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ANFF-Q purchases Multiphoton’s MPO 100 two-photon polymerization tool

Bringing the first MP 100 system to the Australian continent

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The Australian National Fabrication Facility – Queensland Node (ANFF-Q) based at the University of Queensland, Australia has purchased Multiphoton’s recently-launched MPO 100 two-photon polymerization tool. The system, developed by Multiphoton Optics GmbH, and manufactured by its parent company Heidelberg Instruments Mikrotechnik GmbH, will provide cutting-edge micro- and nano-fabrication fabrication capabilities to ANFF-Q.

“ANFF-Q is an open-door R&D facility assisting clients from industry and academia to progress their products. To expand our fabrication capabilities, ANFF-Q was looking for a nano 3D printer with the highest printing resolution as well as advanced fabrication techniques and the MPO 100 met all our criteria”, said Anthony Christian, ANFF-Q Manager. “The technical details of the MPO 100 stand out from other potential candidates – especially the achievable resolution of 100 nanometers as a pivotal parameter and the very attractive stitching-free fabrication capability”, added Juan Li, Senior Professional Officer Micro- and Nano-fabrication at ANFF-Q.

ANFF-Q purchases Multiphoton's MPO 100 two-photon polymerization tool. Bringing the first MP 100 system to the Australian continent.

ANFF-Q serves a wider scope of applications than normal R&D facilities and provides a safe, IP-neutral environment where the clients’ designs and developments remain their property. Multiphoton’s MPO 100 two-photon polymerization tool will be used for target applications in micro-optics, microfluidics, microneedles, and diffractive optical elements. The system will be the third Heidelberg Instruments machine, after the MLA 150 and a µPG101, which are already in use at ANFF-Q.

“The MPO 100 was officially introduced into the market end at the end of January in 2022. The purchase of the tool by ANFF-Q was one of the first orders and confirms the customer-oriented development of the system. We are looking forward to a close collaboration with ANFF-Q”, said Dr. Benedikt Stender, CEO of Multiphoton Optics.

During the tender, Multiphoton Optics was supported by Heidelberg Instruments’ local distributor, Nano Vacuum – who has already worked closely, on several successful projects, with ANFF-Q. “We are thrilled to be able to bring the first MPO 100 system to Australia. With over 25 years of experience in the nano-fabrication industry, Nano Vacuum is always eager to see the conception of innovative tools and cutting-edge technologies in the research space!”, said Dr. Ava Faridi, Product Manager at Nano Vacuum.

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