Following the launch of its new DragonFly Lights-Out Digital Manufacturing (LDM) system last week, Israel-based 3D printed electronics company Nano Dimension has announced that the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) has become the first R&D facility in the UK to purchase one of its LDM machines.
Home to the UK’s National Centre for Additive Manufacturing, the MTC will use the DragonFly LDM system for advanced applications and smart device development including devices requiring complex features, high geometrical intricacies and very small dimensions.
“The DragonFly LDM technology further pushes the boundaries of additive manufacturing, enabling the ability to print an insulating substrate alongside conductors with very high precision,” said Naim Kapadia, Technology Specialist, MTC. “The innovative technology will be available to all of our clients so they can experience the full benefits and capabilities of the innovative applications, as well as rapid prototyping of electronics.”
Valentin Storz, Nano Dimension’s Director of EMEA Sales, commented: “UK is central to our global expansion strategy, and expanding our footprint here with customers like MTC will showcase how the DragonFly LDM can help research institutions and others drive the next wave of innovation and growth in the 3D printed electronics market.”
The DragonFly LDM printing technology is designed for round-the-clock 3D printing of electronic circuitry including multilayer printed circuit boards (PCBs), capacitors, coils, sensors, antennas and more. The technology builds on Nano Dimension’s DragonFly Pro system which launched back in 2017 as a platform for rapid prototyping of PCBs. The first installation of the DragonFly LDM took place last week at Munich-based sensor and defense electronics provider Hensoldt where the system is believed to already be making significant reductions in time and cost for circuit production. Nano Dimension says this latest installation in the UK demonstrates a “growing interest” among UK and European R&D institutions in its LDM technology as a means to bring next generation electronic products and solutions to market.