Albuquerque, New Mexico. 13 February 2017: Optomec, a leading global supplier of production grade additive manufacturing systems for 3D printed electronics announced today that the company will showcase its Aerosol Jet systems for 3D printed electronics at the IPC APEX Expo/conference held February 11-16 at the San Diego convention center in San Diego, California.
At the conference Optomec will display functional devices, printed by our customers, such as 3D printed sensors and antennas, semiconductor packaging, and Internet of Things applications. Aerosol Jet technology is currently used in mass production for printing 3D conformal antennas and sensors for consumer electronics devices. A video highlighting the use of Aerosol Jet 3D printing systems at the LITE-ON Mobile Mechanical SBG (LITE-ON) factory in Guangzhou, China will be shown in the Optomec booth. Multiple Aerosol Jet production systems are operating 24×7 at LITE-ON, printing conformal electronics onto millions of consumer electronic devices. Since the printing process requires no plating or special resins, logistics are simplified and production costs are lowered. Examples of Aerosol Jet printed sensors and antennas will also be available for inspection at the Optomec booth # 1224.
Mike O’Reilly, Optomec Director of Aerosol Jet Products, will serve on a panel discussing the topic “Printed Electronics- Will Your Company Have the Flexibility to Adapt to these Technologies?” A panel of industry experts will discuss real-world success stories and lessons learned, provide a reality-check assessment of where printed electronic is today and where it’s headed, and recommend how to position your organization to take advantage of this technology. The panel discussion will be held from 3:30 to 5:00 pm on February 14th.
Mr. O’Reilly will also deliver a presentation on the pros and cons of different methods of manufacturing printed electronics. He will explain how Aerosol Jet technology is used by a wide variety of industries to directly print functional electronic circuitry and components onto low-temperature, non-planar substrates, without the need for masks, screens, or plating. Optomec solutions for printed electronics are based on its industry proven Aerosol Jet technology for printing conformal electronic circuitry and components onto 3D structures. The Aerosol Jet process utilizes an innovative aerodynamic focusing technique to collimate a dense mist of material-laden micro droplets into a tightly controlled beam to print features as small as 10 microns or as large as several millimeters in a single pass. A wide assortment of materials can be printed with the Aerosol Jet system including conductive nano-particle inks, polymers and epoxies, along with dielectrics, ceramics, and bio-active materials. For more information on Optomec solutions for 3D printed electronics click here.
The IPC APEX EXPO 2017 brings together professionals from around the world to participate in the Technical Conference, Exhibition, and Professional Development, Standards Development and Certification programs. These activities offer a wide range of education and networking opportunities that impact careers and companies by providing the knowledge, technical skills and best practices to address challenges facing the industry. For more information on the event, click here.
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.
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