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News Article | April 25, 2017
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Optomec, a leading global supplier of production grade additive manufacturing systems for 3D printed electronics, announced today that the company, along with its partner Wong’s Kong King Ltd (WKK), will showcase its Aerosol Jet systems for 3D printed electronics at NEPCON China in Shanghai. The conference/expo will be held April 25-27 at the Shanghai World Expo and Convention center in China. Optomec will be located in the WKK booth # 1-F50 in Hall 1. At the expo, Optomec will display next generation 3D printed electronic devices used in consumer electronics, semiconductor packaging and Internet of Things applications. Also in the WKK booth, Optomec will showcase a video highlighting the use of Aerosol Jet technology in mass production at the LITE-ON Mobile Mechanical SBG (LITE-ON) factory in Guangzhou, China. For over one year, multiple Aerosol Jet production systems have been operating 24x7 at LITE-ON printing conformal electronics onto millions of consumer electronic devices. Since the printing process requires no plating or special resins, logistics are simplified and production costs are lowered. Examples of Aerosol Jet printed sensors and antennas will also be available for inspection. Additionally, on April 26, Dr. James Q. Feng, Principal Engineer at Optomec, will deliver a presentation titled “Aerosol Jet-The Enabling Technology for 3D Printed Electronics.” Dr. Feng will explain how Aerosol Jet technology is used by a wide variety of industries to directly print functional electronic circuitry and components onto low-temperature, non-planar substrates, without the need for masks, screens or plating. Optomec solutions for printed electronics are based on its industry proven Aerosol Jet technology for printing conformal electronic circuitry and components onto 3D structures. The Aerosol Jet process utilizes an innovative 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. For more information on Optomec solutions for 3D printed electronics click here. NEPCON China is a prestigious professional trade platform and exhibition focused on SMT (surface mount technology) and EMA (electronics manufacturing automation). It brings together over 450 renowned brands from the electronics manufacturing industry around the globe with innovative equipment, materials and system integration solutions covering such areas as SMT, electronics manufacturing automation, welding, dispensing, spray coating, testing and measurement. Various technical forums at the venue allow the audience to meet with industry leaders and gain insight into industry trends and technology applications. For more information on the conference, click here. Optomec is a privately held, rapidly growing supplier of Additive Manufacturing systems. Optomec’s patented Aerosol Jet Systems for printed electronics and LENS 3D Printers for metal components are used by industry to reduce product cost and improve performance. Together, these unique printing solutions work with the broadest spectrum of functional materials, ranging from electronic inks to structural metals and even biological matter. Optomec has more than 300 marquee customers around the world, targeting production applications in the Electronics, Energy, Life Sciences and Aerospace industries. LENS (Laser Engineered Net Shaping) is a registered trademark of Sandia National Laboratories. Aerosol Jet and Optomec are registered trademarks of Optomec Inc.


News Article | April 28, 2017
Site: marketersmedia.com

The Global 3D Printing market accounted for $2.89 billion in 2014 and is expected to reach $12.53 billion by 2022 growing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 20.1% during the forecast period 2014 to 2022. The factors driving the market include high degree of precision, ability to build customized products, and competency over traditional techniques, etc. However, higher production cost, expensive 3D printing software, shortage of skilled labor and inability to manufacture massive outputs are inhibiting the market growth. Moreover, application of 3D printing in different industries and manufacturing process are creating opportunities for the market. The economies of scale gained due to advancement in technology and enhanced manufacturing process will boost the market in future. Stereolithography has the largest revenue and accounted for more than 30% of the total market. While, Electron beam melting is anticipated to be the fastest growing technology segment with a CAGR of around 30% during the forecast period. Polymer occupies major share of the global market and Metals segment is estimated to be the fastest growing material segment and is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 38% during the forecast period. Consumer products segment remains the largest application segment with more than 20% of the market share, whereas healthcare application segment is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period. Increasing demand for 3D printing technology, broad adoption of this technology across the education and government sectors, favorable regulatory policies from the government boosts the 3D printing materials market in the future. The US dominates the market in terms of revenue generation, the growth is due to the advances in healthcare, automobile, aerospace, consumer industry and the initiative taken by the government to develop the technology. North America is expected to represent more than 35% of the market share in 2014, while Asia Pacific is the fastest growing market led by the rapid adoption of 3D printing in the developing industrial sectors. Demand for 3D printing is anticipated to increase in countries such as Japan, China, and South Korea owing to the rising adoption and implementation of 3D printing in diverse industrial applications. The key players in the 3D Printing market include 3D Systems, Stratasys, Envisiontec, Exone, Luxexcel, Materialise NV, MCOR Technologies Ltd, Optomec Inc, Voxeljet AG, and Microtec Gesellschaft Für Mikrotechnologie MBH. Regions Covered: • North America o US o Canada • Europe o Germany o France o Italy o UK o Spain • Asia Pacific o Japan o China o India o Australia o New Zealand o Rest of Asia • Rest of the World o Latin America o Middle East o Africa o Others What our report offers: - Market share assessments for the regional and country level segments - Market share analysis of the top industry players - Strategic recommendations for the new entrants - Market forecasts for a minimum of 8 years of all the mentioned segments, sub segments and the regional markets - Market Trends (Drivers, Constraints, Opportunities, Threats, Challenges, Investment Opportunities, and recommendations) - Strategic recommendations in key business segments based on the market estimations - Competitive landscaping mapping the key common trends - Company profiling with detailed strategies, financials, and recent developments - Supply chain trends mapping the latest technological advancements For more information, please visit https://www.wiseguyreports.com/sample-request/231333-3d-printing-market-outlook-global-trends-forecast-and-opportunity-assessment-2014-2022


