Optical lenses: 3D printing allows lenses and other optical components with outstanding and functional characteristics.
The conversion of tool-inserts for injection-molds using 3D printers replaces expensive tool-inserts made of metal. PROFACTOR manufactures master structures that can be used repeatedly.
Use of inkjet prints
In addition, there is the possibility to apply functionalities to the 3D-manufactured prototypes by means of inkjet printing – like electrical conductors, organic photovoltaic cells or similar among other things.