Global corporation GE decided to share their wealth with worthy startups when they created GE Ventures, their capital investment firm built to assist young companies in the fields of software, healthcare, energy and advanced manufacturing. Over the past year, GE Ventures has contributed funding to a number of companies we’re quite familiar with, including Carbon, […]
At this year’s Additive Manufacturing Conference held in Chicago, presenters shared their insights and experience on the industrial application of additive manufacturing technology. Optomec is featured on pages 34 and 42 for its LENS technology and its new LENS Machine Tool Series.
Vartanian and McDonald (2016) provided an industrial example of where the additive manufacturing (AM) industry is heading in order to guide further development activities in the materials community. The article published in JOM by The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society discussed the benefits of the combination of additive and subtractive metal working capabilities into one […]
By Karen Hanna, Plastics Machinery Magazine
Just as they’re expanding capabilities for the processing of plastics, 3-D printers are also creating new possibilities for mold makers who work with metal.
Representatives of 3-D printer manufacturers said the technology offers numerous benefits to tooling makers, as well as users of the molds. Among other advantages, they said 3-D […]
By Henry Canady | AviationWeek.com
Optomec is steadily improving the performance and cost of a 3D printing technique well-suited to repairing metal parts on aircraft.
The company began working with Sandia National Laboratories to commercialize its Laser Engineered Net Shaping (LENS) technology, Senior Program Manager Tom McDonald says. LENS is powder-fed additive manufacturing. More common additive techniques […]
October 07, 2016 by Robin Mitchell
Optomec recently demonstrated their 3D printing technology at Sensors Midwest in Rosemont, IL. What are printed electronics and what is the Aerosol system?
Components have traditionally been discrete packages that are constructed from materials and pieced together. For example, carbon film resistors consist of a controlled amount of carbon and impurities […]
3D Printing Industry
I spoke with the one of Optomec’s directors about how the company is applying 3D printing to mass production, 3D printing electronics, enabling the Internet of Things, Industry 4.0 and nano-materials such as graphene.
Away from the frenzied noise of press releases about new Kick starters and companies announcing the latest 3D printing “world […]
A SET of straight and gleaming teeth makes for a beautiful smile. But how many people who have undergone a little dental maintenance know that they may have inside their mouths some of the first products of a new industrial revolution? Tens of millions of dental crowns, bridges and orthodontic braces have now […]
By Michael Molitch-Hou, Engineering.com
There is nothing else like Optomec’s Aerosol Jet series on the market, as the Aerosol Jet 3D printer is the only such device capable of spraying conductive inks and other materials onto objects for electronics prototyping or even, in some cases, mass manufacturing. The Aerosol Jet 5X takes this process and gives […]
by Diana Macovei, 3D Printing Electronics Conference
Optomec Aerosol Jet printing technology is an additive manufacturing process (aka 3D printing or direct write) that prints commercially-available conductive, dielectric, semiconductor and biologic inks onto a variety of 2D or 3D plastic, ceramic, and metallic substrates. The result is 3D digital printing that eliminates the need for hard […]