NovaSpider
NovaSpider

novaspider - Edge technology meeting science .

Nanocomposites with fibers via Electrospinning and melt-electrowriting (MEW). Set to revolutionize the way nanofibrous composites are produced.
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Perfect tool for researchers
No previous knowledge needed
  • Create 3D structures with the state of the art nanofibers at an extremely competitive price.
  • Developed by CIC nanoGUNE, a Research Centre with more than 70 scientists from over 25 countries.
  • A team of scientists is fully available to support you.
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Disruptive technology
Industry 4.0
  • Mechatronics meets science to simplify nanofiber production.
  • A new level of expertise given to nanofiber fabrication.
  • Simple fabrication of ultrathin-fiber-based 3D structures.
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Rapid prototyping
Reproducibility
  • We know about machines, but also, we do know about advanced materials and physics.
  • A community of users is keen on sharing their experience.
  • New concepts, new models for new open innovation.
  • Complete set of documentation.

Discover the most advanced 3D electrospinning equipment on the market

Novaspider v5 .

ABOUT US

Who We Are .

NovaSpider is a scientific initiative to develop the best tools for manufacturing ultra-thin fiber structres. We provide state-of-the-art tools and scientific support to fabricate nanocomposites with fibers via Electrospinning and melt-electrowriting (MEW).

A multidisciplinary team of scientists and engineers at the vanguard nanoscience research centre CIC nanoGUNE developed this innovative technology. The equipment creates multi-phase 3D structures that can combine random nanofibers regions and aligned ultrathin fiber regions using electrospinning technique in addition to the use of the well-known Fuse Deposition Modelling technique for the “solid” areas.

The project is the fruit of the work conducted over the last years by Dr. Wiwat Nuansing, an expert in electrospinning, and the experienced mechatronic engineer M.Sc.Eng. Javier Latasa, among other researchers within the Self-Assembly Group led by Prof. Dr. Alexander Bittner at CIC nanoGUNE.

The support of experts in the 3D printing industry has enabled the team to meet highest standards and to include the sector’s latest technological developments.

Compliance with the highest technical and market standards is ensured by Nadetech, expert manufacturer of scientific equipment and industrial process scaling partner. On the other hand, IT3D, specialists in international distribution and customer service, guarantee the best user experience.

Science
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Mechatronics
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team work
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passion
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A team of teams .

The interdisciplinary collaboration of top scientists, expert engineers and the best technical services professionals led to the success of the project.

Electrospinning: a fascinating technique to produce ultrathin fibers

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4.000

Patents last 10 years

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20.000

Scientific publications last 10 years

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10.400

Publications on Biomedical sector last 10 years

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Technology .

Applies the state-of-the-art technologies to integrate fused deposition modeling (FDM) with solution-electrospinning and melt-electrospinning techniques. The innovative pellet extruder provides great flexibility to work with a large range of materials.
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Fused Deposition Modeling

Fused deposition modeling (FDM) is a widely spread additive manufacturing technique to create 3D parts with thermoplastics. This method consists on a layer-to-layer deposition of molten material that solidifies when it cools creating the desired object.

Solid 3D structures
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Solution Electrospinning

Solution electrospinning is a fiber production method which uses electric force to draw charged threads of polymer solutions up to fiber diameters in the order of nanometers. Solution electrospinnig uses the material dissolved in an appropriate solvent, which evaporates before the fiber is deposited on the collector.

Random nanofibes

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Melt Electro Writing

Melt electrospinning is a particular case of electrospinning to produce fibrous structures from polymer melts, without using solvents. Combined with moving collectors, is known as melt electrospinning writing (MEW) and allows to perform 3D printing with ultrathin-fibers.

3D ultrathin-fiber structures

Materials

Novaspider’s printing heads can be feed with pellets, powder or liquid materials, with temperature control up to 300ºC

User Interface

The machine interprets reproducible g-code programs. Process parameters are controlled and displayed in real time through an intuitive interface.

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Materials

Novaspider’s printing heads can be feed with pellets, powder or liquid materials, with temperature control up to 300ºC

User Interface

The machine interprets reproducible g-code programs. Process parameters are controlled and displayed in real time through an intuitive interface.

Multi-phase
nanocomposites with
3D ultra-thin fibers

Discover incredible biomedical applications

3D Nanocomposites
Tissue engineering, biosensing and drug delivery.

Aligned or random ultrathin fibers
from a wide range of materials

Enjoy our scientific support

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Design and fabrication

Use custom materials as pellets, powder or solution

Take advantage of our technical support

Variety of materials
Custom and commercial

Applications .

There are plenty exciting fields of application for nanocomposites with fibers fabricated via Electrospinning and melt-electrowriting (MEW), considering that they have tunable porosity, controllable fiber thickness, high specific surface area and customed morphology.e

Nano-material-based scaffolds are used to regenerate and repare tissue. We can produce biocompatible / bioabsorbable / conductive structures that guide and stimulate the growth of bone, muscle and neural tissue among others.

Fiber structures are functionalized and used in controlled drug release, wound protection and as biosensors.

Recycled, biodegradable and functional fabrics can be printed.

Functionalized membranes act as an antimicrobial barrier for food packaging, prolonging preservation.

Its role as a catalyst in super batteries arouses great interest.

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT OUR COMPANY? CURIOUS WHAT ELSE WE DO?

Services.

We assist you throughout the process of designing and manufacturing advanced materials
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Electrospinning equipment

NovaSpider v5 standard tool includes solution electrospinnig, melt electrospinning (MEW) and Fuse deposition Modeling (FDM) additive manufacturing technique. The tool has several optional accessories.

Get customized electrospinnig tools designed for specific applications.

Application development

Enjoy scientific and technical support with different levels of involvement:

Free initial validation tests

Support on development and manufacturing

Custom nanocomposite design and manufacturing

Complete application development projects

Characterisation service

Scanning electron Microscopy (SEM)/(ESEM)

High-res. Transmission Electron Microscope (HRTEM)

Atomic-Force Microscope (AFM)

Near-field microscope, s-SNOM (NeaSpec)

FTIR Spectrometer

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