Optomec to Showcase Advances in 3D Printed Electronics
(Nanowerk News) Optomec announced today that the company will feature Aerosol Jet printers for 3D Printed Electronics applications at the LOPEC International Conference and Exhibition. The conference will be held May 26-28 at the Messe Munchen in Germany. Aerosol Jet Systems will be showcased in Hall B0, stand # 311.
Optomec’s exhibit will feature the company’s Aerosol Jet Printers, which are being used to directly print functional electronic circuitry and components onto low-temperature, non-planar substrates, without the need for masks, screens, or plating. The Aerosol Jet process utilizes an innovative aerodynamic focusing technique to collimate a dense mist of material-laden micro droplets into a tightly controlled beam to print features as small as 10 microns or as large as several millimeters in a single pass. A wide assortment of materials can be printed with the Aerosol Jet system including conductive nano-particle inks and conductive polymers, dielectrics, conductive epoxies, ceramics, and bio-active materials. Aerosol Jet systems are used to print signal and power circuits, embedded sensors, conformal antenna, fuel cells, and to dispense conductive adhesives for solder-free attachment of integrated circuits and other components.
In addition to the Exhibition, Mr. Mike O’Reilly, Director of Technology Commercialization at Optomec, will give a presentation titled “Aerosol Jet Printing for Flexible and 3D Product Manufacturing” during the Exhibitor Forum. The presentation will explain how Aerosol Jet systems provide production grade/production scale printing of fully functional end-use devices and how its innovative technology supports a range of materials and feature sizes never before possible. Mr. O’Reilly will also present examples of 2D and 3D printed electronics production applications.
LOPEC is one of the leading conferences and exhibitions for the large, rapidly growing market for organic and printed electronics. LOPEC is a business-oriented platform for manufacturers, consumer industries and research institutes. It depicts the entire value chain in key sectors such as the chemicals, printing and electronics industries – from research and development to marketing and tapping new application potential – and it brings together all suppliers, equipment manufacturers, service-providers and end users in the process. For information on LOPEC, click here.
Optomec is a privately-held, rapidly growing supplier of Additive Manufacturing systems. Optomec patented Aerosol Jet Systems for printed electronics and LENS 3D Printers for metal components are used by industry to reduce product cost and improve performance. Together, these unique printing solutions work with the broadest spectrum of functional materials, ranging from electronic inks to structural metals and even biological matter. Optomec has more than 150 marquee customers around the world, targeting production applications in the Electronics, Energy, Life Sciences and Aerospace industries.