Micro 3D Printing Applications in AR/VR

Jun 3

09:30 AM - 09:55 AM


Miniaturization is the trend to manufacture even smaller mechanical, optical and electronic products, medical devices, and other high-value parts. This trend continues to be strong, with year-over-year growth in many markets. One of the limiting factors to miniaturization is the inability of traditional manufacturing methods like injection molding and CNC machining to effectively and economically produce smaller and smaller parts.

Additive Manufacturing (AM), or 3D Printing has been around now for over 30 years. For a long time, there were only a few technologies available and applications were generally limited to prototyping. Past advances in AM have come short in meeting the needs of small parts, printing them at a resolution, accuracy, precision and speed that made them a viable option for end-use production parts. That has all changed. Additive Manufacturing and Miniaturization are now converging – in a very meaningful and impactful way.

The growth in the AR/VR market and pace of innovation is opening up applications that were not even imagined a decade ago. With this comes challenges for manufacturing to scale at the same pace. Many leading AR/VR technology companies have started using micro 3D printing as a method for producing various micro-precision components as an alternative to traditional fabrication methods – finding huge time and cost savings.

Learn how micro-precision 3D printing enables companies in this competitive space to address development challenges limited by current microfabrication methods, but also allows companies to explore the potential of pushing the limits on miniaturization by expanding the boundaries otherwise thought impossible with 3D printing.


Director of Sales, the Americas , Boston Micro Fabrication

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