Incus’ cutting-edge Lithography-based Metal Manufacturing (LMM) technology has earned us the prestigious Component Award at the Sinter-Based Additive Manufacturing Workshop at Fraunhofer IFAM! The winning component is a micro-scale gripper device that provides surgeons with improved control and maneuverability during laparoscopic interventions.
By using finer powders measuring less than 17µm in diameter (d90), we are able to reduce the resulting surface roughness (Ra) to levels even below 2µm. The Hammer Lab35 3D printer allows for a 15µm resolution in the X, Y, and Z directions, resulting in intricate details as shown.
The lack of support structures enables efficient multi-set production, with the potential to print over 110 devices in approximately one and a half hours.