Femtoprint: Precise 3D printed microdevices in glass – Novus Light Today
FEMTOprint is a Swiss high-tech company dedicated to contract development and manufacturing of precise 3D printed microdevices in glass. It was founded in 2013 by Nicoletta Casanova after taking a very short sabbatical following the founding of another successful tech company.
The story begins back in 1994 after Nicoletta graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering from the ETHZ, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. She worked as Technical Director at a lab for material testing and at the same time as a researcher at EPFL, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne. At the EPFL, she began working with Daniele Inaudi, a fellow researcher, on an optical fiber deformation sensing system for civil engineering structural monitoring, helping him to develop practical applications for his promising technology.