Paul Scherrer Institute
We here at Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in Switzerland are not only working on large-scale projects but enabling small and medium sized business to do world class scientific research. In the Swiss additive manufacturing start-up Sintratec we have found a business partner to demonstrate the drastic improvements that can be made with access to the PSI’s cutting-edge equipment and brilliant researchers.
Our X-ray tomography beamline (TOMCAT) at the synchrotron facility of the Paul Scherrer Institute is built for fast, nondestructive 3D scans, down to sub-micron resolution. With this technology the Sintratec team was excited to explore the internal structure of their 3D printed parts depending on which printing parameters were used. The combination of PSI’s high tech equipment and an agile and motivated team of entrepreneurs and researchers allowed for a drastic improvement in Sintratec’s part quality in a very short time – finally even surpassing the compared samples of a competing industry leader.