Aerosol Jet 5X System Enables Flexible, Cost Effective Production of Smart Devices for IoT Applications
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico – March 15, 2016 — Optomec, a leading global supplier of production grade additive manufacturing systems for 3D printed metals and 3D printed electronics, today announced the Company has received multiple orders for its advanced Aerosol Jet 5X printing system. Orders were received from leading companies in Consumer Electronics, Industrial, Healthcare, Aerospace, and Defense, who will use their systems to manufacture 3D printed electronics for smart devices used in Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
The advanced Aerosol Jet 5X system was specifically developed to enable a new generation of lighter weight, high performance smart devices for consumer and industrial Internet of Things applications. Smart devices requiring tightly integrated 3D antennas, sensors and other circuitry have become ubiquitous within the automotive, aerospace, consumer electronics, defense, healthcare, and power generation industries; and such applications are projected to grow exponentially over the coming decade. Equipped with a 5-axis coordinated motion platform, the Aerosol Jet 5X System provides a flexible and cost efficient method for manufacturing these integrated electronics onto a variety of plastic, ceramic and metal 3D structures. Click here for a video of the Aerosol Jet 5X system in action.
“With the Aerosol Jet 5X system we expect to iterate quickly to provide optimized 3D printed electronic solutions enabling engineers to create smaller, lighter, and more efficient products”, said Steve Crynock, AME Senior Electrical Process Engineer, at GE Healthcare Systems.
Using Optomec patented material input and aerodynamic deposition capabilities, the Aerosol Jet 5X system can print feature sizes ranging from 10 microns on up to millimeters in width. The printer supports a wide variety of functional materials, including conductive inks, dielectrics, polymers and adhesives and can deposit these materials on low temperature substrates enabling a range of applications. Aerosol Jet 5X technology is also scalable to meet high volume production requirements. For more information on Aerosol Jet solutions please click here.
“We are pleased to see the rapid adoption of our recently introduced Aerosol Jet 5X system by multiple companies across a variety of industries,” said Mike O’Reilly, Director Aerosol Jet Product Management at Optomec. “This solution is enabling next generation 3D electronics in ways not possible with current manufacturing methods.”
About GE Healthcare:
GE Healthcare provides tranformational medical technologies and services that are shaping a new age of patient care. Our broad expertise in medical imaging and information technologies, medical diagnostics, patient monitoring systems, drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies, performance improvement and performance solutions services help our customers to deliver better care to more
people around the world at a lower cost. In addition, we partner with healthcare leaders, striving to leverage the global policy change necessary to implement a successful shift to sustainable healthcare systems.
Our “healthymagination” vision for the future invites the world to join us on our journey as we continuously develop innovations focused on reducing costs, increasing access and improving quality around the world.
Headquartered in the United Kingdom, GE Healthcare is a unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE). Worldwide, GE Healthcare employees are committed to serving healthcare professionals and their patients in more than 100 countries.
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 200 marquee customers around the world, targeting production applications in the Electronics, Energy, Life Sciences and Aerospace industries. For more information about Optomec, visit optomec.com.
LENS (Laser Engineered Net Shaping) is a registered trademark of Sandia National Laboratories.
Aerosol Jet is a registered trademark of Optomec Inc.