Enabling Science & Fundamental Research with µAM

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

CERES enables unprecedented research possibilities through use of template-free electrodeposition of pure metal. This provides a completely new set of possibilities in materials science studies and fundamental research.

The CERES system can print pure metal microstructures in both simple and complex geometries, thus offering a unique avenue to conducting microstructural characterization research.
Microscale metal parts such as needles, nozzles, and lattices can be created for other applications, and in geometries not possible with other technologies.


  • Printed structures are made entirely of high mechanical quality metal

  • Unprecedented design freedom in microscale sizes 

  • Allows for testing of custom architectures, e.g. microscale test pieces for tensile strength testing.

 CERES excels at printing microscale objects, such as:

  • Pillars (from <1 µm to 10 µm Ø) 

  • Coils (e.g. for MEMS switches, surface contacting, cell transfection)

  • Lattices

  • Hollow needles

  • Arrays of parts (coils, micropillars, needles, etc)
Dr. Rajaprakash Ramachandramoorthy stands in front of the CERES print system in Max Planck Institute. Image from MPIE.

MEMS Research

Exaddon customer Max-Planck Institute use CERES for microstructural characterization studies, and have received a prestigious ERC starting grant from the EU for conducting research in this area.

5 micron diameter test piece 3D printed by Exaddon undergoing tensile strength testing.

Materials Science 

Extensive testing with Alemnis and EMPA shows the high tensile and yield strength of Exaddon's 3D printed structures. 

Conductivity and coating studies show excellent results for resistivity and strength.

See the Data

Rendered image of Exaddon's printing tip, printing a coil structure on a micro PCB

Print Novel Structures

Template-free printing on blank or prepatterned substrates enables incredible possibilities. No heat, no lasers, no post-processing.
Print structures individually or in arrays with customizable pitch.

Next Steps

Real World Example: University of Pisa

Learn how CERES can be used to print  micropillar arrays for cell transfection studies, and p rojects from life sciences to nuclear physics, photonics, and everything in between.

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