Could 3D Printing Disrupt the Electronics Industry?
More companies and universities are integrating 3D printing with their electronic design. The non-traditional process was well-received as it moved from the aerospace to automotive to medical industries. Electronics could be next on the list to benefit from 3D printing, according to Ernst and Young. Today, many people say we will never 3D-print phones and other complex, multi-material products. However, with so many companies pushing to develop a magical all-encompassing printer, will we see electronics being manufactured with 3D printing?
3D Printing Spotlight On: Hila Elimelech, Vice President of Materials, Nano Dimension
Israel-based Nano Dimension is seeking to change the way things are made, with their flagship DragonFly 2020 3D printer catching attention from many quarters for its ability to 3D print electronics including printed circuit boards (PCBs).
PHYTEC enjoys reduction in time and cost with Nano Dimension DragonFly 2020 3D printer
In November 2016, Nano Dimension Technologies delivered a beta DragonFly 2020 to its third customer: PHYTEC, a German microprocessor solutions provider. The deal came about as PHYTEC tackled an increasing demand for prototypes from its customer base. PHYTEC needed a solution which could reduce development time, while maintaining the quality of its products and service. It decided to take on Nano Dimension’s flagship 3D printing technology, and today is publishing the results.
Lights-out digital manufacturing delivers first 3D printed electronics
Additive electronics provider Nano Dimension Ltd. has unveiled its new DragonFly Lights-Out Digital Manufacturing (LDM) printing technology, which the company presents as the industry’s only comprehensive additive manufacturing platform for round-the-clock 3D printing of electronic circuitry. The initial deployment took place at the Munich premises of sensor and defense electronics provider Hensoldt.
Nano Dimension introduced low-volume, continuous additive manufacturing system for electronics production
Additively manufacturing functional circuits round-the-clock with little or no operator intervention is possible with the new DragonFly LDM precision additive manufacturing system from Nano Dimension. This 3D printer will build electronic components such as multilayer Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs), antennas, sensors and so on, round-the-clock, enabling Nano Dimension to shift from developing prototyping printers to systems that handle one-off prototypes as well as low-volume manufacturing of printed electronics.
INTERVIEW: Nano Dimension CEO Amit Dror on the launch of the 24 hour DragonFly LDM 3D printer
Designed for 24 hour electronics production, the DragonFly LDM (standing for Lights-Out Digital Manufacturing) is a new 3D printer and DragonFly Pro upgrade from Israeli 3D printed electronics company Nano Dimension. Hinted at in a corporate update earlier this month, the machine was launched today through the company’s global sales channel and requires minimal operator intervention, representing a significant advance for 3D printed electronics.
U.S. Armed Forces Invests in Additive Electronics
Two different branches of the U.S. Armed Forces have bought a DragonFly Pro 3D printer from Nano Dimensions, a move that points to the potential benefit that the technology has for defense applications.
Nano Dimension ships first 3D printer for PCBs
Nano Dimension Ltd. (Ness Ziona, Israel), has supplied the first DragonFly 2020 printer for 3D circuitry and PCBs to an Israeli defense electronics company. The unit is for evaluation purposes and is expected to be installed at the partner’s site in the next few days.
7 Startups Driving Innovation in 3D Printing
The hype of consumer 3D printing might be fizzling, but the excitement continues to build for industrial applications. It’s a market still ripe for innovation and as expected there has been a surge of startup activity in the field of additive manufacturing.
Below we round up seven startups that are developing novel technologies and aspiring to be the next big thing in 3D printing.