About us

Swiss Innovation

A Swiss technology developed at ETH Zurich naturally has its roots firmly in quality, precision and innovation. Spectroplast unites these characteristics – keeping in accordance with the inherent aspects of adaptation and flexibility found in nature – by way of providing silicone Additive

About us

With Spectroplast’s patented technology, industry standard silicones can be 3D printed with the highest precision, without using molds – thus saving time, costs and omitting waste.

With our technology, a wide range of silicone Shore hardness is accessible Additive Manufacturing to produce readily functional products.

Spectroplast AG is a Swiss spin-off from ETH Zurich.

About our amazing team
of experts

We believe that 3D printing has the potential to shift focus from rapid prototyping to mass customization of functional products. With the world’s first SLA silicone printing technology, we can expand the range of printable materials from rigid to stretchable materials, such as silicones. Conventionally, silicone components are fabricated in millions by injection molding or casting that require molds. This is both, lengthy and expensive. We believe that it is time to revolutionize silicone production and move from mass production to mass customization. Our materials are compatible with convential Additive Manufacturing technologies, meaning that silicone parts can now be directly fabricated straight out of a printer.

The Team

  • MANUEL SCHAFFNER

    MANUEL SCHAFFNER

    Co-Founder and CEO

    Manuel holds a Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Science and a PhD in Material Science from ETH Zürich. During his PhD studies at the forefront of 3D printing, he developed the knowhow necessary for 3D printing of soft materials.

    My aim is to bring high-precision silicone Additive Manufacturing to the mass market
  • PETAR STEFANOV

    PETAR STEFANOV

    Co-Founder and CTO

    Petar holds a Master of Science in Information Technology and Electrical Engineering from ETH Zurich. Specializing in Systems and Control, he focuses on creating bespoke material processing and manufacturing platforms.

    I strive to establish Additive Manufacturing as the next industrial manufacturing process for silicones.
  • ANDRÉ R. STUDART

    ANDRÉ R. STUDART

    Co-Founder

    André is Professor for Complex Materials at ETH Zürich. Bridging science and engineering, he has contributed to key innovations in the areas of lightweight materials, microfluidic encapsulation, and architectured batteries.

    The intention is to leverage the potential of Additive Manufacturing by developing novel materials that are functional and high-performance.
  • ANIL SETHI

    ANIL SETHI

    Co-Founder

    Anil is entrepreneur-in-residence at ETH Zurich. He has founded several companies including Flisom AG, which he led as CEO from 2006 to 2012. He has also authored “From Science to Start up”.

    My focus is to transition this technological excellence to commercial success, thereby creating a positive impact on society.

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