Optomec, a leading global supplier of production grade additive manufacturing systems for 3D Printed Metals and 3D Printed Electronics will feature its new LENS Machine Tool series for 3D printed metals and Aerosol Jet 3D printers for functional Electronics at the Additive Manufacturing User Group Meeting (AMUG) from March 19-23 in Chicago, Illinois.
The Machine Tool Series combines Optomec LENS Print Engine technology with conventional CNC Vertical Milling platforms making metal AM technology affordable to a broader market. Three models of the LENS Machine Tool Series are available, including an industry first Hybrid Controlled Atmosphere system for processing titanium and aluminum. The remaining two LENS Machine Tool Series models include a Hybrid Open Atmosphere and an Additive-only Open Atmosphere systems for processing non-reactive metals. All three standard configurations are designed to reduce manufacturing process times and costs while enabling improved end product performance and rapid design changes. Entry level pricing for the LENS Machine Tool Series starts at under $250,000.
Optomec solutions for printed electronics are based on the Aerosol Jet technology for printing conformal electronic circuitry and components onto 3D structures. The Aerosol Jet process uses an aerodynamic focusing technique to collimate a dense mist of material-laden micro droplets into a tightly controlled beam to print features as small as 10 microns or as large as several millimeters in a single pass. A wide assortment of materials can be printed with the Aerosol Jet system including conductive nano-particle inks, polymers and epoxies, along with dielectrics, ceramics, and bio-active materials. Aerosol Jet technology is currently used 24×7 for mass production of 3D printed conformal antennas and sensors for consumer electronics devices.
The AMUG Conference brings together engineers, designers, managers, and educators from around the world to share expertise, best practices, challenges, and application developments in additive manufacturing. The users group is dedicated and open to the owners and operators of commercially available additive manufacturing and 3D printing technology. In addition to education and training sessions, attendees will explore the latest products and solutions offered to the industry at the exclusive AMUG Expo.