by Vito Matteo Di Pietro, Profactor GmbH
The project inkjetPCB has been recently publicly granted in the Eurostars program and started on the 1st of November 2019. Main scope of this project is to develop fully inkjet printed multi-layer Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) including embedded passive components as a commercially viable process. As outcome of this collaborative innovation project, the consortium partners plan to deliver to their customers a “Complete Solution” for the digital additive manufacturing of PCBs including materials, equipment and process guidelines.
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Multimaterial 3D printing is exemplified no better than in the area of 3D printed electronics. The ability to create printed circuit boards (PCBs) on demand has the potential to transform localized electronics production and prototyping from the the armed forces to consumer goods, and every industry in-between.
To meet a growing demand for rapid electronics production, Israeli inkjet printing and material development company Nano Dimension (TLV:NNDM) has launched what it terms “the world’s first 3D printed electronics online service.”
Circuitry to speed the product life-cycle
Nano Dimension’s proprietary DragonFly 2020 and DragonFly 2020 Pro 3D printers are installed at over 15 different locations, including Jabil, FATHOM, U.S. electronics company PHYTEC and anonymous users in defence, medicine and transportation. However, this is the first time that Nano Dimension will be directly offering PCB 3D printing as an on-demand service. Continue reading “NanoDimension launches 3D printing electronics online service on-demand (Video)”
Recently I caught up with Simon Fried, chief business officer and one of the founders of Nano Dimension, an Israeli start up that is targeting the market for printed circuit boards or PCBs.
The end goal for many people in additive manufacturing is not so much the ability to print individual components but rather to print a sub assembly or a whole object in a single process. Ultimately this also means being able to print the electronic elements of those objects, which explains why there is so much interest in Nano Dimensions. Continue reading “Silver or copper? Simon Fried, Nano Dimension, speaks about inkjet printing”
For all the promise of 3-D printing, most machines can only shape plastic, meaning that if you want to build even a simple electronic at home, you’re going to be plugging in the bulky, premade circuits of Arduino boards. And if you’re a real industrial designer with proper resources, you’re going to be contacting a factory in China to build a custom circuit board to your specifications. Very little can be done quickly in-house. Continue reading “Prototype your own PCBs for custom projects (Video)”