Mike, thank you for your participation. What makes this new additive manufacturing method unique and how does it differ from conventional powder bed approaches? What benefits does this new additive manufacturing method offer over conventional 2D lithographic processing? Our micro-structure solution combines Aerosol Jet dispensing technology with an in-flight materials processing mechanism that enables liquid droplets to partially solidify before depositing on a surface.
Hier die ganze Pressemeldung: The versatile print engine will be used to develop an automated production environment for the manufacturer of artificial muscles also known as Dielectric Elastomer Actuators — DEAs that can be used in robots, games and medical applications.
Because the production of DEAs requires printing of ultra thin layers of elastomer film, silicone and electrodes, the ability of Aerosol Jet technology to print a variety of materials and at dimensions below 10 microns make it ideally suited for the artificial muscle application.
Aerosol Jet technology can print a variety of feature sizes ranging from less than 10 microns to more than one centimeter using patented aerodynamic focusing nozzles.
Due to its ability to handle electronic and biomaterials within the same material deposition system, Aerosol Jet systems offer a unique biomedical micro-device development and production solution that bridges these disciplines.
Engineers at FAPS are looking to Aerosol Jet technology to help facilitate the transition of DEAs from fundamental research to their qualification as regular control elements for use in complex and compliant robots and in lightweight biomimetic prostheses.
This requires the development of an automated production processes for stacked DEAs that can meet their challenging implementation requirements.
The modular Print Engine consists of process controls and print modules enabling simultaneous printing on up to 4 different substrates, or sequential printing of up to 4 different materials on the same substrate all on one machine. Click here for more information on Aerosol Jet technology.
Its focus remains on research of innovative and interdisciplinary manufacturing process approaches to mechatronics products. More information can be found here: About Optomec Optomec is a privately-held, rapidly growing supplier of production grade Additive Manufacturing systems.
Optomec patented Aerosol Jet systems for printed electronics and LENS 3D Printers for metal components are used by industry to reduce product cost and improve performance.
Together, these unique printing solutions work with the broadest spectrum of functional materials, ranging from electronic inks to structural metals and even biological matter.
Optomec has more than marquee customers around the world, targeting production applications in the Electronics, Energy, Life Sciences and Aerospace industries. For more information about Optomec, visit http: Melden Sie sich jetzt kostenlos an.Aerosol Jet technology is a non-contact direct write printing process capable of directly depositing a wide range of commercial and custom electronic materials, including conductor, insulator and biologic formulations, onto virtually any substrate.
The superior compatibility of aerosol jet printing with flexible substrate makes it one of the excellent techniques for the fabrication of future wearable devices. In this work, CNT network based thin film transistors (TFTs) is printed on flexible substrate by Optomec aerosol jet system.
Aerosol jet printing, which utilizes impinging jet technology, is a breakthrough additive technology that enables ﬁner feature sizes than traditional ink-jetting and screen printing processes. Optomec Aerosol Jet technology is used by a wide variety of industries to directly print functional electronic circuitry and components onto low-temperature, non-planar substrates, without the need for masks, screens, or plating.
Aerosol jetting was used to print a conformal sensor, antenna and circuitry directly onto the FDM wing and fuselage parts. Wild says electroless plated LDS has high track adhesion advantages, ductility and speed benefits over aerosol jet printed tracks. Optomec, a leading global supplier of production-grade additive manufacturing systems for 3D printed electronics and 3D printed metals recently announced its Aerosol Jet Technology can enable 3D polymer and composite structures to be printed at the micron scale with embedded electronics.