How Can 3D Printing Impact the Semiconductor Supply Chain?
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Just as AM as a whole is being used as a tool to ensure more flexible, sustainable supply chains, 3D printing will be used to do the same for microchip production. AM has played an increasing role in augmenting the semiconductor industry by enabling the production of tooling as well as individual parts and assemblies for capital equipment used to produce microchips.
ASML, which has a monopoly on microchip production as the only current maker of extreme ultraviolet lithography machines, has installed 3D printed components in its UV systems since at least…
Feature image courtesy of ASML.
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