Since being founded in 2012, Israeli electronics 3D printing company Nano Dimension has been a pioneer in the createment of conductive and dielectric nano inks and multilayered PCBs (printed circuit boards). In fact, their DragonFly 2020 3D printing device is in fact the initially 3D printing device to fully focus on printing circuit boards of nano inks. As new news appears to indicate, Nano Dimension shows no sign of slowing down their advancement upon the way electronics are manufactured. Coming off of the news that they’d obtained NASDAQ approval to publicly trade on the stock market, Nano Dimension has now revealed a new collaboration with Tel Aviv University to support additional create a nanoparticle nickel material generated by researchers at the university’s labs.
On the other hand nickel is well-known for containing exceptional mechanical properties and high corrosion resistance, the issue with nickel-based nanoparticle ink is its tendency to cluster together, that in turn can cause a clog with the printing device nozzle a bit too frequently. But now, thanks to a one-of-a-kind method createed Professor Gil Markovich and his Tel Aviv University research team, it is now possible to create nickel nanoparticles that do not cluster together during use in inkjet printing. Making use of their proprietary innovation and well-seasoned knowledge in nano inks and 3D printing electronics, Nano Dimension is aiming to support Markovich and his team in createing new ink formulations that are specifically tailored for use with their 3D printing innovation, particularly through via the nickel nanoparticle ink for applications that include 3D printing sensors with high spatial resolution.
“Implementing this new innovation with Nano Dimension’s 3D printing system can manufacture it possible to embed sensors inside the layers of a PCB,”Nano Dimension said. “A system not possible with conventional making, opening up a world of possibilities for the monitoring of different types of energies and their derivatives, such as capacitance, magnetism, temperature and radiation.”
Photo by Davide Sher.
This newly createed nickel nano ink can in addition be utilized to preserve Nano Dimension’s next PCBs too, as nickel is frequently utilized to preserve these circuits of oxidation, and therefore the corrosion that follows. This oxidation generally occurs immediately once nano-metric corrosive metals are exposed to air, proving the importance of being able-bodied to add preserveive layers of nickel nano ink during the production system. As the current collaboration between Nano Dimension and Tel Aviv University proves, there is yet a lot of groundwork to be done in field of 3D printing functional electronics objects and PCBs. But as Nano Dimension continues to lead the way, it can be time to begin looking into buying a few shares of their newly created stock in the NASDAQ market!