Because the International Summit got here to an in depth, Hi there Tomorrow introduced the profitable startups of the seventh version of their International Problem: ATLANT 3D Nanosystems was awarded the 2021 Grand Prize for its μSADALP atomic layer 3D printing know-how.
This yr’s version has revealed assorted and promising improvements, notably within the vitality and healthcare sectors. Within the present context, technological breakthroughs resembling artificial biology, carbon sequestration and quantum physics are demonstrating their elementary function in resolving the local weather and well being crises. Difficult standards and a jury composed of scientists, entrepreneurs, traders, and business leaders, has led to the choice of 12 tasks with a powerful sustainable influence, chosen among the many 76 startup finalists.
“2021 is a particular yr for Hi there Tomorrow: our 10 yr anniversary,” stated Arnaud de la Tour, Co-Founder & CEO Hi there Tomorrow, “the subsequent decade have to be outlined by systemic change, with science and disruptive applied sciences at its core. Our mission for this subsequent decade is due to this fact to form and speed up this wave of innovation, that is the function of the International Problem. It’s in opposition to this backdrop of the local weather emergency, the pandemic and COP 26 that our community of hundreds of startups are presenting disruptive options to the world’s greatest challenges.”
ATLANT 3D Nanosystems received the Grand Prize from Hi there Tomorrow for his or her resolution that facilitates microelectronics manufacturing atom by atom leveraging their superior atom layer 3D.printing know-how. The Danish firm allows on-demand next-generation microdevices printing on easy and complicated surfaces, atom-by-atom. Atlant 3D’s proprietary know-how, (μSADALP) is described as “the primary ever on-demand atomic layer 3D printing know-how based mostly on hybrid Microreactor Selective Space Direct Atomic Processing”. It has potential purposes in MEMS and Built-in Sensors, Microfluidics and Lab-on-Chip, RF-devices, Optical and Photonic Units, Quantum and Vitality-Harvesting/Storage Units. These could possibly be manufactured with beforehand inconceivable performance and velocity at a fraction of price.
The know-how developed by ATLANT 3D includes the sequential deposition of gasses for atomically exact patterning of varied supplies (as much as 450 completely different commercially out there supplies are doable). To this point it has been examined with TiO2 (titanium oxide), Pt (platinum), ZnO (zirconia), SiO2 (silicate), that are a number of the most advanced and high-performance utilized in 3D printing at present.
μSADALP know-how additionally guarantees to implement speedy atomic layer prototyping and manufacturing, with extremely selective atomic layer patterning to realize wonderful 2D/3D conformal deposition on easy and complicated surfaces. It may additionally mix a number of supplies with wonderful compatibility and obtain wonderful sample adhesion to virtually any floor.
By printing conformally completely different supplies, μSADALP know-how permits the creation of high-quality multi-stack patterns and layers for advanced gadgets with a print decision of 400 µm line width (25 µm in improvement) and atomic monolayer (0.2 nm) of vertical decision (!). It additionally permits unprecedented selective patterning on flat, corrugated and porous surfaces, with floor roughness as much as 20 μm, microfluidic channels and optical gratings, and nanostructure surfaces (nanopillar, nanograss and so on.). Substrate supplies might be tailored based mostly upon buyer necessities.
Final June, the ATLANT 3D Nanofabricator 0G, the first-ever selective space direct-write atomic layer zero gravity R&D unit, was bought by NASA. The American house company will use ATLANT 3D system for micro and nil gravity experimental selective space skinny movies deposition for superior purposes. Primarily based on Nanofabricator 0G, ATLANT 3D has additionally developed a brand new product – Nanofabricator Lite (TM), for on-demand digital supplies improvement and micro and nanodevice prototyping, to assist researchers and innovators with speedy supplies and machine improvement.
Among the many different profitable startups (not associated to 3D printing however nonetheless attention-grabbing), Oxyle took second prize, with a know-how that eliminates extremely persistent, natural pollution from industrial and municipal wastewaters. Lypid took third prize for creating a vegan fats that may be tuned to express textures and melting factors, mimicking animal fats.