Nano Dimension Ltd and REHAU succeeded in printing a 3D touch sensor. With the 3D electronic device, the premium polymer products from REHAU can be transformed into back-lit human-machine-interface surfaces. Thus, functionality and convenience are increased - all with a very sleek design. REHAU has established a dedicated technology platform called "Electronics into Polymers" with the mission to make their premium polymer products smarter and increase the value for its customers by seamlessly integrating electronics.
Printing was done using the DragonFly LDM, an additive manufacturing machine, which is the industry's only comprehensive platform for round-the-clock 3D printing of electronic circuity, capable of producing unique and non-standard shapes. For further information see the IDTechEx report on 3D Printing 2019-2029: Technology and Market Analysis.
In accordance with the rise of Smart Home, Smart Mobility and internet-connected devices (IoT), the polymer-based industry is in search of new ways to develop innovative and functional devices presenting new applications with improved performances, efficiencies and lower cost.
"Smartification is no longer just a vision for us. REHAU is developing improved products for the smart home and IoT environment, and Nano Dimension is providing important technology to help accelerate the availability of promising new applications," said Dr. Ansgar Niehoff, Head of Technology Platform "Electronics into Polymers" at REHAU. Dr. Philipp Luchscheider, the REHAU engineer behind the 3D touch sensor design, added, "With the DragonFly LDM we will drive forward REHAU's electronics into polymers strategy to speed up in-house electronics development and find new installation spaces and functions for our products."
In respect to REHAU's purchase of the DragonFly LDM electronics' printing machine, Yoav Stern, Nano Dimension's President and CEO commented, "REHAU will be the first of its kind to bring together in-depth knowledge of polymer materials processing with the ability to insert electronics." Valentin Storz, General Manager of Nano Dimension EMEA added, "This gives REHAU the increased design freedom to develop innovative products, quickly and cost effectively."
The REHAU Group is a polymer specialist with annual sales of around EUR 3.5 billion. The independent, privately held company has approximately 20,000 employees at more than 170 locations worldwide. The company employs 12,000 throughout Europe and 8,000 in Germany. For more than 70 years, REHAU has been working on making polymer products lighter, more comfortable, safer and more efficient. The company manufactures solutions for construction, automotive and industry and supplies its innovative products throughout the world.
About Nano Dimension
Nano Dimension is a provider of intelligent machines for the fabrication of Additively Manufactured Electronics (AME). High fidelity active electronic and electromechanical subassemblies are integral enablers of autonomous intelligent drones, cars, satellites, smartphones, and in vivo medical devices. They necessitate iterative development, IP safety, fast time-to-market and device performance gains, thereby mandating AME for in-house, rapid prototyping and production. Nano Dimension machines serve cross-industry needs by depositing proprietary consumable conductive and dielectric materials simultaneously, while concurrently integrating in-situ capacitors, antennas, coils, transformers and electromechanical components, to function at unprecedented performance. Nano Dimension bridges the gap between PCB and semiconductor Integrated Circuits. A revolution at the click of a button: From CAD to a functional high-performance AME device in hours, solely at the cost of the consumable materials.
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Source: Nano Dimension