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The Optomec Aerosol Jet 5X Five Axis Electronics 3D Printer is a Hit with the Internet of Things

by • March 19, 2016 • 35s Comments

3dp_optomecviwadeal_opt_logoNew Mexico-based industrial 3D printing innovation developer Optomec is reporting that their Aerosol Jet 5X printing process has been getting really a bit of attention of companies creating products for the Internet of Things (IoT). The high end five-axis 3D printing device is capable of printing easy electronics, sensors and antennas directly onto three-dimensional objects and surfaces, and the innovation has created interest of a wide range of industries. Companies that turn it into or make products and devices for the aerospace, defense, industrial making, consumer electronics and the healthcare industry are all lining up to get their hands on the new, high end 3D printing device.

Optomec Aerosol Jet 5X printing process.

Optomec Aerosol Jet 5X printing process.

Manufacturing connected products, or devices and objects that can connect or gather and transmit data wirelessly to the internet, all have obvious uses for the innovation. The Aerosol Jet 5X allows for these companies to easily research, prototype or make tiny runs of Internet of Things connected devices at a worthwhile reduction in cost of traditional methods. The future generation of smart devices can need tightly integrated 3D antennas, sensors and other circuitry that are not typically quite easily incorporated into them without increasing their dimensions and mass.

“With the Aerosol Jet 5X process we assume to iterate rapidly to provide optimized 3D printed electronic solutions allowing engineers to turn it into tinyer, lighter, and additional efficient products,” explained Steve Crynock, a GE Healthcare Systems AME Senior Electrical Process Engineer.

The 5-axis motion printing platform on the Aerosol Jet 5X is a cost efficient method of that include integrated electronics into a wide variety of plastic, ceramic and metal 3D structures. The use of IoT connected devices is assumeed to exponentially grow throughout the car, aerospace, consumer electronics, defense, healthcare, and power generation industries inside the future decade. The Aerosol Jet 5X was created with these new applications in mind, and Optomec assumes their process to turn it into an entirely new generation of lightmass, high performance consumer and industrial IoT applications and devices.

Electronics and circuits printed on a curved surface by the Aerosol Jet 5X process.

Electronics and circuits printed on a curved surface by the Aerosol Jet 5X process.

“We are happy to see the rapid adoption of our not long ago added Aerosol Jet 5X process by multiple companies across a variety of industries. This solution is allowing future generation 3D electronics in ways not possible with current making methods,” said Optomec Director Aerosol Jet Product Management Mike O’Reilly.

The Optomec Aerosol Jet Systems for 3D printing electronics joins their LENS metal 3D Printers as most industries goto additive making processs. Optomec processs are widely utilized due to their faculty to reduce final production cost and improve performance. Their one-of-a-kind 3D printing solutions work with a broad spectrum of functional materials, that include electronic inks, multiple structural metal materials and actually biological matter.

Here is a video of the Aerosol Jet 5X process in action printing high end electronics and sensors on 3D surfaces:

The Optomec patented additive and aerodynamic material deposition abilities of the Aerosol Jet 5X process allows for showcases to be printed at dimensionss ranging of several millimeters in width down to as tiny as ten microns. The Aerosol Jet 5X innovation can be configured to handle rapid prototyping, low volume making or it can be scaled up to meet high volume production needs. The printing process can assist a variety of functional materials, that include adhesives, polymers, conductive inks and dielectric materials. Deposition of these on the market materials can be created on flat or 3D surfaces, or actually low temperature substrates, that offers users a wide range of applications. Discuss this new innovation in the Optomec Aerosol Jet 5X 3D Printer forum over at 3DPB.com.