Science & Fundamental Research

It has been proven that micro- and nano-polymer structures behave differently to their large-scale counterparts. However, for metal objects it remains a largely open research field, with a lot of uncertainty and opportunity for investigation. 

With the CERES system it is possible to print pure metal microstructures in both simple and complex geometries, enabling better understanding of the behavior of metal objects in the very small scale. Further, tiny metal parts such as needles, nozzles, and lattices can be created for other applications, and in geometries not possible with other technologies.

CERES
allows innovative research with a vast variety of new materials and nanoparticles, and provides a completely new set of possibilities in the field of electrochemistry. 

Advantages:

  • Printed structures are made entirely of high mechanical quality metal

  • Unprecedented design freedom on a microscale

  • Controllable merging and splitting of parts

  • Allows for testing of custom architectures for best impact absorption and other properties

CERES excels at printing fine microscale objects, such as:

  • Pillars (from 250 nm to 10 µm ø) 

  • Coils

  • Lattices

  • Hollow needles

  • Arrays (coils, micropillars, etc)

Microscale metal objects for research applications 3D printed by the Exaddon CERES system

What Now?

Real World Example: University of Pisa

One application of CERES in fundamental research is to print  arrays of micropillars for cell transfection studies, as is planned by the  University  of Pisa. Read the full press release, and learn how CERES will be used for projects from life sciences to nuclear physics, photonics, and everything in between.

Talk with Our Team


Reach out to our team now, and discuss your fundamental research projects. We are always open to starting a conversation!

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