Scrona AG, the additive manufacturing startup that develops what is described as “the smallest ever printed color picture” has raised $9.6 million in Series A financing.

This round was led by AM Ventures with syndicate partners including TRUMPF Venture, Verve Ventures and Manz GmbH Management Consulting and Investment. The $9.6 million 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 Switzerland-based company develops a multi-nozzle electrostatic printhead for mass manufacturing to speed product invention in an economical and eco-friendly way. Described as an “industry first”, this tool would achieve unprecedented printing resolution in the sub-micrometer range.

Often compared to conventional inkjet, the multi-nozzle electrostatic printhead delivers several advantages which include:

  • Ultra-high-resolution printing – 100x higher resolution
  • High-speed printing – 10x higher ejection frequency
  • Smaller droplets not only for higher precision but also for fast drying
  • 3D printing. Aspect ratios >10:1 possible, nanometer layer thickness control
  • MEMS printhead customization, dynamically and fully programmable
  • Prevention of nozzle clogging by proprietary Environmental Control System (ECS)

The additional capital will enable the company to accelerate the industrialization and commercialization of this novel printing technology and develop new applications across multiple industries including semiconductor manufacturing, high-end displays, electronics, and PCB.

For example, the resolution and layer thickness control of Scrona’s technology enables printing of quantum dot RGB color filters for high-brightness, full-color micro LED displays in augmented reality glasses for gaming and metaverse applications.

Scrona is 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,” said Dr. Patrick Galliker, co-founder and CEO of Scrona. “We are very excited to be supported by this syndicate of expert investors who understand the disruptive potential of Scrona‘s scalable printing technology, which has the ability to reduce manufacturing steps 10-fold, while also significantly reducing material, energy and water usage.

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