This report studies 3D Printing for Automotives in Global market, especially in North America, China, Europe, Southeast Asia, Japan and India, with production, revenue, consumption, import and export in these regions, from 2012 to 2016, and forecast to 2022. This report focuses on top manufacturers in global market, with production, price, revenue and market share for each manufacturer, covering 3D Systems Corporation Autodesk Arcam Stratasys Voxeljet Exone Hoganas Optomec Local Motors Ponoko By types, the market can be split into Metal/Metal-Alloy 3D Printing Automotives Polymer 3D Printing Automotives Other By Application, the market can be split into Used for Design Production of Complex Parts Manufacture of Lightweight Structural Parts for Automotives Customized Special Parts and Inspection Instruments Vehicle Model Production other By Regions, this report covers (we can add the regions/countries as you want) North America China Europe Southeast Asia Japan India Global 3D Printing for Automotives Market Professional Survey Report 2017 1 Industry Overview of 3D Printing for Automotives 1.1 Definition and Specifications of 3D Printing for Automotives 1.1.1 Definition of 3D Printing for Automotives 1.1.2 Specifications of 3D Printing for Automotives 1.2 Classification of 3D Printing for Automotives 1.2.1 Metal/Metal-Alloy 3D Printing Automotives 1.2.2 Polymer 3D Printing Automotives 1.2.3 Other 1.3 Applications of 3D Printing for Automotives 1.3.1 Used for Design 1.3.2 Production of Complex Parts 1.3.3 Manufacture of Lightweight Structural Parts for Automotives 1.3.4 Customized Special Parts and Inspection Instruments 1.3.5 Vehicle Model Production 1.3.6 other 1.4 Market Segment by Regions 1.4.1 North America 1.4.2 China 1.4.3 Europe 1.4.4 Southeast Asia 1.4.5 Japan 1.4.6 India 2 Manufacturing Cost Structure Analysis of 3D Printing for Automotives 2.1 Raw Material and Suppliers 2.2 Manufacturing Cost Structure Analysis of 3D Printing for Automotives 2.3 Manufacturing Process Analysis of 3D Printing for Automotives 2.4 Industry Chain Structure of 3D Printing for Automotives 8 Major Manufacturers Analysis of 3D Printing for Automotives 8.1 3D Systems Corporation 8.1.1 Company Profile 8.1.2 Product Picture and Specifications 8.1.2.1 Product A 8.1.2.2 Product B 8.1.3 3D Systems Corporation 2016 3D Printing for Automotives Sales, Ex-factory Price, Revenue, Gross Margin Analysis 8.1.4 3D Systems Corporation 2016 3D Printing for Automotives Business Region Distribution Analysis 8.2 Autodesk 8.2.1 Company Profile 8.2.2 Product Picture and Specifications 8.2.2.1 Product A 8.2.2.2 Product B 8.2.3 Autodesk 2016 3D Printing for Automotives Sales, Ex-factory