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Optomec, global supplier of production grade additive manufacturing systems for 3D printed metals and printed electronics, has revealed it has more than doubled its order bookings through the first three quarters of 2014.
Throughout the third quarter, Optomec received a record number of orders for its high-end LENS 3D printers and Aerosol Jet systems.
The intake of industrial orders has resulted in Optomec securing more than 10 new customers who will use the printers for various production applications across the US, Europe and Asia.
“Our success in the third quarter continues the strong momentum we have enjoyed throughout this year in which all tolled we have generated system orders from more than 25 new customers, many of whom intend to expand their installations as they move into higher volume production.” said Dave Ramahi, president and CEO of Optomec. “We are well on track to meet our goal of 100% growth in orders in 2014, and are likewise pleased to see Optomec users reinforcing the fact that 3D printing can bring tangible value and benefits in real production applications, well beyond research and prototyping.”
Recently, Optomec successfully launched the production of its 3D Printed Sensor solution for Industrial Internet applications, and made its first deliveries of the new LENS Print Engine product, a modular solution enabling the integration of 3D Printing of Metals within a conventional CNC machine tool platform.
Optomec has also made significant progress with the addition of a new Aerosol Jet account focused on high volume production of 3D Printed Antenna for Smartphones. Speaking with TCT earlier this year, Ken Vartanian, Optomec’s Marketing Vice President said that the company sees the future of additive manufacturing to be focused on the production of metals and electronics.