Albuquerque, New Mexico. April 9, 2018: Optomec, a leading global supplier of production grade additive manufacturing solutions, announced today that the company will showcase its industry proven and affordable LENS systems for 3D printed metals at the Additive Manufacturing User Group (AMUG) Conference and Expo in St. Louis, Missouri this week. Highlighting its exhibition will be live demonstrations of Optomec LENS technology and video presentations of the industry first and only  atmosphere controlled LENS  Hybrid System for additive and subtractive processing of metals, including titanium and aluminum. In addition, Optomec will highlight its 5 axis Aerosol Jet technology for printed electronics including a display of sample parts demonstrating conformal sensors, antenna, and 3D interconnects for semiconductor packaging. Optomec will be located in booth P-13.

Optomec is offering a variety of opportunities to learn about the latest breakthroughs in 3D printed metals and printed electronics and to interact with technology experts, users and partners. A summary of these opportunities at AMUG follows:

  • Tuesday April 10 at 3:30 pm: “The Quiet Transition to Additive Manufacturing in Series Productionby Ken Vartanian, Optomec VP of Marketing. In this presentation Ken will discuss a variety of less well known AM applications currently used in production for consumer electronics, structural health monitoring, and repair/remanufacturing.
  • Wednesday April 11 at 3:15 pm: “Powder Bed Fusion vs. Directed Energy Deposition: A Case Study in Speed” by Lucas Brewer, Optomec LENS Applications Manager. In this presentation, Lucas will compare capabilities of Powder Bed Fusion (PBF) and LENS Directed Energy Deposition (DED), where they each apply best, and results from an independent benchmark study comparing performance and cost for these two metal 3D printing technologies.
  • Thursday April 12 at 3:30 pm: “Functionalizing Structures via Aerosol Jet 3D Printed Electronics”, by Bryan Germann, Optomec Aerosol Jet Product Manager In this presentation Bryan will discuss how Aerosol Jet technology is utilized in high volume consumer electronics applications, structural health monitor, and 3D semiconductor packaging.

Optomec LENS 3D hybrid technology combines a rugged CNC automation platform with industry-proven LENS technology, lowering acquisition cost to bring metal additive manufacturing capabilities to a broader market.  This LENS product line includes four models each designed to reduce manufacturing process times and costs while enabling improved end product performance. The additive only, open atmosphere model with a build envelope of 500x300x500 mm has an entry price of around $300,000.

AMUG is a global community focused on accelerating the education and advancement of additive manufacturing and 3D Printing. The conference brings together over 2,000 engineers, designers, managers, and educators from around the world to share expertise, best practices, challenges, and application developments in additive manufacturing.  For more information about 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 sold more than 300 systems to more than 200 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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Shayna Watson- Optomec
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