Fabrication techniques in the fluidic/microfluidic industry are too slow and expensive for a prototyping approach. There is a clear market need for a device able to fabricate prototypes in an efficient, cost-effective manner.
Blacktrace Holdings Fluidic Factory is the first commercially available 3D printer able to reliably fabricate custom-made fluidically sealed devices. This is done in an extremely fast, user-friendly manner. Unlike any other 3D printer on the market, Fluidic Factory, which won a 2016 R&D 100 award, has been custom designed from scratch with the aim of ensuring the production of milli- and micro- fluidic devices able to contain fluidically sealed features. All other 3D printers focus on creating well-defined external shapes and give secondary importance to inner parts. Contrarily, the Fluidic Factory gives primary importance to inner features and ensures that any embedded channel is fluidically sealed.
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