Newport Corp. has introduced the Laser μFAB, a tabletop laser microfabrication workstation for research applications. It is designed for use in additive and subtractive processes, including 3-D microfabrication by two-photon polymerization (TPP), laser ablation and surface structuring of materials, volumetric writing of waveguides and microfluidics, nanosurgery and microdissection. Applications using TPP in custom or commercial photoresists include photonics, microelectronics and microelectromechanical systems. Materials that can be used in ablation and surface structuring include biological targets. Waveguides and microfluidics can be volumetrically written in glasses and polymers. Nanosurgery and microdissection can be performed in vivo for subcellular investigations of model organisms. The Laser μFAB can be configured for use with femtosecond laser oscillators, amplifiers, optoelectronic pulse amplifiers and other types of lasers in the visible to near-infrared range.