Albuquerque, New Mexico – 15 March 2017:  Optomec, a leading global supplier of production grade additive manufacturing systems for 3D Printed Metals and 3D Printed Electronics announced today that the company will feature its Aerosol Jet systems for 3D electronics at the iMAPS MicroTech Advanced Packaging and Technology Trends conference.  The conference will take place at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) in England on March 16.  Urs Berger, Director of European Sales for Optomec, will give a presentation in the Advanced Packaging track entitled “Using Additive Manufacturing to Add Value to Products Produced with Conventional Manufacturing Methods” at 14:00 on March 16.

Mr. Berger’s presentation will discuss how Additive Manufacturing is being used to print functional circuits onto both planar and non-planar substrates, whereas 3D Printing is usually assumed to mean building complete products in 3D space.  This important difference broadens the scope of Additive Manufacturing solutions to include the ability to print conformal electronics including, antennas, sensors, and flexible circuits  onto substrates produced by conventional manufacturing methods. This creates a landscape where Additive Manufacturing can co-exist with traditional manufacturing techniques, offering the ability to enhance existing 2D and 3D substrates with conformal electronics. The presentation will provide more details on Additive Manufacturing, especially as it relates to printed electronics.

With its updated one-day format, MicroTech 2017 brings together the entire microelectronics supply chain and is the only UK event dedicated to Micro-Assembly and related technologies. The conference will feature Keynote talks from “iNEMI – International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative” and the “Fraunhofer IZM, Department of System Integration and Interconnection Technologies”, plus technical presentations & table top exhibits on the latest developments, technologies and capabilities, in addition to a high-impact session proceeded by a Keynote talk and poster displays from UK research.  For more information on the conference, click here.

Optomec is a privately-held, rapidly growing supplier of Additive Manufacturing systems. Optomec’s 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 300 marquee customers around the world, targeting production applications in the Electronics, Energy, Life Sciences and Aerospace industries.


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LENS (Laser Engineered Net Shaping) is a registered trademark of Sandia National Laboratories. Aerosol Jet and Optomec are registered trademarks of Optomec Inc.



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