Optomec – a leading global supplier of production grade additive manufacturing systems for printed electronics – announced today that Samsung Electronics has commissioned an Aerosol Jet 5X System in its Printed Electronics Lab to enable next-generation electronics production.
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Optomec Aerosol Jet 5X System. Photo courtesy Optomec, Inc.
World-class manufacturers value the Aerosol Jet’s ability to print conductors and dielectric materials on 3D surfaces on many types of substrates. Electronics producers are now using the Aerosol Jet process to print RF interconnects, replace wire bonds in IC packaging, print antennas directly onto electronics enclosures and create multi-layer, miniature circuits — essentially eliminating the restrictive shapes of PCBs. These capabilities enable electronics designers to miniaturize products as well as change the form of the overall electronics package, allowing more organic and ergonomic designs.
The Optomec Aerosol Jet 5X system supports 5-axis of coordination motion with a 200mm x 300mm x 200mm (x, y, z) print envelope and the ability to print features ranging from 10 microns to millimeters. In addition to the hardware and software of the Aerosol Jet System, Optomec provides two decades of materials and process research to match the performance and environmental requirements of the design to a proven production-ready process.
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 http://optomec.com.
LENS is a registered trademark of Sandia National Labs; Aerosol Jet is a registered trademark of Optomec.