Optomec Launches 5-Axis Platform for Producing 3D Printed Antenna and Sensors

New Aerosol Jet System enables Mobile Device, Smart Structure and IoT applications

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 4, 2014 — Optomec today announced the availability of the latest member of its 3D printer family, the Aerosol Jet 5X system for printing 3D electronics. The system delivers the precision and flexibility required to produce high resolution 3D printed electronics such as conformal antennas, sensors, and circuits used in consumer electronics, automotive, aerospace and medical applications. Equipped with an Optomec Sprint® Print Module and a 5-axis coordinated motion platform, the Aerosol Jet 5X system is ideally suited for 3D printed micro-electronics development applications.

The Aerosol Jet 5X system can also be optionally configured with an Optomec Marathon® Print Module extending the printer's capabilities from prototyping to low volume production applications. For high volume production applications, Optomec also offers a scalable version of the Marathon Print Module that can be configured with up to four print heads for integration into production platforms.

The advanced Aerosol Jet 5X platform was specifically developed to enable a new generation of lighter weight, high performance micro-electronic devices such as smart phones, tablets, and sensors, all of which are used within the Internet of Things. Aerosol Jet 5X systems are currently shipping with initial installations in North America.

“Optomec continues to break through traditional manufacturing barriers by extending the advantages of 3D printing to advanced applications such as 3D printed electronics, and further showing the promise to be competitive in the production of cost-sensitive devices such as smart phones and the sensors driving the Internet of Things. With the Aerosol Jet 5X system, Optomec is enabling functional electronics to be readily integrated onto and within 3D structures in ways not previously imagined,” said Mike O’Reilly, Director Aerosol Jet Product Management at Optomec.

Using its patented material input and aerodynamic deposition capabilities, the Aerosol Jet 5X can print feature sizes ranging from 10 microns on up to millimeters in width. The system’s 5-axis motion platform enables a print envelope of 200mm x 300mm x 200mm. The Aerosol Jet 5X supports a wide variety of functional materials, including conductive inks, dielectrics, polymers and adhesives and can deposit these materials on low temperature substrates enabling a range of applications. Click here for more information on the Optomec Aerosol Jet 5X printer.

About Optomec

Optomec is a privately-held, rapidly growing supplier of production grade Additive Manufacturing systems. Optomec 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 150 marquee customers around the world, targeting production applications in the Electronics, Energy, Life Sciences and Aerospace industries. For more information about Optomec, visit http://optomec.com.

LENS is a registered trademark of Sandia National Labs, Aerosol Jet is a registered trademark of Optomec



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