DTI steps forward in nanomaterials industrial applications with CeraPrinter F-Serie by CERADROP
CERADROP, an MGI Group company based in Limoges, France, has delivered a CeraPrinter F-Serie to the Danish Technological Institute (DTI) for nanomaterials industrial applications.
“The modular-based CeraPrinter F-Serie is dedicated to complex functional multi-material components design and print,” stated Nicolas Bernardin, deputy managing director at CERADROP. “The platform offers the breakthrough approach in reaching the goal for smart nanomaterial applications. Its hybrid inkjet and Aerosol Jet materials deposition concept, an advanced software suite, curing modules and characterisation options provide the most innovative and complete solution for printed electronics and smart 3D printing.”
“The CERADROP 3D digital deposition system will be instrumental for our development on both material and component level,” noted Zachary J. Davis, team manager Nano Production & Micro Analysis at DTI. “We are observing a large push from the industry for digital production tools, and the F-Serie platform gives us the capability to develop along the entire value chain from material testing, process optimisation and component prototyping and pilot production. Having the possibility to handle multiple materials and materials systems using several curing and sintering systems in the same platform will streamline both material and component development, which is not available in other printing platforms. The F-Serie at DTI will be used as a test bench for nanomaterial development, with the purpose of process optimisation and pilot production of components for industrial applications. Several industrial cases are already being pursued mainly in the sensor application domain, however, we are looking to expand into textiles and printed medicine applications in the near future. DTI has identified the challenge of nanomaterial compatibility. This printing system has the highest degree of flexibility which allows us to focus on this main challenge.”
Caption: First trials launched at the DTI premises right after installation (photo: CERADROP)