Additive Manufacturing News
Additive Manufacturing Resources
January 14, 2016
Optomec, a supplier of additive manufacturing solutions, has signed a distribution agreement with Dragonfly to expand its sales into Italy.
Optomec Aerosol Jet printers, according to the company, offer high-resolution 3D printing capabilities for smaller, lightweight and high-performance devices in industries such as aerospace, defense and consumer electronics.
Aerosol Jet technology, which is scalable for high volume production applications, uses a patented process of aerodynamic focusing to precisely print electronic circuitry and functional components in dimensions ranging from as small as 10 microns to as large as several millimeters in a single pass.
Optomec LENS printers use the energy from a high-power laser to build up structures one layer at a time directly from powdered metals. The LENS process can completely build new metal parts or add material to existing metal components for repair and hybrid manufacturing applications.
“Optomec is the world leading provider of additive manufacturing systems for high-performance applications. This is why we are very proud of this partnership” said Claudio Giarda, Dragonfly CEO. “We are sure that the Italian market is ready to embrace Aerosol Jet Printed Electronics technology and LENS powered-metal fabrication technology. This perfectly completes Dragonfly’s offer and suits the current innovation needs for the development of new smart and connected products, as well as the demand for new industrial solutions to redefine how metal parts are produced, replaced and repaired.”
For more information, visit Optomec.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.