Los Alamos National Laboratory trusts in CeraPrinter F-Serie by CERADROP-MGI


CERADROP, a MGI Group company based in Limoges, France, supplied Los Alamos National Laboratory with one of its state-of-the-art platforms, the CeraPrinter F-Serie. The Los Alamos National Laboratory, inspired and driven by Richard P. Feynman, is renowned for fostering, deploying and delivering innovation. CERADROP has provided the prestigious laboratory with its cutting-edge equipment to address the most challenging R&D problems. CERADROP’s expertise is focused on designing and manufacturing advanced systems for printed electronics and smart 3D printing.

“By providing our customers with such an all-in-one tool for the deposition of various functional materials, we confirm our strong knowledge based on materials science,” states Tim H. Luong, national sales manager at CERADROP. “We released around 50 installations all over the world offering the users flexible digital printing solutions permitting to overcome any challenge in the design and print of complex functional devices. Besides our innovative approach in the hardware, the CERADROP team provides high quality training and maintenance support based on strong care about the customers.”

The CERADROP instrument is currently operating in the Chemical Microscopy Center, as part of the Physical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy (C-PCS) group lead by group leader Dr Kirk Rector. C-PCS addresses national and international problems by exploiting the measurement and diagnostic power of light, which is the fastest clock and the smallest ruler. The group works with a diverse range of customers to execute research projects that span basic R&D and device creation through application and deployment of systems and methods for applied missions. Within this group are teams focusing on nanotechnology and advanced spectroscopy, remote sensing applications, chemistry for biomedical applications, thermal kinetics and dynamics of materials, terrestrial, atmospheric, and space science. 

According to Dr Rector, "We have an ongoing need for micro optics and material fabrication. We selected CERADROP’s F-Serie chemical deposition system that will provide this capability. The combination of inkjet and Aerosol Jet on a single platform enables us to deposit a wide variety of materials."

One of the principal investigators in the group, Dr Kristy Nowak-Lovato is the lead scientist of the CERADROP instrument. According to Dr Nowak-Lovato, "Now that we are using the system, we have become even more impressed with the high quality and precision of the hardware used in the system as well as the intuitiveness and integration of the software involved. We believe that we can use this system to produce custom materials for a wide variety of customers for years to come. In addition, CERADROP was a pleasure to work with for this purchase."

Caption: LANL’s CeraPrinter F-Serie in the Chemical Microscopy Center (photo: CERADROP)

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