Albuquerque, New Mexico. 13 Feb 2017:  Optomec, a leading global supplier of production grade additive manufacturing systems for 3D printed electronics announced today that the company will showcase its Aerosol Jet systems for 3D production-grade printed electronics at the SEMI Flex conference, held this week at the Hyatt Regency in Monterey, California.  Optomec will be offering live  demonstrations of the Aerosol Jet 200 system in booth # 2004.  In addition to the exhibition, Dr. Kurt Christenson, Optomec Senior Scientist, will deliver a presentation titled “Electromagnetic Shielding of Flexible Devices” in the Direct Write and 3D Printing Session at 11:30 am on Wednesday, Feb. 14.

In his presentation, Dr. Christenson will discuss how electronic circuits often require electromagnetic shielding to suppress radiated emissions from the circuit and to protect the circuit against interference from external, and internal, electromagnetic sources. This is particularly true when devices contain both transmitting and receiving functions. The rigid, sheet-metal shells traditionally used for electromagnetic shielding cannot be used with flexible circuits.   Dr. Christenson will describe how Aerosol Jet technology is able to deposit a film of conductive material around the perimeter of die, contacts, and connections to flex circuits to form printed electromagnetic shielding barriers on both thin, flexible devices and thicker, rigid devices. For more information on Aerosol Jet printers, click here.

The 2018 FLEX conference is co-located with MEMS & Sensors Technical Congress (MSTC). This partnership adds a deeper dimension to the technical and business base of the event.  For the past 17 years, the Flexible Electronics Conference and Exhibition has been witnessing flexible hybrid electronics grow from a newly established technology to a rapidly developing technology leading changes in IoT, smart medtech, smart automotive, smart manufacturing and more.  For more information on the event, 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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