M3D Systems Ideal for High Resolution Electronic Features and Coatings

Albuquerque, New Mexico November 13, 2007: Optomec announced today that Mike Renn, Ph.D will give a Master’s Class presentation on M3D Aerosol Jet deposition technology at the IdTechEx Printable Electronics conference this week. In addition to Dr. Renn’s Master Class, Optomec’s President/CEO, Dave Ramahi, will present the benefits of M3D Aerosol Jet technology during the investment and manufacturing forums. Mr. Ramahi will provide an overview of M3D systems and will discuss the benefits of this breakthrough technology for volume manufacturing applications such as high efficiency solar cells, lower cost fuel cells, FPD line open repair, and fine line interconnects. The conference will be held from November 12th -15th at the South San Francisco Conference Center.

Optomec’s M3D system is a printing platform used in the development of next generation devices such as high density circuitry for photovoltaic cells, fuel cells, printable electronics, and more. The M3D Aerosol Jet is a Direct WriteTM process that first aerosolizes conductive photovoltaic inks or pastes and then forms an aerodynamically focused droplet stream of the material. This Direct Write capability eliminates the need for screens or stencils required by traditional contact deposition processes while also enabling much finer feature sizes. “In addition to the wide variety of materials and substrates supported and the finer feature sizes, the additive process employed by M3D reduces environmental impact by minimizing the waste and chemicals that are part of more traditional manufacturing processes” says Dave Ramahi.

Optomec is the world-leading provider of additive manufacturing systems for high-performance applications in the Electronics, Biomedical, and Aerospace & Defense markets. These systems utilize Optomec’s proprietary M3D aerosol-jetting technology and LENS powder-metal fabrication technology. The company has a global customer base of industry-leading manufacturers.

LENS is a registered trademark of Sandia Corporation.

M3D is a registered trademark of Optomec.