Optomec and Autodesk’s Delcam Enter into Global Sales Partnership for Advanced Software
Enhancements Expand Aerosol Jet Capabilities for Fully Printed 3D Electronics
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico – May 12 , 2016 — Optomec, a leading global supplier of production grade additive manufacturing systems for 3D printed electronics, and Delcam, an Autodesk company, one of the world’s leading suppliers of advanced CADCAM solutions for the manufacturing industry, have entered into a global sales partnership whereby Optomec will sell and support Delcam products in conjunction with sales of its Aerosol Jet systems for 3D printed electronics.
Beginning in 2015, the companies commenced development activities to enhance Delcam’s FeatureCAM software to support Optomec’s Aerosol Jet five-axis system for 3D printed electronics. This collaboration brings together Delcam’s industry leading additive manufacturing software expertise with Optomec’s industry leading 3D printed electronic technology to address next generation electronics manufacturing challenges. The end result enables Delcam software to create additive five-axis tool paths that drive Aerosol Jet systems to print sensors, antennas and other functional electronics virtually anywhere onto mechanical structures maximizing design and manufacturing flexibility for a new generation of smart devices. Click here for more information. This industry leading collaboration builds upon the recent strategic investment Optomec received through Autodesk’s Spark Fund which supports ideas that push the boundaries of 3D printing.
“Through this collaboration, Delcam and Optomec have developed and are delivering world-class, production ready additive manufacturing solutions to meet next generation printed electronic product challenges” said Christian Briscoe, VP Western US Sales for Delcam. “We are excited about the possibilities.”
“The core synergies between Delcam and Optomec will help us achieve more than we could if working independently, said Mike O’Reilly, Optomec –Director, Aerosol Jet Product Management. Together, we are placing an emphasis on innovation and collaboration to solve next generation manufacturing challenges of smart devices for consumer electronics, automotive, medical and industrial internet of things (IoT) applications.
Delcam, a wholly owned subsidiary of Autodesk, Inc., is one of the world’s leading suppliers of advanced CADCAM solutions for the manufacturing industry. Delcam’s range of design, manufacturing and inspection software provides complete, automated CADCAM solutions, to take complex-shaped products from concept to reality. It is now the largest developer of product design and manufacturing software in the UK, with subsidiaries in North America, Europe and Asia. Delcam’s software is used by more than 50,000 organizations in over 80 countries.
Optomec is a privately-held, rapidly growing supplier of Additive Manufacturing systems. Optomec’s patented Aerosol Jet Systems for printed electronics and LENS 3D Printers for metal components are used by industry to reduce product cost and improve performance. Together, these unique printing solutions work with the broadest spectrum of functional materials, ranging from electronic inks to structural metals and even biological matter. Optomec has more than 200 marquee customers around the world, targeting production applications in the Electronics, Energy, Life Sciences and Aerospace industries. For more information on Optomec additive manufacturing solutions, click here.
LENS (Laser Engineered Net Shaping) is a registered trademark of Sandia National Laboratories.
Aerosol Jet and Optomec are registered trademarks of Optomec Inc.
Shayna Watson, Optomec