Highest performance waveguide solutions

SWISSto12 waveguide routing solutions leverage upon the freedom offered by its 3D-printing. RF-systems benefit from an optimized signal interconnect approach that delivers the lowest signal loss, mechanical bracketing, and thermal management features while facilitating system integration.

Complex Waveguide Cluster

Complex waveguide cluster

Dense and complex waveguide routings are solved through multi-waveguide clusters designed on demand. Multiple waveguides along with their flanges, mechanical brackets, and thermal management features are 3D-printed in one single unit replacing what would traditionally be 10’s or 100’s of components.

  • Waveguides: WR75 to WR19;
  • Up to 40 waveguides in one monolithic piece;
  • Return loss typically better than 30 dB;
  • Example:
    • 11 waveguides, 5 different types;
    • 200 mm average length;
    • < 500 g;
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Waveguide bundle

Waveguide bundle

Multiple waveguides merged into one unit. 3D-printing allows for optimized multi-waveguide units that share waveguide walls, flanges, mechanical brackets, thereby, significantly facilitating system integration and optimizing weight.

  • Waveguides: WR75 to WR19;
  • Multi-flange and wall mutualization;
  • Example:
    • 4 Ka-band waveguides;
    • < 80 g;
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Waveguide with built-in bracketing

Waveguide with built-in bracketing

Waveguides, flanges, mechanical brackets or thermal features are no longer thought of as separate components. With SWISSto12’s 3D-printing, all the latter are built in one monolithic unit. This approach reduces part count, eases system integration, and opens up a new avenue for system optimization through design.

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