Industry Leaders and Academic Institutes Collaborate on Latest Developments in 3D Printed Electronics
Albuquerque, New Mexico. Nov. 29, 2017: Optomec, a leading global supplier of production grade additive manufacturing systems for 3D printed electronics (Aerosol Jet) and 3D printed metals (LENS) announced today that the company hosted its 9th annual International Aerosol Jet User Group Meeting at the Santa Clara Convention Center in California earlier this month. The User Group meeting focused on Aerosol Jet printing for production applications, and provided attendees with the latest developments in Aerosol Jet printed electronics.
More than twenty users from fifteen companies attended the meeting including representatives from industrial, academic and government organizations. Users presented their work on a variety of Aerosol Jet printed electronic applications including 3D Printed Structural Electronics, Flexible Electronics, Printed conformal sensors and more. Attendees of the User Group meeting were also treated to a presentation and guided tour of the NextFlex lab facility in San Jose, where users observed Optomec’s advanced Aerosol Jet 5X system for 3D printed electronics.
Mike O’Reilly, Director of Aerosol Jet Products at Optomec states that “At this year’s meeting we continued to witness a breadth of customer applications where Aerosol Jet is used to address next generation product and manufacturing solutions. User presentations covered printing of temperature sensors for the nuclear industry; structural electronics applications for semiconductor packaging; printing new materials for flexible electronics applications; and the development of next generation nano-copper materials developed specifically for the Aerosol Jet process. There was excellent interaction between the users and with Optomec applications experts, furthering two way learning for all in attendance. With our rapid growth, these user interactions provide a perfect forum for the exchange of ideas and technical road-mapping and we look forward to next year’s 10th annual Aerosol Jet User Group meeting along with a host of new faces.”
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 300 marquee customers around the world, targeting production applications in the Electronics, Energy, Life Sciences and Aerospace industries. For more information about Optomec, visit optomec.com.
LENS (Laser Engineered Net Shaping) is a registered trademark of Sandia National Laboratories.
Aerosol Jet is a registered trademark of Optomec Inc.