Price, Revenue, Gross Margin Analysis 8.2.4 Autodesk 2016 3D Printing for Automotives Business Region Distribution Analysis 8.3 Arcam 8.3.1 Company Profile 8.3.2 Product Picture and Specifications 8.3.2.1 Product A 8.3.2.2 Product B 8.3.3 Arcam 2016 3D Printing for Automotives Sales, Ex-factory Price, Revenue, Gross Margin Analysis 8.3.4 Arcam 2016 3D Printing for Automotives Business Region Distribution Analysis 8.4 Stratasys 8.4.1 Company Profile 8.4.2 Product Picture and Specifications 8.4.2.1 Product A 8.4.2.2 Product B 8.4.3 Stratasys 2016 3D Printing for Automotives Sales, Ex-factory Price, Revenue, Gross Margin Analysis 8.4.4 Stratasys 2016 3D Printing for Automotives Business Region Distribution Analysis 8.5 Voxeljet 8.5.1 Company Profile 8.5.2 Product Picture and Specifications 8.5.2.1 Product A 8.5.2.2 Product B 8.5.3 Voxeljet 2016 3D Printing for Automotives Sales, Ex-factory Price, Revenue, Gross Margin Analysis 8.5.4 Voxeljet 2016 3D Printing for Automotives Business Region Distribution Analysis 8.6 Exone 8.6.1 Company Profile 8.6.2 Product Picture and Specifications 8.6.2.1 Product A 8.6.2.2 Product B 8.6.3 Exone 2016 3D Printing for Automotives Sales, Ex-factory Price, Revenue, Gross Margin Analysis 8.6.4 Exone 2016 3D Printing for Automotives Business Region Distribution Analysis 8.7 Hoganas 8.7.1 Company Profile 8.7.2 Product Picture and Specifications 8.7.2.1 Product A 8.7.2.2 Product B 8.7.3 Hoganas 2016 3D Printing for Automotives Sales, Ex-factory Price, Revenue, Gross Margin Analysis 8.7.4 Hoganas 2016 3D Printing for Automotives Business Region Distribution Analysis 8.8 Optomec 8.8.1 Company Profile 8.8.2 Product Picture and Specifications 8.8.2.1 Product A 8.8.2.2 Product B 8.8.3 Optomec 2016 3D Printing for Automotives Sales, Ex-factory Price, Revenue, Gross Margin Analysis 8.8.4 Optomec 2016 3D Printing for Automotives Business Region Distribution Analysis 8.9 Local Motors 8.9.1 Company Profile 8.9.2 Product Picture and Specifications 8.9.2.1 Product A 8.9.2.2 Product B 8.9.3 Local Motors 2016 3D Printing for Automotives Sales, Ex-factory Price, Revenue, Gross Margin Analysis 8.9.4 Local Motors 2016 3D Printing for Automotives Business Region Distribution Analysis 8.10 Ponoko 8.10.1 Company Profile 8.10.2 Product Picture and Specifications 8.10.2.1 Product A 8.10.2.2 Product B 8.10.3 Ponoko 2016 3D Printing for Automotives Sales, Ex-factory Price, Revenue, Gross Margin Analysis 8.10.4 Ponoko 2016 3D Printing for Automotives Business Region Distribution Analysis For more information, please visit https://www.wiseguyreports.com/sample-request/1205978-global-3d-printing-for-automotives-market-professional-survey-report-2017


