Multiphoton at IEEE 2016

Fraunhofer ISC Spin-Off Multiphoton Optics GmbH booth at IEEE-NEMS 2016 conference in Matsushima. Two Photon Adsorption process cross-links material in the focal point of laser beams and so creates 3D optical structures for future communication devices!

Press Release – High-precision 3D printing (Hannover Messe)

Multiphoton Optics GmbH, April 18, 2016

We are presenting our latest news on Multiphoton Optics LithoX3D products during this year’s
Hannover Messe, April 24 – 29, 2016, Hall 6, Booth: 44.8. Learn more about our standard and customized high-precision 3D printer series LithoProf3D with its unique additional features LithoDILL3D and LithoBath3D, our software package LithoSoft3D and our Prototyping & Engineering LithoP&E3D support.

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Celebrate with us our equipment and software product launch by downloading our LithoSoft3D Software Demo at www.multiphoton.de which will be available at the exhibition. A short videoclip will convince you of the user-friendliness of our LithoSoft3D software platform. You are invited to test our flexible software package which is designed for the LithoProf3D high-precision 3D printing equipment (also known as high-precision 3D printer) as well as stand-alone software for GCode compatible manufacturing machines. The software features several editors, among which are a highly flexible lens editor to define smooth aspheric or custom lens shapes and a work bench editor which allows the fabrication of multiple objects or object arrays on a substrate, for example combining microlenses with woodpiles and optical waveguides (“Photonic Wire Bonds”) or any other arbitrary structures. A unique feature is the possibility to repair damaged stl files after their import. GCode can be created to use ISO GCode commands or Aerotech commands.

LithoSoft3D meets the most demanding requirements, and is available for standard 3D structuring jobs and sophisticated work flows with selectable exposure strategies – 3D printing from the 100 nm to the cm scale with highest precision.

We support your activities in the exciting world of high-precision 3D printing for enabling optimized and novel innovative products for Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, and Biomedicine.

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MPO offers a High-Precision 3D Printing Equipment (LithoProf3D) Platform and Software (LithoSoft3D) for high-precision 3D printing of arbitrarily shaped structures in the volume or on the surface of materials. The equipment allows additive and subtractive processes. Our technology supports a scalable process for the high-precision fabrication of 3D optical interconnects (sometimes called Optical Wire Bonds) to integrate optical links on-chip, between optical chips, packages, and printed circuit-boards. The processes are compatible to standard processes in electronic manufacturing, saving app. 80 % of the process steps. This enables to significantly reduce energy consumption in production and to save other resources in production and in end-use, for example in high performance computing. We also provide prototyping & engineering services for aspheric or freeform microoptics, and biomedical products, such as scaffolds for tissue engineering, microfluidic cells, or drug delivery structures.

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“High-precision 3D printing for biomedical applications” published in HealthTech Event

The interaction of fs laser pulses with hybrid materials is of high interest. Since the triggered reactions are strongly confined to the focal region, the formation of free-form 3D-printed micro-/nanostructures can be easily carried out with highest precision. The method’s appeal is an intrinsic scalability from the 100 nm to the cm regime. For the restoration of diseased or damaged tissue, the growth of cells on 3D porous scaffolds for tissue engineering is a promising approach to generate autologous tissue. The influence of structure type and size is shown for primary human microvascular endothelial cells.

 

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Photonics West 2016 – Meet and Greet

Nano Tech 2016 – Meet and Greet

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Presenting High-Precision 3D Printing Software

Save the date!

We are presenting our latest news during this year’s Photonics West Exhibition in San Francisco, Moscone Center, February 16 – 18, 2016, Booth: 4629-21. Learn more about our standard and customized high-precision 3D printer options LithoProf3D and our software package LithoSoft3D.

Celebrate with us our software product launch by downloading our LithoSoft3D Software Demo which will be available at the exhibition. You are invited to test our software which is available with our LithoProf3D high-precision 3D printer and as stand-alone software for GCode compatible manufacturing machines. It meets the most demanding requirements, and it is available for standard 3D structuring jobs and sophisticated work flows with selectable exposure strategies – 3D printing with highest precision from the nanometer to the centimeter scale.

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Bavarian Cluster Nanotechnology at nano tech 2016 – The 15th International Nanotechnology Exhibition & Conference

Press Information 
January 2016

Bavarian Cluster Nanotechnology at nano tech 2016 –
The 15th International Nanotechnology Exhibition & Conference
Visit the joint booth of the Cluster Nanotechnology!
Venue: Tokyo Big Sight, Japan East, East Exhibition Hall 5, 5J-16
Date & Time: Jan. 27 (Wed.) – Jan. 29 (Fri.), 2016, 10:00-17:00

Würzburg/Tokyo. – The countdown for nano tech 2016, the world’s largest nanotechnology exhibition is running!
In less than one week nano tech 2016 will open its gates. More than 1,300 exhibitors from 27 countries will present the latest developments in advanced materials, high precision manufacturing technologies and nano-level measurement.
50,000 visitors are expected to attend the show! Therefore, the participation in nanotech exhibtion is an absoulte must!
For the Bavarian Cluster Nanotechnology the participation in nanotech exhibition has become a fixed tradition:
For the ninth time already, the Cluster Nanotechnology is participating and presenting selected network members, actual activities and projects from the cluster network. In particular, product developers and decision makers from the industry who are looking for new trends and innovative technologies or who are seeking for actual developments and solutions for their problems will find an optimal platform to generate new contacts or to seek for new cooperation partners from the cluster network. Co-exhibitors from the cluster network are this time the European Centre for Dispersion Technologies, GBneuhaus, Multiphoton Optics and the Networks NanoCarbon and nanoInk.

