«If you can not measure it, you can not improve it»

(Lord Kelvin 1824 -1907)

Material analytics way beyond the laboratory scale

Technology transfer center ­­for Advanced Manufacturing

Conventional Analytics


Applied material analytics using Neutrons and Synchrotron radiation

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Event Material Safety Practice Circle on 04.04.2023 at Suisse Technology Partners
«If you can not measure it, you can not improve it»

(Lord Kelvin 1824 -1907)

The reasons to work with ANAXAM

You benefit from:

  • Our cutting-edge analytics that go way beyond what is available on a laboratory scale
  • Our one-stop-shop mentality
  • Our industrial and scientific know-how and experiences in various fields of application
  • Our highly advanced analytical techniques in the fields of imaging, diffraction and spectroscopy, based on the large-scale facilities at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) 
  • Our tailor-made infrastructure that enables us to reproduce the customer's reality for analytical services 
  • Our unique platform for exchange of knowledge and know-how between industry and top-level research

We push the boundaries of analytics

Conventional Analytics

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In terms of:

  • spatial resolution
  • real-time investigations
  • contrast modality
  • sample throughput

Our analytical core services


3D material distribution analysis

Defect and porosity analysis in 3D

Wall thickness analysis in 3D

3D nominal/actual comparison analysis

Reverse Engineering


Atomic phases and structural characterization

Residual stress analysis

Microstructural characterization


Chemical imaging analysis

Chemical characterization

Our analytics for various fields of application

Our analytics support your complete product life cycle


  • Alloys
  • Bio-materials
  • Ceramics
  • Coating materials
  • Construction materials
  • Composite materials
  • Energy materials
  • Functional materials
  • Hierarchic composite materials
  • Metallic materials
  • Polymers 
  • Powder materials
  • Raw materials
  • ...

Process & Product Development

  • Concept phase
  • Pilot production
  • Process development
  • Product design
  • Production ramp-up
  • Prototypes
  • ...

Product in Market

  • Life cycles evaluation
  • Process optimization
  • Product optimization
  • Quality analysis
  • Return part analysis
  • ...


3D printing
Powder materials
Powder Materials
Process development
3D Printing
Product optimization
Design Optimization
Raw materials
Raw materials lithium
R&D battery development
Life cycles evaluation
Return part analysis E-motor
Composite materials
Composite material
Product design
Quality analysis
Quality assurance Pyrotechnical products
Medical technology
Ceramic materials
Pilot production
Return part analysis

The way we work with you





Applied material analytics with Neutron and Synchrotron radiation &
tailor-made infrastructure


Data analysis and interpretation




ANAXAM at a glance

  • ANAXAM is a Technology Transfer Center.
  • ANAXAM provides industry access to advanced analytical methods using Neutrons and Synchrotron radiation (X-rays) particularly at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), originally developed for basic research.
  • ANAXAM collaborates with industry based on the "public-private partnership".
  • ANAXAM is located in Villigen, in the Canton of Aargau, Switzerland.
  • ANAXAM is a non-profit organization.
  • ANAXAM was founded in 2019 by the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW), the Swiss Nanoscience Institute (SNI) and the Canton of Aargau.
  • ANAXAM is member of the Advanced Manufacturing - Technology Transfer Center (AM-TTC) alliance. The AM-TTC initiative is a measure in the federal action plan for digitalisation in the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) to promote innovation and to speed up knowledge transfer.
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Our Mission and Vision


Our mission

We provide industry access to cutting-edge material analytics originally developed for basic research, but now made available to address industrial challenges.


Our vision

Advanced analytics for the products and processes of tomorrow


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Completed customer project with SPIR STAR: Investigation of hydrogen hose structure using high-resolution Synchrotron CT

SPIR STAR® AG is a leading international manufacturer of ultra-high-pressure thermoplastic hoses with spiralized steel wire reinforcements for pressure ranges from 250 to 4,000 bar. As a competent and reliable partner in the ultra-high-pressure range, the product portfolio has also been expanded to include high-pressure valves, adapters, tubing, and couplings. Thanks to its high-quality products combined with excellent customer service, SPIR STAR® is an established player in the waterjet, hydrogen, hydraulic, oil & gas and automotive industry segments.
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Event: Materials Safety Practice Circle

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Bei der dritten Ausgabe unseres Praxiszirkels Werkstoffanalytik dreht sich am 4. April 2022 in Neuhausen alles um Werkstoffsicherheit von der Konzeption bis zur Serie.

Die korrekte Wahl des Werkstoffs und ein werkstoffgerechtes Design garantieren allein noch nicht Funktion und technische Sicherheit über die Lebensdauer eines Bauteils oder Produkts. Nutzen Sie die Gelegenheit, erhalten Sie an unserem Anlass Einblicke in realitätsnahe und werkstoffkundlich fundierte Analytik- und Prüfmethoden. Diskutieren Sie mit den Referierenden, anderen Anwendern und Technologieentwicklern Herausforderungen, Lösungen und Unterstützungsmöglichkeiten bei Werkstoffauswahl, Charakterisierung und Test von hochbeanspruchten Bauteilen und Komponenten.

Die Vielfalt der Praxis lernen Sie in einem Rundgang durch die umfangreichen Labors und Prüfstände des Gastgebers, Suisse Technology Partners AG, kennen. Wie immer bleibt zwischendurch und beim Apéro reichlich Gelegenheit für Austausch und Networking

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