News Article | February 28, 2017
Site: www.businesswire.com

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Optomec, a leading global supplier of production grade additive manufacturing systems for 3D printed metals and 3D printed electronics, today announced that its President and CEO, Dave Ramahi, will participate in a NextFlex forum titled “Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE) Impact on Health and Safety of the Future” to be held March 1-2, 2017 at the PARC facility in Palo Alto, Calif. The forum will feature speakers from organizations including GE Healthcare, Boeing, Jabil, Airforce Research Lab and several others. The discussion and presentations will focus on how the cost and effectiveness of healthcare and the safety of aging infrastructure are significant challenges facing America. Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE) holds the promise to improve healthcare comfort and costs through solutions such as telemedicine and remote monitoring. Additionally, FHE has the potential to improve the safety of transportation, transit infrastructure, and utility infrastructure in a cost-effective manner through data-based structural health assessment, maintenance and replacement. Ramahi will contribute to the forum with a presentation titled “Printing 3D Sensors and Antennas Directly onto Products.” Ramahi will discuss how Optomec’s Aerosol Jet system can directly print 3D sensors and antennas onto existing structures, or be used to more tightly package traditional discrete sensors and antenna in a 3D setting. The enables production of Smart Products that are an essential building block for the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial Internet. Optomec’s direct 3D printing approach compares with legacy discrete sensor & antenna production, which is generally 2D, and fails to optimize for cost, size, weight and performance when adapted to 3D products. Ramahi will also share how Optomec is developing sets of generic sensor and antenna reference libraries to help speed the adoption of Smart Product solutions. NextFlex is a public-private consortium of companies, academic institutions, nonprofits and governments with a mission to advance U.S. manufacturing of flexible hybrid electronics. NextFlex encourages investment in the manufacturing ecosystem for this exciting technology, in return for receiving intellectual property, new product ideas and partnering opportunities. For more information on the event, click here. Optomec is a privately held, rapidly growing supplier of Additive Manufacturing systems. Optomec’s patented Aerosol Jet Systems for printed electronics and LENS 3D Printers for metal components are used by industry to reduce product cost and improve performance. Together, these unique printing solutions work with the broadest spectrum of functional materials, ranging from electronic inks to structural metals and even biological matter. Optomec has more than 200 marquee customers around the world, targeting production applications in the Electronics, Energy, Life Sciences and Aerospace industries. LENS (Laser Engineered Net Shaping) is a registered trademark of Sandia National Laboratories. Aerosol Jet and Optomec are registered trademarks of Optomec Inc.


A method for fabricating three-dimensional structures. In-flight heating or UV illumination modifies the properties of aerosol droplets as they are jetted onto a target surface. The UV light at least partially cures photopolymer droplets, or alternatively causes droplets of solvent-based nanoparticle dispersions to rapidly dry in-flight, and the resulting increased viscosity of the aerosol droplets facilitates the formation of free standing three-dimensional structures. This 3D fabrication can be performed using a wide variety of photopolymer, nanoparticle dispersion, and composite materials. The resulting 3D shapes can be free standing, fabricated without supports, and can attain arbitrary shapes by manipulating the print nozzle relative to the target substrate.


Patent
Optomec Inc. | Date: 2014-08-01

Method and apparatus for direct writing of passive structures having a tolerance of 5% or less in one or more physical, electrical, chemical, or optical properties. The present apparatus is capable of extended deposition times. The apparatus may be configured for unassisted operation and uses sensors and feedback loops to detect physical characteristics of the system to identify and maintain optimum process parameters.


A method and apparatus for the additive fabrication of single and multi-layer electronic circuits by using directed local deposition of conductive, insulating, and/or dielectric materials to build circuit layers incorporating conductive, insulating and/or dielectric features, including inter-layer vias and embedded electronic components. Different conductive, insulating, and/or dielectric materials can be deposited at different points in the circuit such that any section of the circuit may be tailored for specific electrical, thermal, or mechanical properties. This enables more geometric and spatial flexibility in electronic circuit implementation, which optimizes the use of space such that more compact circuits can be manufactured.


Apparatuses and processes for maskless deposition of electronic and biological materials. The process is capable of direct deposition of features with linewidths varying from the micron range up to a fraction of a millimeter, and may be used to deposit features on substrates with damage thresholds near 100 C. Deposition and subsequent processing may be carried out under ambient conditions, eliminating the need for a vacuum atmosphere. The process may also be performed in an inert gas environment. Deposition of and subsequent laser post processing produces linewidths as low as 1 micron, with sub-micron edge definition. The apparatus nozzle has a large working distancethe orifice to substrate distance may be several millimetersand direct write onto non-planar surfaces is possible.


Patent
Optomec Inc. | Date: 2012-05-21

Method and apparatus for depositing multiple lines on an object, specifically contact and busbar metallization lines on a solar cell. The contact lines are preferably less than 100 microns wide, and all contact lines are preferably deposited in a single pass of the deposition head. There can be multiple rows of nozzles on the deposition head. Multiple materials can be deposited, on top of one another, forming layered structures on the object. Each layer can be less than five microns thick. Alignment of such layers is preferably accomplished without having to deposit oversized alignment features. Multiple atomizers can be used to deposit the multiple materials. The busbar apparatus preferably has multiple nozzles, each of which is sufficiently wide to deposit a busbar in a single pass.


A deposition apparatus comprising one or more atomizers structurally integrated with a deposition head. The entire head may be replaceable, and prefilled with material. The deposition head may comprise multiple nozzles. Also an apparatus for three dimensional materials deposition comprising a tiltable deposition head attached to a non-tiltable atomizer. Also methods and apparatuses for depositing different materials either simultaneously or sequentially.

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