As the pioneer and market leader in high-precision additive manufacturing, we are your reliable partner for microfabrication systems, software, and solutions. We are a vibrant, award-winning company and a BICO company since June 2021. More than 3,000 system users are driving future-shaping applications with over 1,300 peer-reviewed journal publications.
Our latest innovation is the Quantum X align – Best-in-class 3D printer with nano-precision alignment system and the first 3D printer with advanced 3D alignment capabilities that enables the printing of freeform microoptical elements directly onto optical fibers and photonic chips, setting new standards in the design and fabrication of microoptical elements. The Quantum X align provides robust and reliable alignment solutions for realizing efficient light couplers via Free Space Microoptical Coupling (FSMOC) between chips and optical fibers. Auto-aligned 3D printing significantly reduces complex chip-level mode field tuning, eliminates active alignment and enables novel and unprecedent use of freeform microoptics at optical interfaces.”
In 2007, a team of researchers from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) set out to rethink microfabrication. At that time, Two-Photon Polymerization (2PP), the underlying core physics and chemistry for the Nanoscribe technology, was a small niche research topic. The founders however recognized the potential and made 2PP-based 3D printers commercially available. Besides the 2PP-based 3D Microfabrication technology, Nanoscribe revealed its proprietary Two-Photon Grayscale Lithography (2GL ®) with presenting the maskless lithography platform Quantum X in 2019. 2GL combines 2PP with the qualities of grayscale lithography and thus enables rapid and precise microfabrication of ultra-smooth surfaces and structures with excellent shape accuracy in 2D and 2.5D. Providing hardware, software, materials and processes as a complete solution is the key to our customers’ success today and the crucial driver for applications in a wide variety of sectors such as life sciences, microoptics, material engineering, microfluidics, micromechanics and MEMS. Now, Nanoscribe has over 100 employees, operates subsidiaries in Shanghai (China) and Boston (US) and is a member of the BICO Group (formerly CELLINK) since June 2021. Our customers and more than 3,000 active operators are based in more than 30 countries worldwide, in science as well as in industry. Breakthrough research is highlighted in more than 1,300 peer-reviewed journal publications. We are actively involved in promising research and development projects with partners from science, research, industry and we also cooperate with our customers in many projects. As market and technology leader in our field, our high-precision 3D printers and maskless lithography systems are established as fundamental tools in nano-, micro- and mesoscale fabrication.