Boston Micro Fabrication (BMF) achieves 30% YoY growth

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Boston Micro Fabrication (BMF), a complicated manufacturing options for ultra-high precision purposes supplier, has reportedly achieved a 30% development in gross sales in 2023. BMF additionally secured $23 million in Collection D funding, launched in new markets, and expanded its San Diego Analysis Institute (SDRI) – rising to 200+ workforce members and serving greater than 1,800 corporations worldwide.

BMF’s development is grounded in its distinctive, excessive precision and micro decision 3D printing know-how – Projection Micro Stereolithography (PμSL) – which leverages gentle, customizable optics, a high-quality motion platform, and managed processing know-how to supply the best precision on the 2μm scale. The corporate is targeted on figuring out distinctive purposes for this know-how utilizing new supplies comparable to BMF MED and Mechnano’s Formula1µ to assist propel innovation throughout industries.

“Amid a difficult financial setting on each a world stage and for the 3D printing trade, we’re very pleased with the progress made over the past 12 months to assist our prospects push the boundaries on what is feasible with our know-how. And whereas a whole lot of this success is because of sturdy execution from our workforce, a lot of it’s primarily based on our product-market focus and the truth that we’re constructing a high-value, differentiated enterprise,” mentioned John Kawola, CEO of Boston Micro Fabrication.

Entry into dental markets: Ultrathineer

In 2023, BMF entered the dental market with the launch of Ultrathineer, the world’s thinnest beauty dental veneers. Beauty veneers are at the moment pressed or milled, and intrusive preparation and grinding are normally required to make sure match. With Ultrathineer, this grinding is minimized or eradicated – creating a greater expertise for sufferers with much less time-intensive procedures for dentists.

This product is a part of the corporate’s technique to determine and develop high-value purposes the place its know-how platform can add distinctive worth. Testing and growth have been going properly, with clearance from the US Meals and Drug Administration (FDA) anticipated by mid-2024.

“Small components requiring very excessive ranges of precision are troublesome to prototype and manufacture, and we’re persevering with to handle segments of the manufacturing and design market that will not be potential by means of different strategies,” mentioned Kawola. “3D printing is a robust software right here, and we’re persevering with to uncover new purposes for our know-how.”

San Diego Analysis Institute

In 2023, BMF additionally started analysis at its San Diego Analysis Institute, a brand new analysis and growth heart in San Diego, California, that has been fashioned particularly to develop and incubate end-product concepts which can be uniquely enabled by BMF’s micro-3D manufacturing platform.

The primary initiative underway is the event of next-generation lab-on-chip buildings that leverage the distinctive benefits of micro-3D printing for cell and tissue cultures. Whereas the idea of a lab-on-a-chip was first launched over 20 years in the past, this new chip introduces a vascularized platform for drug discovery and beauty testing. SDRI goals to revolutionize these industries by means of its ongoing analysis and growth of latest manufacturing strategies and superior capabilities for these buildings.