additive manufacturing

Nanoscribe launches Quantum X align

Nanoscribe, is debuting the Quantum X align, a new high-performance 3D printer at the Photonics West Conference and Exhibition. The Quantum X align is the first 3D printer with 3D alignment capabilities that enables the printing of freeform microoptical elements directly onto optical fibres and photonic chips, as the company aims to set new standards in the design and fabrication of microoptical elements.

3D printing copper is important in the space industry for printing rocket nozzles, like the one produced by Stratasys Direct Manufacturing, shown here

Lasers initiate copper 3D printing take-off

Optically-driven additive manufacturing is entering uncharted territory with challenging reflective, thermally conductive metals such as copper, finds Andy Extance


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