Founded in 2018, a cross-European deep-tech start-up, ATLANT 3D Nanosystems, has recently announced that NASA-National Aeronautics and Space Administration is its biggest customer.
The startup also announced its purchase made by NASA of ATLANT 3D Nanofabricator OG systems, the first-ever selective area direct-write atomic layer zero gravity Research & Development unit.
“ATLANT3DTM Technology is the first step towards establishing in-space manufacturing at Space Nanofactories. By using the combination of additive manufacturing and advanced microfabrication techniques, the same technology platform could potentially automatically manufacture macro and micro parts like microelectronics, sensors, energy devices enabling interplanetary exploration. We are on the path for this, and we look for partners who want to share our vision” – says CEO and Founder Dr. Maksym Plakhotnyuk.
With headquarters in Denmark, ATLANT 3D Nanosystems was founded by Dr. Makym Plakhotnyuk, Ivan Kundrata, and Prof. Dr. Julien Bachman to deliver state-of-the-art atomic layer 3D printing technology. It developed an atomic layer advanced manufacturing technology with a vision to reshape the future atom by atom. With a team of 15 highly experienced entrepreneurs, engineers and scientists, ATLANT 3D has managed to collaborate with several European universities such as SAS, DTU, FAU, TNO, SUPSI, and industrial partners such as Merck, ST Microelectronics, Prima Industrie, and SEMPA. The startup is also based in two locations in Europe, Copenhagen, and Erlangen.
As per the press release, NASA will be using the ATLANT 3D system for micro and zero gravity experimental selective area thin films deposition for advanced applications. Furthermore, based on Nanofabricator, the company has successfully developed and launched a new product- Nanofabricator Lite, a compact microreactor selective area direct ALD machine that will withstand harsh conditions micro and zero gravity and deposit ALD quality films and patterns.
Presently, the start-up’s highly advanced and unique technology is available for labs on Earth and will soon be available in Orbit and will allow placing the machine in a controlled inert environment such as gloveboxes, thereby meeting the needs of material scientists innovators, and engineers.