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Experience Performance, Productivity, and Reliability Improvement in Semiconductor Capital Equipment

Additive Manufacturing for Semiconductor Capital Equipment

Semiconductor lithography and wafer processing equipment require constant innovation to meet the accuracy, speed, reliability, and productivity demands of increasingly complex microchip production. Additionally, the continual need for increased quality, improved total cost of ownership, reduced time to market, and minimized supply chain disruption persists.

With decades of expertise in semiconductor applications and metal additive manufacturing, 3D Systems has a dedicated team that understands these challenges and can help semiconductor OEMs and suppliers overcome them. As a complete solution provider, we will collaborate with you on application development, helping you transition from prototype to production and enabling your own metal additive capabilities.

Process More Wafers and Achieve Higher Lifecycle Value with Increased Machine Speed and Uptime

Applications of Additive Manufacturing in the Automotive Industry

Optimise the performance of propulsion, drivetrain, and surrounding components through rapid iteration while meeting high-temperature and flame-resistant requirements. Our additive manufacturing solutions allow you to produce durable 3D-printed parts quickly, helping you gain a competitive advantage and protect your intellectual property.

Underhood / Powertrain

Optimise your cabin's physical, functional, and visual experience. Without requiring expensive tooling, our additive manufacturing solutions allow you to create a better concept car prototypes. You can make these with realistic texture and surface finishes that can be printed, plated, painted, and wrapped directly. Additionally, you can create innovations such as fastening systems and integrated latching to provide new design methods for manufacturing services.

Body Interior and Trim

Our broad portfolio and durable materials enable you to produce rigid exterior panels for concept car components that don't deform over large surfaces. This capability allows you to direct air where it is needed, reduce drag, and ultimately maximise aerodynamic performance whilst maintaining precise control over Class A exterior style. Sensory mounts can also be added, giving you a unique and innovative way to collect additional analytics.

Body Exterior and Panel

Create high-performance structural systems by leveraging an accurate and efficient 3D printing process, allowing you to produce lightweight parts and reduce inertia whilst increasing overall strength. Further enhance your manufacturing process with access to a wide range of metal alloys, enabling you to leverage efficient and effective post-processing and cleaning.

Metal Structural Components

Optimise fluid management to maximise the use of valuable package space. With our innovative air and fluid handling solutions, you can produce complex geometries that represent design intent, and test them to validate component and system performance. Your parts will not only allow for valuable concept evaluation but will also withstand environmental extremes and the pressures and flows whilst providing the chemical compatibility and stability needed over time.

Air and Fluid Handling

Create durable tools such as injection mould and die-cast tool inserts that perform in ways unachievable with traditional tool making, and build them in a fraction of the time.

Advanced tools with innovations like conformal cooling often necessitate innovative production methods to deliver quality parts at production volume. With the short lead times of 3D-printed durable tooling, you can accelerate the iteration and innovation of these advanced tools.

Metal Durable Tooling

The Experience and Technology to Gain a Competitive Advantage

Our manufacturing facilities offer increased capacity, flexibility, and reduced inventory. We can help eliminate supply chain risks for OEMs through technology transfer by replicating our manufacturing processes and qualifying your suppliers.

Scalability and Risk Reduction

Establish your own metal additive manufacturing capabilities and quickly scale to production volumes while partnering with us to develop new concepts/prototypes.

Metal AM Expertise and Capability

Our metal additive solutions ensure high material quality and part accuracy, producing parts in an inert atmosphere with a steady, ultra-low oxygen level — coupled with proprietary processes for optimal particle cleanliness. This results in metal parts that meet clean room requirements and are fit for use in high vacuum environments.

High Quality and Accuracy for Clean Room Environments

Produce more wafers by improving semiconductor equipment accuracy, speed, reliability, and throughput. Realize performance benefits in critical parts and subsystems, including thermal management, optimal fluid flow, lightweighting, and part consolidation.

Performance and Productivity

Optimally design, rapidly iterate, and manufacture components with complex features, including wafer tables with conformal cooling channels, part-consolidated end effectors, and advanced kinematic couplings and flexures for optical components. 

Design Flexibility

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