Albuquerque, New Mexico. 28 April, 2015: Optomec, a global supplier of 3D Printing systems for production applications, announced today that the Mike O’Reilly, Director- Aerosol Jet Product Management will present at the IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe Conference this week. Mr. O’Reilly’s presentation, titled “Micrometer-scale 3D Printing with Aerosol Jet” will focus on unique capabilities of Aerosol Jet 3D technology that enable fabrication of hybrid electro-mechanical 3D structures. The IDTechEx Conference will be held in Berlin, Germany on April 28-29.
Mr. O’Reilly’s presentation in the “3D Printed Electronics Track” will discuss how UV light exposure during printing can substantially cure polymeric materials in-flight, allowing structures to be built up in three dimensions. Aspect ratios of more than 20:1 are achieved with micrometer-scale posts, cylinders, and cones. With robotic manipulation of the print head and target substrate, the 3D features can be fabricated in nearly any orientation including the fabrication of hollow structures such as microbubbles. By co-depositing electronic and polymeric materials it is possible to fabricate hybrid structures. In this case the polymeric materials serve as the mechanical support for nano-metal conductors and other electronic materials. Mr. O’Reilly will also provide an overview of the company’s family of Aerosol Jet Printers, which are used to directly print functional electronic circuitry and components onto low-temperature, non-planar substrates, without the need for masks, screens, or plating. The company’s newest printer- the Aerosol Jet 5X system, is specifically for printing conformal electronics onto 3D structures. The new system delivers the precision and flexibility required to produce high resolution 3D printed electronic devices such as conformal antennas, sensors, and other components for applications in consumer electronics, automotive, aerospace and the Internet of Things. For more information on Aerosol Jet printing, click here.
The IDTechEx conference is now in its twelfth year. The mission of IDTechEx is to aid in critical business and technology development strategy decisions in emerging, high growth fields. The conference focuses on the commercialization of the technology, covering broadly organic, inorganic, thin film and flexible nanotechnologies. Some of the world’s largest user companies will be presenting on their needs and experience with printed electronics, and many attend to learn how they can use these new technologies in their products. For more information on the conference, visit http://www.idtechex.com/printed-electronics-europe/pe.asp
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 175 marquee customers around the world, targeting production applications in the electronics, energy, life sciences and aerospace industries. For more information about Optomec, visit https://www.optomec.com.
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