MGI’s Ceradrop Announces Three New Orders for Printed Electronics and Intelligent 3D Printing Applications

Published Tuesday, 8 April, 2014

MGI’s Ceradrop Announces Three New Orders for Printed Electronics and Intelligent 3D Printing Applications

MGI Digital Graphic Technology announced today the signing, through its subsidiary CERADROP, three equipment orders from major international research centers in the field of Printed Electronics and Intelligent 3D printing.

SWITZERLAND - The Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne (EPFL) has acquired a Ceradrop X-Series Inkjet printer for Physics Laboratory and Analytical Electrochemistry (LEPA). This equipment will be dedicated to high-level research in the field of micro-fabrication of electrochemical systems (sensors, batteries, fuel cells) by use of inkjet printing. "With CERADROP’s equipment being state of the art, EPFL- LEPA is taking advantage of the possibility of using "low cost" print heads, which is crucial to the simultaneous development of both new inks and the definition of industrial production processes. Similarly, CERADROP’s innovative inkjet head system allows for the use of three different types of printing as well as the multiple on board curing systems that pave the way for the 3D printing of intelligent multi-function components. CERADROP’s equipment ensures the success of our project’s current and future research." said Dr. Fernando Cortés Salaza.

UNITED KINGDOM - The Electrochemical Engineering Research Group at Imperial College London ordered a CeraPrinter X-Serie machine for their work, which involves fabricating novel electrochemical systems for energy conversion and storage. The group’s research and development activities required a versatile machine that could print multiple materials, such as metals and ceramics, simultaneously with high spatial resolution in reproducible, highly ordered geometries that are entirely user-defined.

CANADA - The University of Waterloo has also chosen Ceradrop’s L-Series Inkjet printer for their nano-electronics laboratory. This equipment will play a key role in research programs conducted by the University in the fields of manufacturing thin film transistors, the formulation of electronic inks, and the printing of electronic components over large areas. "We chose the CERADROP printer for the critical advantages brought on by their great flexibility in their ability to customize and evolve according to our needs. Our configuration is unique and we will achieve, with a single machine, something that other research institutions in the world have to do using multiple systems. We look forward to receiving this cutting edge printer that will allow us to engage both our research studies as well as pre-industrial development." concluded William S. Wong, Director of the " Giga-to-Nano-Electronics" Center. 2

These orders represent a combined turnover of € 700 K for the first half of 2014. These commercial successes not only reinforce CERADROP’S recognition on a global scale, they also validate MGI Digital Graphic Technology’s strategy to focus on the highly promising market of Printed Electronics and 3D printing.