|NanoScale Systems (Nanoss) GmbH|
3D Nanoprinting is used in modern scanning electron microscopes (SEM) that are fully adapted to nano3DSenseTM . There, a highly focused electron beam with a diameter of a few nanometers only is available in high vacuum for 3D printing. This beam is used as an ultra-tiny “pen” for the layer-by-layer production process of sensors. We achieve unbeatable small dimensions, which allow sensor sizes below 10 nanometers if required. And this on almost all material surfaces or geometrical shapes (see video above). The groundbreaking flexibility of our method allows e.g. the provision of quickly adjustable production series or the fast implementation of tailored rapid prototyping requests in R&D for our customers in a cost-effective and unrivaled manner.
More than 250 complex processing steps in cleanroom technology – from CAD design to the finished product – are eliminated without compromises: Consequently turning away from traditional semiconductor and silicon processing technologies (such as lithography masks, resists, and cleanrooms), nano3DSenseTM allows us to bypass multiple complex and expensive production steps for microelectronic components such as sensors and to revolutionize the entire production process.
For the first time, our micro components are directly printed three-dimensionally (3D) with true nanometer precision on a customer-specific substrate and are there immediately operational e.g. for sophisticated force or pressure measurements. In contrast to the traditionally known lithography, thanks to 3D Nanoprinting, the achieved results can also be used to drastically improve and simplify the sensor design, which otherwise would require an elaborate measurement setup.