3D Printing for High Precision Microscope - Suba Engineering

SUBA Engineering 3D Print Interview

Mat Oliveira, Product Design and Support Engineer from Australian based SUBA Engineering shows us how SUBA Engineering is using Ultimaker 3D printers to make final production parts for their high precision industrial digital microscope

Mat shares with us his journey on how he came to narrowing down his selection of 3D Printers, after an extensive search of what was available on the market. Mat talks about the benefits of 3D printing compared to traditional methods, such as injection molding.

The SUBASCOPE 2020 features a number of 3D printed parts, and Mat explains how they were post-processed, making it look professionally finished, much like injection molded products.

comparisson 3dprint 3d printed shock absorbers
A comparative close-up between the finish of the 3D printed part against the final painted housing of the microscope. Polymaker Polylite PETG was used to print the housing.  A close up of the 3d Printed shock-absorbers underneath the device. It prevents small vibrations as you are using the microscope.



Above a photo of SUBA Engineering's Ultimakers at work, printing the housing for their high precision digital microscope.

Image courtesy of SUBA Engineering


The SUBASCOPE 2020 is great for inspecting electronics. For more information about this high precision microscope, head on over to https://www.suba.com.au/


We tested the SUBASCOPE 2020 on a Australian $20 bill. Check out the video below, showing the intricate details you may have never realised was there under 200x magnifications

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