Aerosol Jet 5X system for printing 3D electronics.
Optomec has announced the availability of its latest 3D printer the Aerosol Jet 5X system which has the ability to print 3D electronics.
Built with an Optomec Sprint Print Module and 5 axis coordinated motion platform, the system has been designed to further the development of microelectronics. The machine is capable of producing high-resolution 3D printed parts such as antennas, sensors and circuits for commercial use.
The system can also be configured with an Optomec Marathon Print Module which enhances the printers capabilities from prototyping to low volume production applications or high volume when configured with up to four print heads.
The printer was developed with a new generation in mind that will involve the production of lighter weight and high performance devices such as smart phones and tablets, all connected within the Internet of Things.
With a 200mm x 300mm x 200mm build envelope, a patented material input and aerodynamic deposition capabilities, the Aerosol Jet 5X supports a wide variety of materials including conductive inks, dielectrics, polymers and adhesives.
“Optomec continues to break through traditional manufacturing barriers by extending the advantages of 3D printing to advanced applications such as 3D printed electronics, and further showing the promise to be competitive in the production of cost-sensitive devices such as smart phones and the sensors driving the Internet of Things,” said Mike O’Reilly, Director Aerosol Jet Product Management at Optomec. “With the Aerosol Jet 5X system, Optomec is enabling functional electronics to be readily integrated onto and within 3D structures in ways not previously imagined.”