Optomec is breaking new ground in the world of additive manufacturing with its unique 3D printing technology. Since its first system introduction in 1997, it has implemented hundreds of innovative designs and products in areas such as electronics, energy, life sciences and aerospace/defense manufacturing.
With a strong track history of success and more than $30 million in product development investment, it as worked with leading industrial companies and research organizations across a wide range of 3D printing implementations, including to help reduce the size and cost of electronic devices, improve the efficiency for the generation of alternative sources of energy, extend the life of high value aerospace components, and produce wear-resistant medical devices.
Our customer base includes the top names in industry that are on the leading edge of manufacturing innovations. These include industrial, research and government organizations such as General Electric, United Technologies, Boeing, Xerox, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), multiple Fraunhofer Institutes (IFAM, IKTS, ENAS, IWS, ISE), CEA LETI, IMEC, PeTeC, Sirris, NASA, Sandia National Laboratories, as well as the US Air Force, US Army and US Navy. In addition, Optomec works with a global academic community including Ohio State University, Washington University, Penn State University, SUNY, University of New South Wales (Australia), POSTECH (Korea), NCTU (Taiwan), Sinano (China), Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers (France), and many more that are developing a new wave of engineers and scientists skilled in clean tech Optomec Additive Manufacturing technology.
Optomec provides unique advantages over traditional manufacturing approaches and brings a specific focus on key application areas to the emerging world of 3D printing. Our systems provide production grade/production scale 3D printing of fully functional end-use devices in specific areas such as printed electronics and metals. Our printers’ innovative technologies support a range of materials, and are able implement feature sizes never before possible. With Optomec, the promise of high volume additive manufacturing is a reality today, transforming how companies design, build and maintain critical parts and products.
Optomec 3D printing solutions are designed to co-exist within current manufacturing processes, delivering value while leveraging existing capital assets. Our patented LENS and Aerosol Jet technologies deliver the benefits of 3D printing with new levels of efficiency and performance. For applications requiring high-volume, reliable use of structural and conductive metals and other materials for production and repair of functional products for high growth segments such as:
- Military/aerospace parts development and repair
- Embedded electronics in consumer products
- Semiconductor and PCB packaging
- Emerging applications in bio, health sciences and energy
Evolutionary for a seamless transition to the world of 3D printing
Optomec printers provide an evolutionary pathway to the benefits of additive manufacturing, with a flexible open architecture that allows seamless integration with existing production environments and manufacturing methodologies. Its modular Print Engine technology comes in a variety of configurations that can be quickly optimized for any requirement – substrate size, material, production volume, etc. Optomec printers use standard third-party materials that can be directly purchased from multiple suppliers reducing cost, single source dependency and capacity risks. And the systems’ intuitive software easily integrates with commercial and proprietary systems being used by customers.