Israel-based Nano Dimension have launched a service for printing electronics and smart devices. The service, which they call 3D Printed Electronics Service Bureau, allows companies to create prototypes and small batch production runs for their clientele.
Now, companies can upload their designs to the service and also make use of Nano Dimension’s specialized materials. It seems to work similar to most other 3D printing services in that once a model is on the platform it provides a price quotation to the customer and prints out the object. What sets it apart is that it can print out PCB’s or conductive and circuit-based electronics.
Nano Dimension & Electronics Printing
“We are excited to bring to market the first ever digital manufacturing service for on-demand electronics prototypes and short-run production,” commented Nano Dimension CEO Amit Dror. “Our unique additive manufacturing capabilities positions us to be the first to offer professional-grade 3D printed circuitry, encapsulated sensors, and printed antennas to designers and engineers within days, compressing our customers’ time to market and delivering valuable services across their entire product life cycle.”
The company has previously made waves with the Dragonfly 2020 and its electronics printing capabilities. The Dragonfly plays a crucial role in this new service. The technology is also capable of creating sensors, antennas, molded interconnect devices. This wide range of capabilities is indicative of how useful the printing service could be for companies.
The Dragonfly has been in the news quite a lot lately. Last year, they supplied the machine to a solar energy company. Most recently, it was at the centre of Nano Dimension’s collaboration with Dassault Systems. The companies developed the SolidWorks add-in allowing users to remotely send objects for printing to a Dragonfly 2020. This new service appears to be an extension of the same concept.