Best Development in 3D Printing
May 15, 2017 by
Tobias Weber

We are very proud to announce that Cytosurge’s newest technology, our FluidFM µ3Dprinter, has been honored with an award at the IDTechEX Show! in Berlin last week. At this exhibition, the latest emerging technologies are presented, amongst others in the field of 3D printing. The award in 3D printing is bestowed as part of the exhibition and aims to “recognize an important innovation in the 3D printing industry.”

IDTechEX Award 2017

Cytosurge’s FluidFM µ3Dprinter is the world’s first 3D printer capable of delivering sub-micron resolution in direct metal printing, while offering scalability and good prospects in both production cost and speed. The FluidFM technology opens a new world for metal object manufacturing and enables research opportunities in fields such as microelectronics, semiconductors, surface modification, microbots, sensors, material science and many other fields. Virtually any design can be offered to the system, including overhanging structures with 90 degree angles, without support structures or post processing steps. High-precision surface modification processes can also be executed by printing ultra-thin or structured objects and by depositing multiple metals at the target surface. With the FluidFM µ3Dprinter various metals like Cu, Ag, Au, Pt can be printed. The printing of other metals (Sn, Cd, Cr, Ni etc.) and various alloys are under investigation.

We are very happy that our FluidFM µ3Dprinter is honored with this award. We highly appreciate that our innovative work - in not only developing a completely new technology for 3D printing, but also setting it at a scale that has never been seen before - is thus rewarded. This shows us, that we are on the right track and further encourages us to continue our innovative research into this new field.