Leading International Manufacturers and Academic Institutes Collaborate on Latest Developments in Printed Electronics Technology

Albuquerque, New Mexico. 14 Nov 2013: Recently the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) hosted the International Aerosol Jet User Group Meeting on Printed Electronics at their campus in New York. The conference focused on “R&D and Production applications” and provided attendees with latest developments in printed electronics presented by several marquee industrial, academic and government organizations. Attendees also participated in round table discussions and printed electronic demonstrations using Optomec Aerosol Jet Printers. Presentations from the UG meeting are available for download to Aerosol Jet system owners on Optocare.

The International Aerosol Jet Users Group Meeting, was attended by Optomec system owners representing organizations such as Boeing, Quest Integrated, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, KU Leuven Campus De Nayer, Xerox Research Centre of Canada, the US Air Force Research Lab, and more. Xerox Research Center of Canada is currently developing inks for high volume Aerosol Jet Production applications. For more information on Aerosol Jet printing click here.

RIT is a driving influence within the emerging field of printed electronics. RIT’s Aerosol Jet system, which is located at the Brinkman Advanced Machine Tools Lab, is being used to develop solid oxide fuel cells, batteries, photovoltaics, and other energy-related printed devices using advanced nano materials. Through continued collaboration with our customers, Optomec will continue to advance printed electronics solutions to meet evolving additive manufacturing requirements.

Dr. Denis Cormier of RIT states “The Aerosol Jet User Group Meeting serves an extremely important function for both Optomec and its user community. It’s a tremendous opportunity for Aerosol Jet system users to learn best practices from one another and to brainstorm ideas for features and capabilities that it would like to see developed. Optomec has a strong track record of acting on feedback from these meetings and delivering enhancements in next-generation Aerosol Jet technologies.”

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 150 marquee customers around the world, targeting production applications in the Electronics, Energy, Life Sciences and Aerospace industries.

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