DragonFly 3D printers enable engineers to 3D print printed circuit boards (PCBs). One of the challenges, however, is the limited available of the material used in these prints. That will change as Nano Dimension Technologies Ltd., opens its nano particle ink production facility.
Scientists here will produce advanced nanoparticle conductive and dielectric inks for its DragonFly 2020 Pro, the company’s first commercial 3D printer for rapid prototyping of complex multilayer printed circuit boards (PCBs).
The 8,600-square foot (800 square meters) facility is in Ness Ziona. The production facility features advanced technological solutions, meets high quality control standards and has a scaled-up manufacturing process to meet the needs of DragonFly 2020 Pro 3D printer customers in the coming years.
Nano Dimension’s inks have unique sintering and curing properties, as well as ink stability enabling precision, and engineered metal particle size.
The combination of a dielectric material (for mechanical structure, high temperature resistance and electrical insulation) and a conductive material for the circuitry with a very low melting point, solve some of the major challenges that, thus far, have prevented widespread use of 3D printed electronics.
Nano Dimension’s inks make it possible to quickly print three-dimensional, high performance, low-cost conductive patterns as well as complex structures on relatively heat sensitive substrates with Nano Dimension’s DragonFly 2020 Pro 3D Printer.
“We have made significant progress over the past several months to design and engineer an innovative continuous manufacturing process to enable us to increase production of our nano particle inks and compatible dielectric materials,” said Amit Dror, CEO of Nano Dimension. “This process will allow us to efficiently scale-up and maintain our ability to supply customers with advanced materials, while keeping the trade secrets of the unique production processes.”