“CERADROP has provided such a prestigious and innovative laboratory with its cutting-edge equipment for advanced R&D to address the most challenging R&D goals,” said Nicolas Bernardin, deputy managing director at CERADROP. “The business model of CERADROP is based on design and manufacturing of advanced CeraPrinter Platforms for Printed Electronics and Smart 3D Printing. The high-end equipment provides the users with flexible solution to design and print complex functional multi-material devices.
“The offer is based on materials science strategy and modular-based scalable concept permitting the customers to select the most appropriate configuration for the tool,” Bernardin added. “The choice is focused on advanced digital printing technologies in combination with the latest post-processing modules and characterization units. CERADROP is proud to be selected by LAAS-CNRS and highlight this mutual collaboration and struggle for significant results in emerging applications of tomorrow.”
LAAS-CNRS’s Fabien Mesnilgrente, process engineer responsible for the Inkjet area, and equipment manager Véronique Conédéra noted that CERADROP’s instrument is operating in the new MultiFab platform for the additive manufacturing of three-dimensional, high-resolution objects suitable for rapid prototyping, whose areas cover the aerospace industries, aeronautics, electronics, optics or biomedical sectors.
“The objective of this platform is to set up a 3D printing additive manufacturing platform covering scales ranging from micrometer to macroscopic and in which multi-material can be implemented,” Mesnilgrente and Conédéra said. “This platform will be in very strong interaction with not only academic research, but also with the industrial sector; MultiFab leans back to LAAS’s large micro and nanotechnologies platform, a member of Renatech network.
“We chose the CeraPrinter F-Serie because, to our knowledge, it is the only machine on the market that offers a varied combination of technologies,” Mesnilgrente and Conédéra added, noting that the F-Serie offers inkjet multi-nozzle and/or single and/or aerosol jet, and integration of up to three online annealing modules for UV LED, near infrared and photonic.
“The equipment therefore gives the possibility of depositing various materials ranging from inks filled with nanoparticles to polymers or biological molecules,” concluded Mesnilgrente and Conédéra. “This is our field of application and our first achievements confirm that we have made the right choice. In addition, our inkjet experience with another manufacturer allowed us to say that the different software developed by CERADROP are the most advanced ones. To conclude, CERADROP teams (commercial, technical and training) were very attentive to our needs. We are very confident for the future because of the strong professionalism of CERADROP company.”