CERES is a stand-alone system that prints complex and pure metal objects at the micrometer scale with a submicrometer resolution. As a side function, it writes patterns with liquids and nanoparticles that can be made of different materials.

CERES combines nanometer-accurate positioning, air pressure-driven liquid dispensing, electrochemical deposition and optical force feedback. The state-of-the-art system is operated by our CAPA software, which has an intuitive graphical user interface and seamlessly connects all parts of the system.

Two high-resolution cameras (top and bottom view) for computer-assisted alignment enables pinpoint-accurate printing, for example to directly print onto integrated electrodes that are pre-defined on a chip surface. The cameras also support automated iontip loading as well as visualization of the printed structures.

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CERES - 3D printing system - prints complex and pure 3D metal objects at the micrometer scale.



100 x 70 x 60 total chamber space (in mm)

Up to 200 µm/s process speed

XY ± 250 nm & Z ± 5 nm positioning precision

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Please note that Exaddon AG is a former business unit of Cytosurge AG. Therefore, until 2019, the publications will talk about the product FluidFM µ3Dprinter and Cytosurge AG.


Pinpoint additive manufacturing of complex 3D microstructures of pure metal.

W. Koelmans, T. Merle, G. Ercolano, M. Gabi & E. Hepp. euspen's 18th International Conference & Exhibition, Venice, IT, June 2018, www.euspen.eu. Retrieved from: https://www.euspen.eu/resource/direct-metal-3d-printing-with-submicron-resolution/



Additive Manufacturing of Metal Structures at the Micrometer Scale.

L. Hirt, A. Reiser, R. Spolenak & T. Zambelli. Additive Manufacturing of Metal Structures at the Micrometer Scale. (Review) Advanced Materials, 29(17). doi: 10.1002/adma.201604211



Template-Free 3D Microprinting of Metals Using a Force-Controlled Nanopipette for Layer-by-Layer Electrodeposition.

L. Hirt, S. Ihle, Z. Pan, L. Dorwling-Carter, A. Reiser, J.M. Wheeler, R. Spolenak, J. Vörös & T. Zambelli. Advanced materials, 28(12), 2311-2315. doi:10.1002/adma.201504967



Simultaneous Scanning Ion Conductance Microscopy and Atomic Force Microscopy with Microchanneled Cantilevers.

D. Ossola, L. Dorwling-Carter, H. Dermutz, P. Behr, J. Vörös & T. Zambelli. Physical Review Letters, 115(23), 238103. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.115.238103


Electric field controlled nanoscale contactless deposition using a nanofluidic scanning probe.

J. Geerlings, E. Sarajlic, E.J.W. Berenschot, R.G.P. Sanders, M.H. Siekman, L. Abelmann & N.R. Tas. Applied Physics Letters, 107(12), 123109. doi:10.1063/1.4931354


Local surface modification via confined electrochemical deposition with FluidFM.

L. Hirt, R.R. Grüter, T. Berthelot, R. Cornut, J. Vörös & T. Zambelli. Local surface modification via confined electrochemical deposition with FluidFM. RSC Adv., 5(103), 84517 - 84522. doi:10.1039/C5RA07239E



Electrospray deposition from AFM probes with nanoscale apertures

J. Geerlings, E. Sarajlic, J.W. Berenschot, R.G.P. Sanders, L. Abelmann & N.R. Tas. In MEMS 2014 (pp. 100 - 103). San Francisco: IEEE.



AFM Cantilever with in Situ Renewable Mercury Microelectrode.

P. Schön, J. Geerlings, N. Tas & E. Sarajlic. Analytical Chemistry, 85(19), 8937 - 42. doi:10.1021/ac400521p


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