Albuquerque, New Mexico. 25 April 2017:  Optomec, a leading global supplier of production grade additive manufacturing systems for 3D printed electronics announced today that the company, along with its partner Wong’s Kong King Ltd (WKK), will showcase its Aerosol Jet systems for 3D printed electronics at NEPCON China in Shanghai. The conference/expo will be held April 25-27 at the Shanghai World Expo and Convention center in China. Optomec will be located in the WKK booth # 1-F50 in Hall 1.

At the expo, Optomec will display next generation 3D printed electronic devices used in consumer electronics, semiconductor packaging and Internet of Things applications. Also in the WKK booth, Optomec will showcase a video highlighting the use of Aerosol Jet technology in mass production at the LITE-ON Mobile Mechanical SBG (LITE-ON) factory in Guangzhou, China.  For over one-year, multiple Aerosol Jet production systems have been operating 24×7 at LITE-ON printing conformal electronics onto millions of consumer electronic devices. Since the printing process requires no plating or special resins, logistics are simplified and production costs are lowered. Examples of Aerosol Jet printed sensors and antennas will also be available for inspection.

Additionally, on April 26, Dr. James Q. Feng, Principal Engineer at Optomec will deliver a presentation titled “Aerosol Jet-The Enabling Technology for 3D Printed Electronics”.  Dr. Feng will explain how Aerosol Jet technology is used by a wide variety of industries to directly print functional electronic circuitry and components onto low-temperature, non-planar substrates, without the need for masks, screens, or plating. Optomec solutions for printed electronics are based on its industry proven Aerosol Jet technology for printing conformal electronic circuitry and components onto 3D structures. The Aerosol Jet process utilizes an innovative aerodynamic focusing technique to collimate a dense mist of material-laden micro droplets into a tightly controlled beam to print features as small as 10 microns or as large as several millimeters in a single pass. A wide assortment of materials can be printed with the Aerosol Jet system including conductive nano-particle inks, polymers and epoxies, along with dielectrics, ceramics, and bio-active materials. For more information on Optomec solutions for 3D printed electronics click here.

NEPCON China is a prestigious professional trade platform and exhibition focused on SMT (surface mount technology) and EMA (electronics manufacturing automation). It brings together over 450 renowned brands from the electronics manufacturing industry around the globe with innovative equipment, materials, and system integration solutions covering such areas as SMT, electronics manufacturing automation, welding, dispensing, spray coating, testing and measurement. Various technical forums at the venue allow the audience to meet with industry leaders and gain insight into industry trends and technology applications.  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.

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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