Israeli manufacturer of 3D printed electronics Nano Dimension has teamed up with Hensoldt, a German specialist in sensor technology. The two companies will use the DragonFly electronic 3D printer to develop applications for Hensoldt’s security and defense division.
Thomas Stocker, Head of Engineering at Hensoldt, said: “Our goal is to provide our customers with cutting edge innovations of the highest quality. […] By using the DragonFly, we have already accelerated the development of our application.
“Now, our strategic collaboration with Nano Dimension enables our engineers to accelerate product development cycles, while giving them the freedom to explore next-generation designs and solutions not possible with traditional manufacturing methods. “
Custom PCB 3D printing
Nano Dimension is known for its DragonFly 3D printer which can manufacture custom PCBs on demand.
To reduce the number of steps generally required to manufacture PCBs, and now open up possibilities in electronics manufacturers and organizations began to explore the potential of 3D printed PCBs. NASA is using this technology to develop custom multisensor maps for space missions. and the US Air Force relies on nScrypt’s FiT system to create phased array antennas.
The DragonFly printer has also been used in many such applications, including radio frequency (RF) space systems and IoT communication devices for smart homes.
Advancing sensor technologies
Hensoldt specializes in sensor technologies in the security and defense sector. The company has already installed a DragonFly 3D printer. With the help of engineers at Nano Dimension, Hensoldt will further advance his capabilities using the DragonFly 3D printer.
Amit Dror, CEO of Nano Dimension, said: “Hensoldt does some of the most advanced electronics work in the world, and we’re excited that our team of engineers can help them lead the change by developing additive manufacturing in electronics and creating the applications of tomorrow.
“We expect to see great advancements in electronic technology emerge through this collaboration. “
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The image shown shows a 3D printed radio frequency (RF) printed circuit board. Photo via Nano Dimension.