Ceradrop’s CeraPrinter F-Serie now equips EPFL’s Microsystems for Space Technologies Lab

CERADROP's CeraPrinter F-Serie

Ceradrop, a MGI Group company based in Limoges, France, designs and markets materials deposition digital printers exclusively for the printed electronics industry and smart 3D printing. Now, a CeraPrinter F-Serie, which is a modular-based scalable platform, has been installed at the EPFL Microsystems for Space Technologies Lab (LMTS) at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, a leading European technical university in Switzerland.

“In the world of competitions and challenges for producing new exciting applications, we are proud to be selected by such a brilliant institution like EPFL–LMTS: Microsystems  for Space Technologies Lab in Switzerland,” said Nicolas Bernardin, deputy managing director at CERADROP. “The institution is strongly involved in cutting-edge research activities for smart microsystems, foil and elastomeric based sensors and actuators. Preparing the offer for one of our CeraPrinter models we have included the high-end configurations and options in order to supply all-in-one advanced equipment for state-of-the-art research goals. The F-Serie printer produced for EPFL-LMTS includes inkjet and Aerosol Jet printing. The equipment embeds the most advanced digital printing technologies in combination with the post-processing units: UV/NIR curing & four points probe resistivity measurements. In addition to Inkjet printing, the system comes with a complete Aerosol Jet configuration: ultrasonic and pneumatic aerosol generators with nozzles for printing fine and wide patterns. Currently, being tightly involved in the partnership between CERADROP and EPFL-LMTS, this fact makes us proud to highlight our mutual collaboration for interactions in technology improvement and bilateral promotion of our activities.”

“We are very excited about our new F-Serie printer delivered by CERADROP,” says Dr Danick Briand, team leader and senior scientist at EPFL-LMTS. “This tool is unique on the market in its complete configuration ‘all-in-one’ thanks to the modular concept offered. Such a tool is necessary for us to face the present and future R&D challenges in the field of printed electronics and microsystems. The printer provides flexibility to achieve high resolution, large area and 2.5D printing of a wide range of ink and material formulations. Thanks to this system, we are in a unique position to innovate in our academic and industrial R&D projects.In addition to strong progresses expected in 2D printing of electronic and sensing components, the technology enables printing (2.5D) on objects with topography, for emerging developments on functional and smart 3D printed components.”

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