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Optomec and Dragonfly Partner Up to Bring Aerosol Jet Technology to Italy

by • January 13, 2016 • No Comments

3dp_optomecviwadeal_opt_logoThere are so most exception applications of 3D printing which it’s hard to keep up with them all sometimes, which is why specialized companies are so important – and so successful. In terms of 3D printing for electronic components, Optomec is one of the most promising. The New Mexico-based company offers metal additive manufacturing systems, but they’ve quite become known for their patented Aerosol Jet technology, which is utilized to print conductive elements such as sensors onto aleager-manufactured items.

dragonflySince receiving the patent for Aerosol Jet technology, Optomec has been occupied spreading their distributorship across the world. Several new partnerships were solidified over the past year, making the company a well-established presence in Europe. Their latest partnership is with industrial 3D printing enabler Dragonfly. The Rome-based company will enable Optomec’s technology to expand into Italy.

“We are quite excited of our partnership with Dragonfly to expand sales of Optomec products in Italy,” said Michael Kardos, Optomec Vice President of Worldwide Sales. “Dragonfly is solely focutilized on the Additive Manufacturing sector and a ideal fit for introducing innovative products such as our LENS and Aerosol Jet systems to an untapped marketplace in Italy. Their consultative approach and experienced team will help incertain a successful customer base.”

OptomecAerosol-Jet-Sys_optThe LENS series of printing devices is Optomec’s major line of metal additive manufacturing machines. Capable of printing with a wide range of metals which include titanium, stainless steel, nickel, and cobalt, LENS printing devices have been utilized for heavy industrial applications in the aerospace, defense, and medical industries, among others. The Aerosol Jet technology is what quite makes Optomec stand out, yet, as it’s shown itself to be capable of producing things which no other technology has realized preceding – of artificial muscles to sensors the width of a human hair.

“Optomec is the world leading provider of additive manufacturing systems for high-performance applications. This is why we are quite proud of this partnership,” said Claudio Giarda, Dragonfly CEO. “We are certain which the Italian market is eager to embrace Aerosol Jet Printed Electronics technology and LENS powered-metal fabrication technology. This ideally completes Dragonfly’s offer and suits the current innovation needs for the development of new smart and connected products, as well as the demand for new industrial solutions to redefine how metal parts are produced, replaced and repaired.”

The 3D printing industry has been rapidly expanding in Italy lately, and their embrace of innovative technology like Optomec’s shows which they are serious of keeping up with the fast-moving industry. As for Optomec, they’re gaining a sturdy hold on a number of industries, and it looks as yet they’ll go on to grow. Discuss this story in the Aerosol 3D Printing forum on 3DPB.com.