Metal additive manufacturing (AM) company Holo has developed a 3D printer which can make finely detailed electrical components, jewelry, and medical and dental devices. 

PureForm MicroAM, a new machine in its PureForm range, can reportedly process copper, stainless steels and other metals and can produce parts with features less than 50μm. In one application it printed micro inductors coils built with 400µm strands, stainless steel biopsy scoops used in medical applications with sharp point features, down to 20µm and dental abutments with printed functional threads that hold a 200µm pitch.

‘Traditional manufacturing approaches, such as Swiss CNC, molding and casting are either too costly for volume production or cannot produce complex parts with such fine features.’ said Hal Zarem, CEO. ‘PureForm MicroAM enables our customers to access parts at a lower cost and produce geometries that cannot be made any other way.’

 PureForm MicroAM is currently be used at Holo’s 20,000 ft2 production facility in San Francisco, where it can reportedlu produce tens of thousands of parts per month.

This story uses material from Holo, with editorial changes made by Materials Today.