Nano Dimension Ltd., a leading additive electronics provider announced that the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) became the first R&D facility in the United Kingdom to purchase Nano Dimension’s DragonFly LDM precision additive manufacturing system for electronics. MTC will use the Lights-Out Digital Manufacturing System to additively build electronic components, such as multi-layer printed circuit boards (PCBs), antennas and sensors.
MTC will use the DragonFly LDM additive manufacturing system for advanced applications development, including production of devices requiring increasingly complex features, high geometrical intricacies and very small dimensions, for smart connected devices and a variety of advanced applications. This technology will complement MTC’s existing additive manufacturing capabilities and extend its industry footprint into the research and commercialization of additive manufacturing of printed electronics. It will also assist MTC’s existing industrial partners in addressing current and future development needs to advance innovation of connected products in the UK.
“The DragonFly LDM technology further pushes the boundaries of additive manufacturing, enabling the ability to print an insulating substrate alongside conductors with high precision,” said Naim Kapadia, Technology Specialist, MTC. “The technology will be available to all of our clients so they can experience rapid prototyping of electronics.”
MTC, located at Ansty Park, Coventry, was established as part of the UK government’s national manufacturing strategy with the aim of bridging the gap between university-based research and the development of innovative manufacturing solutions. It houses some of the most advanced manufacturing equipment in the world and is home to the National Centre for Additive Manufacturing, providing integrated manufacturing and 3D printing solutions for customers across sectors such as automotive, aerospace, rail, electronics, space, defense and security.
The DragonFly LDM printing technology is a comprehensive additive manufacturing platform for round-the-clock 3D printing of electronic circuitry. The system, introduced by Nano Dimension on July 24, 2019 is designed for Industry 4.0 and manufacturing for the Internet of Things. The DragonFly LDM is the extension of the successful DragonFly Pro precision system for printing electronic components including multilayer printed circuit boards (PCBs), capacitors, coils, sensors, antennas and more.