Coming soon! In 2020 the VSP-P1 Nanostructed Material Printer is available through our BETA program and Contract Research. Expected product launch early 2021.
When connected to the output of the VSP-G1, the VSP-P1 enables you to print inorganic nanostructured materials with novel properties. The material is built-up of sub 20nm pure particles, and can be printed in patterns locally on any type of substrate.
You can print all (semi)conductive materials. This allows for the creation of particles of bimetallic particles, nano-alloys or materials that are immiscible in bulk state. Also non-metallic compounds can be made such as oxides and hydrides, by mixing small quantities of a non-inert gas in the carrier gas.
Printing gold nanoparticles on soft contact lens
Patterning of copper oxide layer with a laser
Direct local patterning (Au) on flexible polymer
Au nanoporous film
- Printing gold nanoparticles on soft contact lens
- Patterning of copper oxide layer with a laser
- Direct local patterning (Au) on flexible polymer
- Au nanoporous film
NO HANDLING OF NANOPARTICLES
The NMP1 combines the generation, selection and deposition of nanoparticles in one automated process allowing the customer to print new materials without handling nanoparticles. The system is controlled via a secure web interface and can run automatically.
BENEFITS OF ADDITIVE MANUFACTORING
The possibility to locally deposit the material in an additive way greatly simplifies the manufacturing of, for instance, atmospheric sensors. By eliminating post-processing steps the porous nanostructure is preserved. The high surface to volume ratio of the nanoparticles in the nanoporous layer make the sensor highly sensitive and selective.
From January 2019 VSParticle is participating in the Horizon 2020 project: Innovation test bed for development and production of nanomaterials for lightweight embedded electronics (LEE BED). Within this project we will further develop the NMP to be more suitable for printed electronics.
For more information about the project and partners please go to the website.
Nanoparticle generator produces pure solid nanoparticles suspended in a clean gas stream
Control: 3 axes
Spot size: 100µm
Layer thickness: from sparse distribution of agglomerates to multiple microns
Any type of substrate: TEM grid, 6” wafers, flexible Kapton tape
Required: electricity, electrode material and carrier gas
Working conditions: Room temperature and rough vacuum (0.2mbar)