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A pioneer in digital microdispensing technologies since 1984.


Providing Equipment and Services to Research Labs and Industries for Last 30+ Years

MicroFab develops and commercializes high-payoff applications for microdispensing and precision printing using ink-jet technology. The capabilities of ink-jet microdispensing are applicable to a wide range of industries and applications. Examples include microdispensing of nanometal dispersions & precursors; liquid solders; adhesives; optical and electrical polymers; and biomedical materials, including diagnostic reagents, proteins, and DNA. The speed, precision, and digital nature of ink-jet printing technology makes it well suited for automated control in the manufacturing plant or research laboratory.

MicroFab, founded in 1984, has been a pioneer in developing manufacturing technologies and instrumentation based on piezoelectric ink-jet dispensing. These efforts have led to 42 issued patents assigned to MicroFab, and we have authored 27 for our customers.

MicroFab offers our customers solutions to their microdispensing requirements by offering a combination of consulting services, application development services, job-shop services, and equipment sales. Underlying the equipment and services we offer to our customers is our ongoing in-house research efforts on novel applications of ink-jet technology.


jetlab® Printing Systems

Jetlab family of printing platforms, highly versatile, easy to use, and internationally recognized.

Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

This white paper compiles recent work done by MicroFab's customers.

TissueJet Printing Platform (PDF)
Video of jetlab®

jetlab® Printing System in operation at Center for Advanced Additive Manufacturing at University of Sheffield in UK.

Curvilinear Printing in 3D

jetlab® Printing Systems now can print curved lines, and over structured (3D) surfaces, in print-on-the-fly mode.

 

About

MicroFab develops and commercializes high-payoff applications for microdispensing and precision printing using ink-jet technology. The capabilities of ink-jet microdispensing are applicable to a wide range of industries and applications. Examples include microdispensing of liquid solder; adhesives; optical and electrical polymers; and biomedical materials, including diagnostic reagents, proteins, and DNA. The speed, precision, and digital nature of ink-jet printing technology makes it well suited for automated control in the manufacturing plant or research laboratory.

MicroFab, founded in 1984, has been a pioneer in developing manufacturing technologies and instrumentation based on piezoelectric ink-jet dispensing. These efforts have lead to 42 issued patents assigned to MicroFab, and we have authored 27 for our customers.

MicroFab offers our customers solutions to their microdispensing requirements by offering a combination of consulting services, application development services, job-shop services, and equipment sales. Underlying the equipment and services we offer to our customers is our ongoing in-house research efforts on novel applications of ink-jet technology.

Why Choose MicroFab?

The MicroFab team has been active in ink jet research and development for over 30 years. MicroFab is staffed by professionals with advanced degrees in material science, fluid dynamics, and business; and with expertise in computer modeling for all aspects of the ink jet process. MicroFab is dedicated to making your deposition process a success, and we will be here to support you as your process moves from concept to the production line.

MicroFab has successfully demonstrated ink jet printing with over 500 fluids from customers that vary from large to small. The fluids range from gases at cryogenic temperatures to solder at over 300°C. We have developed a broad product line of ink jet platforms and subsystems which are used in house by MicroFab personnel to develop these processes. No other ink jet company in the world has the wide ranging experience that you will find at MicroFab.

We thoroughly understand the challenges on the process development path. At MicroFab, your technical staff can work ‘hands-on’ in the laboratory with our staff to evaluate feasibility and explore options before making a capital equipment decision. All of our components, subsystems, and platforms can be configured to match your needs - rather than modifying your goals to match equipment used in other industries.

There are no shortcuts to a successful development, but experience, knowledge and outstanding customer support (see Testimonials) can help steer around the pitfalls. Make the right choice.

Contact MicroFab for more information.

Directions

MicroFab
1104 Summit Ave., Suite 110
Plano, TX 75074

(972) 578-8076 voice
(972) 423-2438 fax




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Directions From: Dallas/Fort Worth Airport to MicroFab

  1. From rental car lot exit, go east on S. Rental Car Dr. Name of road changes twice while curving through airport.
  2. At intersection with Highway 161, go north (left). This becomes President George Bush Turnpike and you will pass through four (4) tollbooths requiring $0.75 each time. President George Bush Turnpike changes from Highway 161 to Highway 190 along the way. You will change from driving generally north to generally east. Distance is around 20 miles.
  3. Exit 190 at Jupiter after crossing over US 75 (very tall overpass). Go north (left) on Jupiter.
  4. Cross Plano Parkway. Turn left (west) on Summit, which is the 1st street north of Plano Parkway.
  5. You will go almost to the end of Summit. At the end of the first block, there is a dogleg left (turn left & immediately right). At the end of the next block, there is a stop sign. MicroFab is almost at the end of the third and last block. We are in the next to last building on your left (south). Turn in driveway before passing the building and our sign is half way down.
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Directions from Dallas Love Field to MicroFab

  1. At airport exit (you will be traveling south) turn left (east) onto Mockingbird Pkwy.
  2. Continue on Mockingbird through the Lemmon Ave. and Inwood Rd. At the Dallas North Tollway. Turn left (north) onto the Tollway.
  3. Continue north on the Tollway past Interstate 635 and through another tollbooth. Continue north on the Tollway until you reach the intersection with Highway 190/George Bush Toll Road.
  4. Exit Highway 190 /George Bush (east). Go through one tollbooth and then follow steps 3-5 above.