We would be most pleased to welcome you at the joint stand of the Cluster Nanotechnology or as participant of the

Session: Nanotechnoloy – Innovations made in Germany (organized by IVAM)
Date: January 27th, .2016, 1:30 p.m – 3:00 p.m. / Venue nanotech/German Pavillion

Further information: www.nanoinitiative-bayern.de / www.nanocarbon.net / www.nanoink.de / www.nanosilber.de
Contact: Sonja Pfeuffer, Phone +49 (0) 931 31-89372, E-Mail: Sonja.Pfeuffer@nanoinitiative-bayern.de

 

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Optical Interconnects XVI – Novel Optical Waveguide and Interconnect Technologies

High-precision 3D printing: fabrication of micro-optics and integrated optical packages

15 February 2016 • 11:00 – 11:20 AM | Part of SPIE OPTO

M. Esslingera, R. Houbertza, S. Steenhusenb, G. Prevec, M. Shawd

a Multiphoton Optics GmbH, Friedrich-Bergius-Ring 15, 97076 Würzburg, Germany

b Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC, Neunerplatz 2, 97082 Würzburg, Germany

cCNIT, Sede Scientifica di Ingegneria – Pal. 3, Viale G.P. Usberti, 181/A, 43124 Parma, Italy

dSTMicroelectronics, Agrate Brianza, Italy

Supercomputing is reaching out to ExaFLOP processing efficiencies, creating fundamental challenges for the way that computing systems are designed and built. The governing topic is the reduction of power used for operating the computer system, and eliminating the excess heat generated from the system. Current thinking sees optical interconnects on most interconnect levels to be a feasible solution to many of the challenges, although there are still limitations to the technical solutions, in particular with regard to manufacturability in high volume.

We present new concepts for micro-optical devices that allow for higher integration and degrees of automation by additive manufacturing. Our two-photon-absorption (TPA) machine achieves surfaces of optical quality and enables rapid prototyping and rapid manufacture of micro-optical components such as lenses, waveguides, and integrated optical components. The fabrication process is compatible with ORMOCER® materials of excellent transmission in the data and telecom regime, but not limited to this class of materials. We introduce a new type of grating coupler, which allows to significantly decrease the overall package size in vertical direction by enabling flat mounted glass fibers. Apart from the higher degree of miniaturization, we discuss a concept to relax the fiber positioning tolerances compared to present grating couplers, which often still require passive and active alignment. The focus of our discussion is on production speed, reliability, automation and reduction of total process steps for fabrication of electro-optical boards.

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Frontiers in Ultrafast Optics: Biomedical, Scientific, and Industrial Applications XVI

High-precision 3D printing for biomedical applications

14 February 2016 • 11:00 – 11:20 AM | Part of SPIE LASE

R. Houbertza, S. Steenhusenb, K. Obelb, H. Wolterb, J. Nickelc, H. Wallesc

aMultiphoton Optics GmbH, Friedrich-Bergius-Ring 15, 97076 Wuerzburg, Germany

bFraunhofer ISC, Neunerplatz 2, 97082 Würzburg, Germany

c University Hospital Wuerzburg, Chair Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Roentgenring 11, 97070 Wuerzburg, Germany

Optical technologies cover a broad range of applications which make use of the generation and the manipulation of light, and they open up a wide field of novel applications when combined with electronics or biologics. Many efforts have been made to develop laser light sources in order to continuously increase their application potential. The interaction of ultra-short laser pulses with polymer or glass materials is of high technological interest. Since the triggered reactions are strongly confined to the focal region, the formation of free-form 3D-printed micro and nano structures can be easily carried out with highest precision.

For biological applications, the appeal of this method is an intrinsic scalability strongly improving the fabrication of, e.g. microfluidic cells, scaffolds for tissue engineering approaches, or drug delivery systems. For the restoration of diseased or damaged tissue the growth of cells on 3D porous scaffolds for tissue engineering (TE) is a promising approach to generate autologous tissue. Scaffold structures should not only have microscopic feature sizes, but also large overall sizes fabricated from biocompatible or biodegradable materials. Appropriate types of functionalization additionally create binding sites for, e.g. biomolecules and/or cells, thus enabling a precise control of cell adhesion, spreading, growth, and differentiation. The scalability of the method ranging from the sub-100 nm regime to the cm range is demonstrated, and the influence of structure type and size has been shown already for primary human microvascular endothelial cells.

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