- 3D Micro-Scale Part Production
Horizon Microtechnologies allows customers access to the benefits of additive manufacturing at the micro-scale while circumventing several limitations of commonly used micro-3D printing materials and processes. Horizon’s innovative approach combines the precision, design freedom and ease of fabrication of photopolymer based micro-AM (and other 3D structuring technologies as required) with coatings that enhance functionality. Most notably, parts featuring surfaces with tailored conductivity and resilience against external influences such as chemicals, abrasion or elevated temperatures can be made. The achievable sheet resistances range from hundreds of Ω/ down to single mΩ/ and hence cover the metallic as well as the resistive regime. As such, Horizon Microtechnologies uses micro-AM as an enabling technology that stimulates innovation and pushes the boundaries of what is possible in micro-scale part production.
Our processes unlock the potential of micro-AM for customers looking to make geometrically complex, functionally-integrated precision parts, having not been able until now to find a 3D printing solution with the appropriate levels of precision or suitable material options.
You may make electrodes for life science applications and you are looking for electrodes with tailored surface area, precise three-dimensional placement of conducting traces, and integrated mechanical features such as barbs. Or you may be looking for a solution to flexibly make a small batch of contact pins or ESD-safe jigs with speedy turnaround times and low upfront costs.
Our coating processes are explicitly designed for — and compatible with — micro-3D printed part geometries and materials, meaning that when looking for parts and components such as mm-wave antennas, filters and waveguides, electrodes, sensor heads, pick-and-place end-effectors, and nozzles, you can now embrace the power, flexibility, agility, and design freedom of micro-AM for micro-scale conductive and environmentally resilient parts and components.
We offer development projects, protoyping and support small batch production runs of 100 – 10,000 pieces providing a viable manufacturing alternative to less accurate and less economical production approaches which can only play out their strengths after lengthy development cycles and in mass production.