Discovering the Potential of Micro-AM: A Game-Changer in Precision Manufacturing

When it comes to producing highly precise and tightly-toleranced parts and components, having a vertically integrated development and manufacturing partner can prove invaluable. Horizon Microtechnologies, an expert in micro-AM technology services, is stepping up to meet the needs of customers who are interested in exploring the possibilities offered by AM but lack the expertise or infrastructure for in-house production.

By offering a subcontract service, Horizon Microtechnologies provides companies with the opportunity to harness the benefits of AM for precise and small-scale parts and components. This vertically integrated approach encompasses the entire process, from part design to in-house micro-AM production and even in-house coating. The company recognizes that many businesses are aware of micro-AM but have yet to fully grasp its precision and repeatability as a production process. With their vast expertise in micro-AM technologies, Horizon aims to bridge this gap for companies looking to leverage the advantages it offers.

The integration of manufacturability considerations into the design phase of the microfabrication process greatly reduces the number of iterations during product development. This not only saves time, but also lowers overall costs and accelerates time-to-market. Moreover, tight control and coordination throughout the production stages ensure optimal material selection, seamless quality control, streamlined communication, and enhanced process efficiency. The interdependencies of each process step are established, resulting in full transparency and tight control over the manufacturing process.

Micro-AM is proving to be a viable technology for applications that previously dismissed it due to perceived limitations in precision and material options. With the ability to achieve single micron tolerances, precise surface finishes, and high optical resolution, micro-AM now offers a production solution for applications that demand exceptional resolution, accuracy, and precision. Horizon Microtechnologies is excited to unlock the potential of micro-AM for their customers, showcasing its cost-effectiveness, design freedom, and innovation-stimulating capabilities across various industries.

In addition to their micro-AM service, Horizon also provides proprietary coating processes that further enhance the functionality of parts produced on micro-AM platforms. These coatings enable precise and homogeneous coating of 3D substrates, with the option for selective coating. Offerings include HMT-Metal, which provides high conductivity; HMT-Protect, offering enhanced resilience against external influences; and HMT-Conductive, providing transparent conductive coatings.

With Horizon Microtechnologies leading the way, micro-AM is poised to revolutionize precision manufacturing, opening new possibilities and driving innovation in an array of industries.

FAQ: Micro-AM Services and Coating Processes by Horizon Microtechnologies

1. What is micro-AM technology?
Micro-AM technology refers to the process of using additive manufacturing (AM) to produce highly precise and tightly-toleranced parts and components on a small scale. It enables the creation of parts with single micron tolerances, precise surface finishes, and high optical resolution.

2. What services does Horizon Microtechnologies offer?
Horizon Microtechnologies offers a subcontract service that allows companies to harness the benefits of micro-AM for precise and small-scale parts and components. Their vertically integrated approach includes part design, in-house micro-AM production, and in-house coating.

3. How can Horizon Microtechnologies help companies leverage micro-AM?
Horizon Microtechnologies aims to bridge the gap for companies interested in micro-AM but lacking expertise or infrastructure for in-house production. With their vast expertise in micro-AM technologies, they can provide guidance and support to help companies fully utilize the precision and repeatability of micro-AM as a production process.

4. What are the advantages of integrating manufacturability considerations into the design phase?
By considering manufacturability during the design phase of the microfabrication process, the number of iterations during product development can be greatly reduced. This saves time, lowers costs, and accelerates time-to-market. Tight control and coordination throughout the production stages also ensure optimal material selection, quality control, communication, and process efficiency.

5. What are the proprietary coating processes provided by Horizon Microtechnologies?
Horizon Microtechnologies offers proprietary coating processes that enhance the functionality of parts produced on micro-AM platforms. These coatings enable precise and homogeneous coating of 3D substrates, with options for selective coating. Offerings include HMT-Metal (high conductivity), HMT-Protect (enhanced resilience against external influences), and HMT-Conductive (transparent conductive coatings).

Related Links:
Horizon Microtechnologies (Main website for Horizon Microtechnologies)
Micro-AM Technology (More information about micro-AM technology on the Horizon Microtechnologies website)
Coating Processes (Detailed information about the proprietary coating processes offered by Horizon Microtechnologies)