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Nano Dimension will be a featured presenter at IPC APEX EXPO 2016, which is taking place March 13-17 in Las Vegas. The company, which is focused on the intersection of 3D printing and electronics, is sure to be a big draw at the premier event for the printed circuit board (PCB) and electronics manufacturing industry.
Simon Fried, Nano Dimension’s co-founder and chief business officer, will present, “What happens when 3D printing and conductive inks converge?” at 10am and 4:30pm on Wednesday, March 16.
The theme of IPC APEX EXPO 2016 is “Forward Thinking for Tomorrow’s Technology,” and it is a perfect fit for Nano Dimension. In recent months, the company has created enormous excitement for its DragonFly 2020 3D Printer, which is the world’s first desktop-sized 3D printer designed specifically for the production of professional multilayer PCBs.
The capability of rapidly producing functional multilayer PCB prototypes using 3D printing is new to the printed electronics design and manufacturing industry. Nano Dimension’s DragonFly 2020 3D Printer will allow users to build functional, multilayer circuit board prototypes in-house – in a matter of hours.
Nano Dimension is meeting an important need in the electronics industry for faster and more efficient innovation. The company combines patented 3D printing hardware, advanced software and advanced nanoparticle inks, offering a complete solution for professional printed electronics.
About Nano Dimension
Nano Dimension, founded in 2012, focuses on the development of advanced 3D printed electronics systems. Nano Dimension's unique products combine three advanced technologies: 3D inkjet, 3D software and nanomaterials. The company's primary products include the first 3D printer dedicated to printing multilayer PCBs (printed circuit boards) and advanced nanotechnology-based conductive and dielectric inks.
Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007
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Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine
It’s been a crazy week, with lots of bad news coming out of Ukraine. (I’m a news junkie by trade, but I confess that some days I just unplug from the news completely to avoid overdosing on negativity.) And, as you might have guessed, this is all having ill effects on our electronics supply chain, which is already stretched thin. This is reflected in our IPC news item that shows an uptick in PCB sales in February, but a drop in bookings YOY, in part due to the trouble in Eastern Europe. But there’s positive news in this week’s top reads. We have a NextFlex article about an innovative flexible technology called flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) and a great interview by Dan Beaulieu. We also have a column by Travis Kelly, who discusses PCBAA’s efforts to lobby for American manufacturing in Washington. And last but not least, let’s welcome our two newest columnists, Paige Fiet and Hannah Nelson, who discuss their excitement about entering this industry.