New Technology and Products Fuel Growth in 3D Metal and Electronics Production
Optomec, a profitable high-growth pioneer in production Additive Manufacturing, announced another important milestone in its continued growth, with the delivery of its 600th industrial 3D printer. The company has now installed more than 250 of its proprietary LENS™ Systems for 3D Printed Metal and over 350 of its patented Aerosol Jet® Systems, with the majority of its recent machines being used for high ROI production applications.
Optomec has long been at the forefront in delivering Additive Manufacturing solutions that address industry's most challenging needs. The company was 1st to Market and has the largest installed base of Directed Energy Deposition (DED) 3D metal printers, marketed under its well-known LENS trademark. These machines are particularly well suited for building large structural parts in Titanium, Nickel-based superalloys and Stainless Steel, and for repairing high value components, where they have been used in production to restore more than 10 million aircraft engine parts.
Similarly, Optomec was 1st to Market and has the largest installed base of true 3D Electronics Printers, enabling high volume production applications in Advanced 3D Semiconductor Packaging, Consumer Electronics, Medical Device and Industrial products. The company's Aerosol Jet printers have the unique ability to print 3D circuitry, sensors and antennas onto virtually any surface, with features as small as 10 microns. This enables continued miniaturization of electronic systems, as well as the advance of smart parts that combine structure and functionality.
"Our team is delighted, and frankly proud, to reach this latest significant milestone that reinforces our leadership position in the markets we serve," said Dave Ramahi, Optomec CEO. "As rewarding as the 600 machine figure is, what's most encouraging is that it reflects customers' confidence in our solutions' ability to meet their production needs, often having gone through rigorous qualification and regulatory protocols that are a barrier to our competitors. We are working hard to replicate these successes and believe this is just the beginning of more widespread adoption of our solutions across industry."
Optomec's solutions have been adopted across all industrial sectors, including Aerospace, Energy, Electronics, Life Sciences and Defense. These systems enable cost-effective development, production, and even repair of a wide range of end-products, from aircraft engine and industrial tooling, to smartphones and glucose monitors. Optomec's LENS™ DED and Aerosol Jet® Equipment solutions are enhanced by a suite of high value Digital Products, including toolpath, vision, pattern recognition, scanning and process control software, as well as process recipes and printable component libraries (i.e.: wear coatings, antenna, sensors). Additionally, Optomec offers automation solutions to enable series and batch production
Optomec will be showcasing its latest DED machine, the CS250, live at the RAPID + TCT Exhibition in Detroit, May 17-19, booth #3610. The CS250 is the industry's first DED machine specifically designed to process high volume reactive metals such as titanium. The use of reactive metals is growing in many industries as the demand for stronger, lighter-weight designs continues to increase.
Optomec is a profitable, privately held, rapidly growing supplier of Additive Manufacturing systems. Optomec's patented Aerosol Jet Systems for printed electronics, and LENS and Huffman brand 3D Printers for metal component production and repair, 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 delivered more than 600 of its proprietary Additive Manufacturing systems to more than 250 marquee customers around the world, for production applications in the electronics, energy, life sciences and aerospace industries. Our users include countless world-class manufacturing companies, such as GE, Samsung, Raytheon, Siemens, Lockheed and LiteOn, as well as the US Air Force, US Navy, US Army and NASA. For more information, visit optomec.com.
LENS is a registered trademark of Sandia National Labs; Aerosol Jet is a registered trademark of Optomec, Inc.