Swiss-based additive manufacturing startup and world record holder of the smallest-ever printed colour picture, Scrona has raised $9.6 million Series A funding for its big plans for the manufacturing industry. The spin-off from ETH Zurich has now announced a multi-nozzle electrostatic printhead for mass manufacturing to speed product invention in an eco-friendly way.
The round was led by AM Ventures with partners, including TRUMPF Venture, Verve Ventures and Manz GmbH Management Consulting and Investment. The investment includes $6.7 million from Series A funding and $2.9 million from a grant by Swiss Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI).
The fresh funding will enable the platform to accelerate the industrialisation and commercialisation of this printing technology.
Talking about the new printing technology and how it will disrupt the sector, Dr. Patrick Galliker, co-founder and CEO of Scrona said: “We are enabling customers to digitally print the impossible - on any material, at scale, improving the speed, accuracy and cost of manufacturing today and tomorrow’s innovative products. The disruptive potential of Scrona‘s scalable printing technology has the ability to reduce manufacturing steps 10-fold, while also significantly reducing material, energy and water usage.”
Its technology is based on the electrostatic ejection principle which provides very fine, submicron-scale printing and jetting, while allowing the adoption of various ink materials—such as metals, dielectrics, organic, and biomaterials, with inks that are more than 100 times more viscous than those compatible with conventional inkjet printheads, delivering flexibility and cost-effectiveness in manufacturing.
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