MGI-CERADROP: Groundbreaking R&D for real-life applications at MSS-NDE Labs


CERADROP (Limoges, France), a MGI Group company, has sold one of its CeraPrinter F-Serie Platforms to the Mechanics, Smart Sensors & Nondestructive Evaluation (MSS-NDE) Laboratory at the University OF Ioannina in Greece. The MSS-NDE Lab is one of the most prominent units working in the field of advanced materials for emerging real-world applications, in a range of industrial fields, such as the health and food sectors, among others.

MGI-CERADROP has provided the dynamic laboratory with its cutting-edge equipment for applied research and development of the most advanced high-performance smart sensing systems, which are going to be applied in industrial applications for security and data protection purposes.

MGI-CERADROP’s expertise is focused on the design and manufacturing of innovative solutions for printed electronics and Smart 3D Printing. In this transaction, they provide the CeraPrinter F-Serie – their universal equipment for printed electronics. A large number of installations have already been realised all over the world, offering users highly flexible digital printing capabilities which permit them to overcome the challenges in complex functional devices design and printing.

A statement from MGI-CERADROP underlines: “The MSS-NDE Laboratory team has our sincere gratitude for their confidence in the CeraPrinter F-Serie solution, which will significantly speed up their research and development. We are delighted that this collaboration will enable us to develop a close-knit and broad relationship in the future.”

"We have chosen the Advanced Hybrid Digital CeraPrinter Modular-Based Platform since it can produce highly accurate patterns at high resolution, with a very low level of defects, on a wide range of materials, including temperature-sensitive substrates,” says Prof Theodore Matikas, Director of the MSS-NDE Lab. “The system will be used for developing innovative biosensors, offering high added value to a variety of industrial sectors: In agri-food packaging, to monitor the freshness and safety of food products during storage and transportation and track their location during transportation, ensuring that they are being handled and stored safely; in environmental monitoring, to detect the presence of harmful chemicals and biological agents and alert authorities; in medical packaging, combining temperature sensing with RFID technology, allowing for detailed information on storage history of sensitive medicines, helping to ensure their safety and efficiency.”

Compared to other offers in the market, the Hybrid CERADROP Platform offers important advantages. It can print 3D multi-level, multi-material and multi-layered structures, using low viscosity inks, which allows for a wider range of materials to be printed, including those that are difficult to print using traditional inkjet methods. Also, large areas can be printed at high speed, making it suitable for mass production and large-scale printing applications.

Caption: The CeraPrinter F-Serie hybrid materials deposition platform (photo: MGI-CERADROP)

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