NESS ZIONA, ISRAEL, April 4, 2016 – Nano Dimension’s groundbreaking DragonFly 2020 3D Printer took just 17 months to design — inside and out — using various SOLIDWORKS applications from Dassault Systèmes, including SOLIDWORKS design software, SOLIDWORKS Simulation, SOLIDWORKS Composer and SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional.
Nano Dimension’s ‘Lamborghini-like’ 3D printer offers electronics professionals the ability to rapidly produce functional multilayer PCB prototypes in-house. Using a combination of SOLIDWORKS 3D design software, Nano Dimension was able to visualize the DragonFly 2020 3D Printer and its components with accurate 3D illustrations of the design and renditions of the product, before actual production.
Lena Kotlar, the R&D Mechanical Manager at Nano Dimension and designer of the DragonFly 2020 3D Printer, credits the SOLIDWORKS solutions for allowing her team to design the complex and unique printer so rapidly.
“Every bit of the unit — mechanical parts, the housing, wires and cables — was designed with SOLIDWORKS,” Ms. Kotlar said. “We used the software’s simulation capabilities to ensure the parts would work correctly together and the unit would function properly while building 3D printed circuit boards.”
The SOLIDWORKS ecosystem enabled the creation of the DragonFly 2020 3D printer with unparalleled efficiency thanks to the tightly integrated innovation capabilities of the SOLIDWORKS ecosystem, including simulation, mechanical design, visualization, and data management.
The DragonFly 2020 3D Printer features a unique, non-bulky, streamlined design, based on inspiration from nature, the automotive industry, and Nano Dimension’s dragonfly logo, Kotlar said. While most 3D printer companies outsource their designs, Nano Dimension’s in-house design process using SOLIDWORKS ensured the system would remain unique and uninfluenced by designs for more generic 3D printers.
The DragonFly 2020 3D Printer is targeted for commercial availability later this year.
About Nano Dimension
Nano Dimension Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: NNDM), founded in 2012, focuses on development of advanced 3D printed electronics systems and advanced additive manufacturing. Nano Dimension’s unique products combine three advanced technologies: 3D inkjet, 3D software and nanomaterials. The company’s primary products include the first 3D printer in development dedicated to printing multilayer PCBs (printed circuit boards) and advanced nanotechnology-based conductive and dielectric inks.
Nano Dimension trades on the NASDAQ and TASE under the symbol NNDM. The Bank of New York Mellon serves as the depositary for Nano Dimension.
Source: Nano Dimension