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Earth Observation
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Satellite-based Applications
Instruments and Payloads
Spacecraft and on-board Equipment
Ground Segment
Materials and Processes
Electronic Components
Basic Research for Space Technology
Small Satellite Activities

"3D printed antennas, waveguides and filters"

SWISSto12 is a start-up company that spun off from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), in 2011. The company pioneers in the field of radio frequency antenna, waveguide and filter products based on additive manufacturing. Specialized product designs are 3D printed in high-performance polymers or metals and subsequently metal plated through  proprietary processes. This novel approach to manufacturing features drastic weight reductions, extended design flexibility and reduced costs. SWISSto12 products are commercialized for use both on ground and in space for satellite  telecommunication applications.

Field of Expertise
  • RF antennas, waveguides and filters
  • Satellite RF payload components
  • Satellite user terminal RF components
  • Additive manufacturing of polymers and metals for RF applications
  • Surface treatment of additive manufactured products
  • RF and mechanical design and testing of RF components

SWISSto12 is a highly innovative technology company, which has already successfully tested its products with key industrial customers in the satellite telecommunications industry such as:

  • The European Space Agency
  • Cobham antenna systems
  • Thales Alenia Space
  • Airbus Defense and Space

The company is currently in the process of completing the qualification of its products for aerospace and space applications in view of first flights in 2018. In parallel, its products are already commercialized for use on the ground and for  scientific research applications.