Optomec Overview

Optomec is breaking new ground in the world of additive manufacturing (AM) with unique 3D printing technology that supports a broad range of functional, production-grade materials and feature sizes. Our AM technology provides unique advantages over traditional manufacturing approaches.

  • It enables customers to not only print full 3D parts, but also to add materials onto existing 3D parts that were produced using conventional manufacturing methods, such as CNC machining or injection molding.
  • It provides production grade/production scale 3D printing of fully functional end-use devices in specific areas such as printed electronics and metals.
  • It support a wide range of functional materials and feature sizes

With Optomec, the promise of high-volume additive manufacturing is a reality today, transforming how companies design, build and maintain critical parts and products and enabling new manufacturing possibilities.


Since 1997, Optomec systems have produced hundreds of innovative designs and products in markets such as electronics, energy, life sciences, aerospace and defense and the Internet of Things (IoT). Because Optomec enables the production of smart, connected devices with embedded electronics that meet the stringent size, functionality and cost demands of the market, Optomec provides unique advantages to the manufacturing of products in the emerging IoT space.

With a strong track history of success and more than $30 million invested in product development, Optomec has worked with leading industrial companies and research organizations across a range of markets to deliver on the promise of 3D printing. Optomec systems are used across the product life cycle to reduce the size and cost of electronic devices, improve the efficiency of machines generating alternative energy sources, extend the life of high-value aerospace components, produce wear-resistant medical devices, and make industrial and consumer devices smarter and connected.

The Optomec customer base includes top manufacturing innovators. 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 3D printing technology can co-exist within current manufacturing processes because it is based on an open systems approach and delivered in a modular format. This enables Optomec to bring value to customers while enabling them to leverage existing capital assets.

The patented LENS and Aerosol Jet technologies deliver the benefits of 3D printing with new levels of efficiency and performance for key market segments:

  • Military/aerospace parts development and repair
  • Embedded electronics in consumer products and the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Semiconductor and PCB packaging
  • Emerging applications in bio, health sciences and energy