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About SWISSto12

SWISSto12 SA is an innovative technology company that spun off from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (Switzerland) in 2011. The company pioneers the development and commercialisation of Radio-Frequency (RF) antenna, waveguide and filter products based on additive manufacturing.
The product portfolio includes:

  1. Additive manufactured (3D Printed) antenna, waveguide and filter components for microwave and mm-wave signals. Monolithic components are 3D printed out of advanced polymer materials and subsequently metal plated. SWISSto12's proprietary and innovative manufacturing technique allows for: reduced costs, reduced lead times, reduced component weight, increase in RF design flexibility
  2. A Material Characterisation Kit (MCK) that enables mm-wave and THz material permittivity and permeability measurements
  3. Corrugated waveguides and adaptors for low-loss mm-wave and THz signal transmission

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Material Characterisation Kit
The SWISSto12 Material Characterisation Kit (MCK) gives real time access to dielectric and magnetic proprieties of samples at study with accurate S-parameter measurements.
The MCK (pat.pend.) is based on the SWISSto12 corrugated waveguides. The MCK design allows for a compact, reliable and easy to operate instrument. A robust calibration kit and routine are included along with a data acquisition and analysis software. The SWISSto12 MCK enables versatile measurement capabilities for commercially available mm-wave and THz test and measurement equipment.
Additive manufactured RF components
SWISSto12 supplies additive manufactured (3D Printed) RF antenna, waveguide and filter components. The company specialises in product designs, which are 3D printed in high-performance polymers and subsequently metal plated through proprietary processes (pat. pend.). This novel approach to manufacturing replaces traditional machining of metallic materials. In this context, SWISSto12 products feature drastic weight reductions, extended design flexibility and reduced production costs.
September 2017:
SWISSto12 is currently recruiting an Applications Engineer to support its technical sales and propose writing activities.
See job description
Applicants are welcome to submit their CV, a motivation letter, a copy of their diplomas and contact details of 2-3 references at

April 2017:
SWISSto12 expands into its new building at the EPFL Innovation Park in Lausanne. We now benefit from a 300m^2 facility combining office and production space under one roof.

Our new address is:
EPFL Innovation Park, Building L
Chemin de la Dent d'Oche 1B
CH-1024 Ecublens

March 2017:
7 Papers presented on SWISSto12 products at the European Conference on Antennas and Propagation in Paris, France !!
SWISSto12 publication list

October 2016:
SWISSto12 receives funding and support from both the Swiss Space Office & the Swiss Space Center to develop lightweight and compact 3D printed Radio-frequency cavities for atomic clock applications. The collaborative project regroups the "Laboratoire temps fréquence" from the University of Neufchatel, the Laboratory of Electromagnetics and Acoustics from EPFL in Lausanne and SWISSto12. See Press Release.

March 2016
SWISSto12's 3D printed antenna tested with great success at the European Space Agency
ESA newsletter page at the following
Detailed measurement results at the following

March 2016
SWISSto12, the European Space Agency and Cobham Antenna Systems collaborate on development of additive manufactured antennas.
Link to Press Release

March 2016
SWISSto12 awarded CTI funding to develop new dual Ku & Ka band satellite user antenna.
Link to Press Release

February 2016
SWISSto12 changes its logo for a fresh start into 2016!

January 2016
SWISSto12 closes Series A financing round Press Release

January 2016
Article on SWISSto12 published January 7th in the Handelszeitung

November 2015
SWISSto12 welcomes Roland Loos on its Advisory Board

October 6 - 9, 2015

SWISSto12 wins the best poster award for its results on additive manufactured RF components at the 36th
European Space Agency Antenna Workshop
Noordwijk, NL

June 2015
SWISSto12 invited to radio program CQFD for the Swiss RTS radio, LINK

June 2015
SWISSto12 reaches out into space with 3D printing.
Announcement of a first contract with the European Space Agency.
Press release in English
Communiqué de presse en Français
Article on EPFL Website
Article in
October 4 - 5, 2017
SWISSto12 attends the London Space Week.
London, UK

October 3 - 6, 2017
SWISSto12 attends the ESA Antenna Workshop
Noordwijk, NL

June 19th, 2017
SWISSto12 attends the Paris Air Show. Come and meet us at our booth in the Concorde Hall.
Paris, F

June 15-16th, 2017
SWISSto12 attends the Swiss Space Industry Days
Lausanne, CH

June 13-14th, 2017
SWISSto12 attends the European Space Agency's Cubesat Industry Days.
Noordwijk, NL

June 8-9th, 2017
SWISSto12 attends the European Space Agency's ARTES telecom days.
Noordwijk, NL

March 20-24, 2017
SWISSto12 attends the European Conference on Antennas and Propagation. Come and see us at our booth.
Paris, F

March 6-10, 2017
SWISSto12 attends the Satellite event. Come and see us at booth #1141.
Washington DC, USA

February 02, 2017
SWISSto12 attends the CNES Innovation Day.
Toulouse, F

November 22-23, 2016
SWISSto12 attends the ESA workshop on additive manufacturing for RF/microwave hardware
Noordwijk, NL