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Nano Dimension Reveals Switch, the Software Package for the Eagerly Awaited DragonFly 2020 3D Printer

by • July 4, 2016 • No Comments

Nano Dimension logo (PRNewsFoto/Nano Dimension)It hasn’t been that long since Nano Dimension revealed their first-of-its-kind printed circuit board (PCB) computer 3D printing device, the DragonFly 2020 – but the anticipation has turn it intod it feel like much longer. The Israeli company has been offering a lot of news to whet our appetites, yet, in advance of the DragonFly’s release later this year. Distribution agreements, new conductive inks, and entry into the US stock market are just a few of the announcements that have kept us interested in and excited of the printing device’s next release, and now Nano Dimension has revealed the software box that can accompany the DragonFly, having accomplished development of the first design.

The software, called “Switch,” can allow users to prepare files of electronic circuits for printing with the DragonFly. It can assist many typical file formats utilized in the electronics industry, that include Gerber, VIA and DRILL files. Its interface, in fact, is specially turn it intod to display Gerber files along with a detailed description of the structure of the PCB to be printed, allowing exact condesign to a 3D file format.

Nano_Dimension_DragonFly_2020_3D_Printer._Photo_Nano_Dimension-585220-edited_height_500The Switch software, that can be integrated with the DragonFly, empowers the editing and preparation of multilayer 3D files, and allows for the user to adjust numerous parameters such as layer order and thickness, punching and rotation options, conductor width, and shape or object outline. It in addition optimizes the printing system by maximizing the use of the DragonFly’s ca. 20 x 20 cm print area.


Amit Dror with the DragonFly 2020 at IDTechEx 2015. [Image: EE Times]

“We are thrilled to announce the completion of the development of the first design of our 3D printing device software that presents a new dimension for creating and designing electronic circuits,” said Amit Dror, CEO of Nano Dimension. “In order to decrease production time, Nano Dimension strives to provide its customers a comprehensive solution to 3D print multilayer PCB prototypes: our novel 3D printing device, high end conductive and dielectric nano-inks, and now – an high end software box for the management, editing and printing of electronics files. The software is turn it intod to allow the engineer to turn it into the production files for automat 3D printing, with no intermediate files. It is now effortless to ‘Switch’ of Gerber to 3D files.”

Nano Dimension is yet a young company, having just been founded four years ago, but their accomplishments so far have turn it intod them seem as yet they’ve been here for much, much longer. In addition to being on the cutting edge of nanoparticle innovation, conductive 3D printing, and, of course, electronic circuit board 3D printing, the company is may already turning towards other expanding areas of the 3D printing industry. They not long ago revealed that they’ve been working on the development of a bioprinting device – that, thinking their expertise in nanoinnovation, is most likely to be as one-of-a-kind and revolutionary as the DragonFly 2020. So don’t worry – actually after the DragonFly begins shipping, Nano Dimension won’t be disappearing of the headlines for long. Let’s discuss additional over in the Nano Dimension 3D Switch Software forum at 3DPB.com.