Additive manufacturing is a breakthrough technology that enables functional end-products or product features to be grown from materials such as inks, dielectrics and powders in a layer-wise manner. The approach is inherently more efficient and flexible than traditional subtractive manufacturing methods, and the benefits are compelling in terms of reduced manufacturing and material costs, reduced process time, and improved product performance. Further, additive manufacturing enables the realization of next generation product designs at virtually any scale... from Nano to Macro™
Aerosol Jet printing is an additive manufacturing solution that reduces the overall size of electronic systems by using nanomaterials to produce fine feature circuitry and embedded components without the use of masks or patterns. The resulting functional electronics can have line widths and pattern features ranging from 10's of microns to centimeters, successfully bridging the gap between existing screen-printing and thin-film lithography capabilities.
Optomec's industry-leading LENS 3D printers are used to cost-effectively fabricate, enhance, and repair high-performance metal components in state-of-the-art materials such as titanium, stainless steel, and Inconel®. LENS deposition systems use the energy from a high-power laser to build up structures one layer at a time directly from powdered metals. The resulting fully functional 3-dimensional components have mechanical properties that are equivalent or superior to forged materials.