«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

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Applied material analytics using Neutrons and Synchrotron radiation

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«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 tools for your questions

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Imaging

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Material distribution analysis in 3D
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Defect and porosity analysis in 3D
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Wall thickness analysis in 3D
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Nominal/actual comparison analysis in 3D
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Reverse Engineering
Imaging
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Diffraction

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Atomic phase and structural characterization
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Residual stress analysis
Diffraction
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Scattering

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Size distribution analysis
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Shape distribution analysis
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Orientation analysis
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Spectroscopy

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Chemical imaging analysis
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Chemical characterization
Spectroscopy
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Tailor-made Infrastructure

Mechanical
Climatic
Electrical & magnetic
During manufacturing
Automation
Tailor-made Infrastructure
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Sample preparation and pre- /post- characterization

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Variety of cutting machines
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Variety of polishing equipment
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Electron Microscopes
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Atomic Force Microscopes
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Light and Scanning Laser Microscopes
Sample preparation and pre- /post- characterization
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Our analytics for various fields of application

Products

Branches

Materials

Processes

Our analytics support your complete product life cycle

Material

  • 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
  • ...

Examples

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

MISSION

Our mission

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

vision

Our vision

Advanced analytics for the products and processes of tomorrow

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19.02.2024

Completed customer project with ACTEGA: Investigation of polymeric sealants in aluminum cans using high-resolution Synchrotron CT

ACTEGA Artística is a leading supplier of water-based sealants for the end-making industry. Its water-based sealants for food, beverage and general-line metal packaging, together with its innovative technical solutions and advanced technical support, improve lining processes, enhance quality, add value and help to reduce cost.

Usual tests to examine the seam are destructive (as cross-cut section or seam disassemble) and do not provide any indication about sealant placement inside the seam.
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15.02.2024

We have moved

In January, we moved from DeliveryLab to the new Park Innovaare. Here you can now find us in building A1 on the 6th floor. Our address and telephone numbers have changed as a result of the move. In addition to more office space, we now also have our workshop under one roof.
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