Optomec to present at 27th annual AMUG Conference.
Optomec has announced that Mike O’Reilly, Director Aerosol Jet Product Management and Jim Cann, LENS Business Development Manager, will give presentations at the 27th annual Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) conference in Jacksonville next week.
Mr. Cann’s presentation will highlight several unique aspects of Optomec LENS metal 3D Printers, including its ability to print metal onto existing structures and will discuss a new hybrid manufacturing capability which enables new or used CNC machine tools to be upgraded with LENS 3D additive manufacturing technology.
Mr. Cann’s LENS presentation is titled “A Comparison between Powder Bed and Powder Fed Processes for 3D Printed Metals”. The presentation will discuss the two primary laser based 3D Printing technologies for processing powdered metals. Mr. Cann will describe how each technology works and the processing capabilities for each method along with an update and sneak preview of the LENS hybrid manufacturing system.
Mr. O’Reilly’s presentation will be on the “Comparison of Methods to Add Electronic Functionality to 3D Plastic Parts”. His presentation will discuss how integrating printed electronic circuitry and components with 3D structures is the next step in producing fully printed functional devices. Mr. O’Reilly will survey various methods for adding conformal electronics onto 3D polymer parts. Design considerations such as substrate preparation, ink selection, and post processing methods will be reviewed, as well as examples of fully printed functional devices using the Aerosol Jet.
The Optomec booth will showcase videos and functional parts produced with Aerosol Jet and LENS printers. Aerosol Jet printers are used to directly print functional electronic circuitry and components onto low-temperature, non-planar substrates, without the need for masks, screens, or plating with an innovative aerodynamic focusing technique. Optomec LENS metal 3D Printers are used to cost-effectively repair, rework and manufacture high-performance metal components in materials such as titanium, stainless steel, and superalloys.