The University of Texas at San Antonio acquires CERADOP’s hybrid 3D digital deposition platform


CERADROP (Limoges, France), a MGI Group company which designs and markets materials deposition digital printers exclusively for printed electronics and smart 3D printing, has announced that the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) will strengthen its multifunctional electronic materials and devices research with the acquisition of a CERADROP Hybrid 3D Digital Deposition platform.

“Having confirmed our expertise in a combination of the latest technologies and experience in materials science, we are proud to supply UTSA’s Multifunctional Electronic Materials and Devices Research Lab (MeMDRL) with the cutting-edge Hybrid CeraPrinter F-Serie Platform! Such an impressive laboratory working with state-of-the-art printing electronics applications and equipment highlights our partnership in functional materials and devices development. We are delighted to provide the Advanced  Platform offering Inkjet and Aerosol Jet deposition technologies with multi-curing options, characterisation facilities, as well as strong CERADROP process team support in materials study and functional devices manufacturing,” stated Tim H. Luong, national sales manager at CERADROP.

“The CERADROP 3D digital deposition system is attractive to our research because we could use this tool to explore materials science and engineering at both material and device levels.  We choose CeraPrinter F-Serie for its unique strength signified by a combination of multi-nozzle Inkjet printheads with an Aerosol Jet, which enable us to manipulate a wide array of materials in complex material systems.  The modular post-processing capability of the system is attractive to us as well allowing flexibility and subsequent upgrades.  We also value the powerful software suite developed by CERADROP that controls components and technologies from different manufacturers seamlessly,” noted Prof Dr Ruyan Guo at UTSA’s MeMDRL.

“UTSA faculty researchers will conduct a range of projects utilising both the native and the customised capabilities of the hybrid 3D platform, including development of nanoparticle materials for 3D depositions and fabrication of 3D electronics of micrometre precisions in electrical, mechanical, and biomedical applications.  We are particularly interested in design, verification and prototyping of electronics integrated with advanced sensors, actuators and multicomponent-multiferroic composite electronics leading to novel functionalities.  We also intend to explore bottom-up fabrication of multicomponent-multiferroic composite electronics leading to novel functionalities. The new equipment will strengthen the materials fabrication and modeling capabilities at the faculty’s labs, provide undergraduate and graduate students with state-of-the-art training and research opportunities, and facilitate collaborations with local industries by providing prototyping/development support,” she continued. “CERADROP was open in adopting my request to integrate a new optical reflectometer in the F-Series. We also have a very positive experience to date with CERADROP in all aspects of communication, installation, and training.  I am thus quite confident that the relationship with CERADROP will not end when the sale is concluded, knowing the company has knowledgeable representatives, top quality engineers, and skilled software and hardware development teams.”

Caption: Prof Ruyan Guo and the newly installed F-Series at UTSA’s MeMDRL (photo: CERADROP)


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