Press ReleasesHolo Expands offering with PureForm™ MicroAM – the highest resolution platform at production scale
Company on track to be among the world’s largest producers of production metal additive manufacturing parts in 2021
NEWARK, CA – AUGUST 25TH, 2021 – Holo, the metal additive manufacturing company, today announced the launch of PureFormTM MicroAM in copper, stainless steels and other metals. PureFormTM MicroAM is the highest resolution and highest throughput metal AM platform on the market, capable of producing parts with features less than 50μm, enabling a wide range of applications including electrical components, jewelry, and medical and dental devices.
“Traditional manufacturing approaches, such as Swiss CNC, molding and casting are either too costly for volume production or cannot produce complex parts with such fine features.” said Hal Zarem, CEO, “PureForm™ MicroAM enables our customers to access parts at a lower cost and produce geometries that cannot be made any other way.”
PureForm™ MicroAM has already unlocked capabilities for customers in the electronics industry, producing fine featured micro inductors coils, built with 400µm strands (Figure 1) and in high-end custom jewelry (Figure 2a-b):
“We’ve been blown away by the resolution and surface quality of the parts Holo can produce and are excited to explore the direct metal printing of jewelry with them,” said Simon Evans, senior manager, Diamond Center Wales “Leveraging the design freedom of additive and the fine features of PureForm™ will allow us to create truly unique, custom pieces for our clients that couldn’t be made using other manufacturing processes.”
Other AM applications that have been enabled by PureForm™ MicroAM include stainless steel biopsy scoops used in medical applications with sharp point features, down to 20µm (Figure 3) and dental abutments with printed functional threads that hold a 200µm pitch (Figure 4).
“We are excited to continue to offer new capabilities to our customers, enabling us to support a host of new MicroAM applications from surgical equipment and dental, to micro-electronics, micro-robotics, consumer electronics and jewelry.” Said Arian Aghababaie, co-founder and chief strategy officer.
This comes after the company earlier this year launched PureForm™ to produce high-performance pure copper parts directly for customers using its proprietary high-resolution, high-throughput technology – another first for the industry. PureForm™ MicroAM is ramping up at Holo’s 20,000-sq foot production facility in the San Francisco Bay Area, where it has capacity to produce tens of thousands of parts per month.
Figure 1: Micro inductor coils printed in a 24-piece array. 20 such arrays can be printed simultaneously on one Holo PureForm™ printer
Figure 2a: Rendering of ring and setting designed by Diamond Center Wales that takes advantage of the design innovations enabled by PureForm™
Figure 2b: Holo printed & sintered setting with 300µm features and a surface roughness that “rivals casting”
Figure 3: Medical biopsy scoop with 20µm sharp point segments
Figure 4: Dental abutment with printed functional M1.4 thread
Holo is driving mass adoption of metal additive manufacturing (AM) for volume production. Holo’s PureForm™ platform of proprietary hardware, materials and software produces high resolution geometries that cannot be made any other way and in any material that can be powderized and sintered, including pure copper, stainless steels and other metal alloys. By leveraging PureForm™ and the design freedom that AM offers, Holo enables customers across industries spanning semiconductor, high performance compute, consumer electronics, automotive, aerospace and medical to realize the complete benefits of AM in their products. Holo is lowering the barriers of adoption by producing high-performance parts directly for customers and is ramping up to manufacture thousands of production parts per month. Spun out of Autodesk in 2017, the company is headquartered in Silicon Valley. To learn more, visit www.holoam.com.