Optomec, Inc., a privately-held supplier of proprietary Additive Manufacturing equipment and software, announced it has delivered its 500th Industrial 3D printer. The machine is installed at a division of General Electric, which now counts more than 20 Optomec systems in use across GE business units including aviation, healthcare, power, and oil & gas.
Optomec’s installed base of 500 Industrial 3D printers includes more than 200 LENS machines for 3D Printed Metal, where Optomec was first to market with a DED (Directed Energy Deposition) based solution. These metal printers are used for a range of high ROI production applications including short-run manufacturing, upfront wear coatings and rebuild of worn or damaged components. The solution compares favorably versus other metal printing solutions such as powder bed fusion and binder jetting.
Additionally, Optomec has fielded almost 300 of its patented Aerosol Jet systems for 3D printed electronics. These machines are used in production for applications including high-density 3D semiconductor packaging and directly integrated 3D antenna and sensors, for industry leaders in consumer electronics, medical device and mil-aero markets.
In addition to GE, Optomec customers include Samsung, Lockheed, Panasonic, Siemens, Honeywell, United Technologies, Northrop, NASA and the US Navy, Army and Air Force. The Company has users in more than two dozen countries across North America, Europe and Asia.