Jan 21, 2016 | By Kira
Last year, Isreal-based Nano Dimension unveiled the concept design for the DragonFly 2020 3D printer, the first inkjet 3D printer capable of using conductive nano-inks to 3D print multi-layer circuit boards and circuit board prototypes within a matter of hours. Since then, the company has generated a lot of industry buzz, raising millions of dollars in investment agreements and filing patent after patent for its conductive 3D printing inks and functional 3D printing processes.
Now, after a nearly year of these exciting announcements, Nano Dimension is closer than ever to beginning the sales process for its highly anticipated PCB 3D printer. To help bring it to market, Nano Dimensions Technologies, a fully owned subsidiary of Nano Dimension, has signed an agreement with Flex, which will serve as the primary manufacturer and supplier of the DragonFly 2020 PCB 3D printer.
Flex (formerly known as Flextronics) is a ‘sketch-to-sale’ solutions company that helps bring innovative technological products to market through the prototyping, manufacturing and right on to distribution stages. With over 100 locations across 30 countries, Flex offers prototyping, advanced engineering, design for manufacturing, testing, failure analysis, production, transfer services, and supply chain optimization—essentially, everything Nano Dimension could possibly need to get the DragonFly 2020 PCB 3D printer into its customers’ hands.
“We are proud and pleased to work with Flextronics and we are confident that the company’s high standards, as well as its global reach, will enable Nano Dimension to expedite the process to bring our groundbreaking DragonFly 2020 printer to customers in the U.S. and around the world,” said Amit Dror, CEO of Nano Dimension.
Rafi Hadad, Business Development Director of Flex, added, “We are pleased that Nano Dimension is joining our respected list of leading technology companies that have chosen us as a manufacturer of their unique products. We look forward a fruitful partnership with Nano Dimension as we begin the process of manufacturing its high-end 3D printer."
The ability to rapidly 3D print circuit boards and components for electronic devices opens the door for an entirely new range of functional, electronic 3D printed goods, and Nano Dimension’s advancements in the field of electronic 3D printing have not gone unnoticed by the industry at large. Previously, Nano Dimension received $1.3 million from Israel’s Chief Scientist. That investment followed an initial $10.9 in financing raised in June, as well as additional investment agreements totaling $2.2 million in November 2015.
As well as developing the DragonFly 2020 PCB 3D printer, Nano Dimension has developed a range of proprietary nanotechnology-based inks for 3D printing, including AgCite, an oxidation-resistance conductive copper ink, and a process for 3D printing multimaterial electrical conductors. So far, the company has met all of its development targets, and we expect more news in the very near future regarding the official sales launch of its flagship product, the DragonFly 3D printer.
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