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Posted on December 11, 2018 by Dr Bryony Core

IDTechEx Present 3D Printing Europe 2019

The IDTechEx Show! presents 3D Printing Berlin 2019, which offers the opportunity for key innovators and end users across multiple verticals to share their insights and expertise in the leading edge of additive manufacturing. IDTechEx forecasts the total market value of 3D printers, materials and services will be $40 billion by 2027. This show will highlight some of the advances made by key 3D printing manufacturers, materials developers and end users, who are continually striving to push the boundaries of what is possible with 3D printing.
 
Several companies engaging in 3D printing of electronics have made the news this year, as this young technology area continues to develop as more and more users engage with the latest hardware for a variety of applications. One such company is Nano Dimension Ltd, who have continued to enjoy tremendous success as they go from strength to strength following the launch of their DragonFly Pro designed for the precision manufacturing of printed electronics.
 
 
From Nano Dimension: "Among the highlights in 2018, the company has signed with new leading resellers, significantly strengthening its presence in the U.S., Southeast Asia, Europe and Africa. The company has filled key executive positions and more than doubled its sales volume. Nano Dimension has shown quarterly growth in sales revenue, averaging 56 percent quarter to quarter over the last four quarters and earned a variety of professional certifications and technology awards. Nano Dimension's receipt of a Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) Code from the U.S. Department of Defense Logistics Agency has helped the company move ahead with additional sales to the defense industry. In the third quarter alone, Nano Dimension sold two DragonFly Pro systems to different branches of the United States Armed Forces.
 
Nano Dimension's strategic alliance approach has committed market-leading developers to broaden the variety of additive manufacturing applications developed with the DragonFly Pro system. This includes a SOLIDWORKS add-in for the DragonFly Pro that offers electronics developers the most complete and efficient solution to optimize multi-material design of complex, non-planar and volumetric electronics.
 
Nano Dimension also recently announced a major breakthrough in collaboration with Harris Corporation and Space Florida, demonstrating that precision 3D printed radio frequency (RF) amplifier performance is comparable to conventional manufacturing techniques. Harris worked with Nano Dimension and its multi-material DragonFly Pro system to produce the functional circuits in a single print.
 
 
In the automotive sector, Nano Dimension has joined the open innovation program of Techniplas, a leading global design and manufacturing provider of automotive products and services. With the program, Nano Dimension is engaging with leading automotive designers to leverage additive manufacturing of electronics, such as encapsulated sensors, IoT applications and smart surfaces. Techniplas recently unveiled a new steering wheel concept that incorporates its proprietary cognitive lighting technology through deploying Nano Dimension's precision additive manufacturing for printed electronics. Using the DragonFly Pro, Techniplas engineers directly printed conductive paths in electronic elements that were embedded into a steering wheel concept.
 
Nano Dimension is expanding its interactions in these new markets and driving new business opportunities.
 
"Additive manufacturing of printed electronics is one of the pivotal elements in the move toward Industry 4.0, and we are working very hard in ensuring our partners and customers have the tools they need to participate," said Amit Dror, Nano Dimension's CEO. "We are well positioned to continue accelerating our revenue growth. We've increased our global presence with new customers, resellers and customer experience centers, and, more importantly, we are helping companies accelerate their time to market, increase their design power and improve efficiencies, all while fiercely protecting their intellectual property."
 
 
Under the leadership of 30-year industry veteran Dr. Jaim Nulman as Nano Dimension's CTO and eVP Products, the DragonFly 2020 Pro precision additive manufacturing system for electronics is enabling companies to take control of their entire development cycle and plan their routes to fully fledged additive manufacturing.
 
The system enables designers and engineers to 3D-print metal and polymer simultaneously to deliver in-house prototyping of functional electronics such as sensors, conductive geometries, antennas, molded interconnect devices, printed circuit boards and other innovative devices."
 
IDTechEx looks forward to welcoming you to the IDTechEx Show! 3D Printing Berlin 2019 on April 10-11; more information available on our website www.3DPrintingEurope.tech External Link.

Authored By: Dr Bryony Core

Technology Analyst

Posted on: December 11, 2018

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