Optomec printers offer unique advantages over traditional approaches to 3D printing. Most industrial 3D Printers on the market today print plastic parts used as a visual mock-up for the real end-user part. In some cases, 3D Printers will deposit sacrificial materials such as sand to build molds, which in turn are then used to build end products.
NTU purchased the directed energy deposition machine with a National Science Foundation grant for use in its new Center for Advanced Manufacturing.
Electronics producers are now using the aerosol jet process to print RF interconnects, replace wire bonds in IC packaging, print antennas directly onto electronics enclosures and create multi-layer, miniature circuits.
New Optomec LENS additive plugin combined with the Siemens Sinumerik 840D controller said to provide advanced capabilities for 3D printing of metal parts.
Goal of partnership is to distribute LENS Metal 3D printing technology across the United States.
The prospects are real, but we may have to wait a bit before we can experience the full benefit of additive manufacturing in electronics.
One of the picks will be chosen as DE’s Editor’s Pick of the Week.
These new additions to the Optomec Laser Engineered Net Shaping (LENS) Classic System Series are configurable and maximize the process build envelope.
Optomec LENS family of Metal 3D Printing Solutions will be accessible via the GSA, the U.S. government purchasing portal.
This acquisition is said to deepen Optomec's penetration in production applications for aerospace and energy markets.
Industry leaders and academia collaborate on latest developments in 3D metal printing.