This week 3D Printing Industry joins the additive manufacturing world in Frankfurt for the return of one of the major events on the calendar – Formnext.
A vital component of the expo is the annual start-up challenge, with winners selected for free participation in the trade show including a pitch event on Day One. All week we will be profiling the winners. In this article, Maksym Plakhotnyuk, Ph.D. CEO & Founder gives more information about ATLANT 3D Nanosystems.
3DPI: When was your company founded and where are operations based?
Maksym Plakhotnyuk: ATLANT 3D Nanosystems was founded in 2018 in Denmark by Dr. Maksym Plakhotnyuk, Ivan Kundrata, and Prof. Dr. Julien Bachmann. The headquarters are located in DTU Science Park near Copenhagen with an additional research lab in Erlangen, Germany.
3DPI: Can you tell us more about your team’s background and experience with AM?
MP: We are an interdisciplinary team of entrepreneurs, scientists, and engineers from across the world with expertise within atomic layer processing, micro- and nanofabrication, processes and equipment development, surface chemistry and mechatronics. Our team was the first to ingrate AM concept into atomic layer processing.
3DPI: What does your company do?
MP: ATLANT 3D Nanosystems is a global pioneer combining unique advanced technologies to democratize access to advanced micro and nanotechnologies with atomic layer 3D printing. Our customers can produce and test their prototypes outside of cleanrooms, in days instead of months, at a fraction of the cost.
3DPI: How does your company fit into the additive manufacturing ecosystem?
MP: Our groundbreaking technology is the first-ever on-demand atomic layer advanced manufacturing technology based on hybrid Microreactor Selective Area Direct Atomic Processing (μSADALP™). We position ourselves in microscale additive manufacturing, but our specific process, material, and surface versatility make us unique in the additive manufacturing ecosystem.
3DPI: How would you describe the roadmap for your enterprise in the coming years?
MP: Having achieved our proof of concept and built industrial prototypes, our next focus is to bring our technology from prototype to product and then to scalable manufacturing. Moreover, we will keep exploring new materials to deposit to expand the already long list of applicable fields for our technology.
3DPI: Is there anything else you would like our readers to know?
MP: We are testing the application of our technology to manufacturing and would be happy to discuss potential customers’ needs and how we can put our technology at their service, so please reach out!
Meet the Formnext Start-up Challenge 2021 Winners
If you attending Formnext, make sure you visit the Start-up Area (Hall 12.0, B81). The official award ceremony is to take place on Tuesday, 16 November 2021 from 3:00 p.m. on Formnext’s AM4U stage (Hall 11.0, E72).
The 3D Printing Industry will be in Frankfurt all week, so make sure you say hello if you see us!
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Featured image shows the ATLANT Nanofabricator Industrial Prototype. Photo via ATLANT Nanosystems.