- Dragonfly to Distribute Optomec LENS Systems for 3D Printed Metals and Aerosol Jet Systems for 3D Printed Electronics
January 13, 2016 – ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.– (BUSINESS WIRE)– Optomec, a leading global supplier of production grade additive manufacturing systems for 3D printed metals and 3D printed electronics, today announced it signed a distribution agreement with Dragonfly to expand sales of its solutions into Italy. Dragonfly is an innovative product and service provider enabling its industrial customers to embrace new and emerging additive manufacturing opportunities.
Optomec Aerosol Jet printers provide high-resolution 3D printing capabilities required to manufacture smaller, lighter-weight, high-performance devices used in industries such as aerospace, defense, consumer electronics and the Internet of Things (IoT). Aerosol Jet technology, which is scalable for high volume production applications, uses a patented process of aerodynamic focusing to precisely print electronic circuitry and functional components in dimensions ranging from as small as 10 microns to as large as several millimeters in a single pass.
Optomec LENS printers use the energy from a high-power laser to build up structures one layer at a time directly from powdered metals. The LENS process can completely build new metal parts or add material to existing metal components for repair and hybrid manufacturing applications. LENS technology is available in standalone system configurations or as a modular print engine for integration with existing CNC automation platforms and robots.
“We are very excited about our partnership with Dragonfly to expand sales of Optomec products in Italy,” said Michael Kardos, Optomec Vice President of World Wide Sales. “Dragonfly is solely focused on the Additive Manufacturing sector and a perfect fit for introducing innovative products such as our LENS and Aerosol Jet systems to an untapped marketplace in Italy. Their consultative approach and experienced team will help insure a successful customer base.”
“Optomec is the world leading provider of additive manufacturing systems for high-performance applications. This is why we are very proud of this partnership,” said Claudio Giarda, Dragonfly CEO. “We are sure that the Italian market is ready to embrace Aerosol Jet Printed Electronics technology and LENS powered-metal fabrication technology. This perfectly completes Dragonfly’s offer and suits the current innovation needs for the development of new smart and connected products, as well as the demand for new industrial solutions to redefine how metal parts are produced, replaced and repaired.”
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 200 marquee customers around the world, targeting production applications in the Electronics, Energy, Life Sciences and Aerospace industries.
Dragonfly is an industrial 3D printing enabler for corporations aiming to adopt Additive Manufacturing technologies. Established in 2015 and privately held, Dragonfly is the first Italian digital manufacturing enterprise able to offer a 360° support in terms of services and products for Additive Manufacturing: business consulting, engineering services, system integration and rapid prototyping. Dragonfly is focused to serve large industrial groups in Mechanics, Aerospace, Automotive and Energy fields. The headquarter is based in Capua (CE) within the Italian Aerospace Research Centre (CIRA), with branches in Rome and Milan.
LENS (Laser Engineered Net Shaping) is a registered trademark of Sandia National Laboratories. Aerosol Jet is a registered trademark of Optomec Inc.
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