Nano Dimension Achieves Important Milestone in 3d-Printed Circuit Boards


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Nano Dimension Ltd., a leader in the field of 3D Printed Electronics, announced today that it has completed the development of the initial version of its software package, which will be integrated in the company's DragonFly 2020 3D printer. The company’s Dragonfly 3D printer, which is currently in development, will use proprietary inks and integrated software to quickly create fully functioning printed circuit board (PCB) prototypes.

The software package, called ‘Switch’, enables preparation of production files of printed electronic circuits using the DragonFly 2020 3D printer. The software supports customary formats in the electronics industry such as Gerber files, as well as VIA and DRILL files.

The ’Switch’ software presents a unique interface that displays Gerber files and an accurate and detailed description of the PCB's structure, which facilitates a highly precise conversion to a 3D file format.

By using the software, the user of the DragonFly 2020 3D printer will be able edit and prepare multilayer 3D files for printing. Many parameters can be adjusted, such as layer thickness, conductor width, layer order, punching and rotation options as well as the shape or object outline. In addition, the software enables an optimization of the printing process by maximizing the use of the printing surface.

Amit Dror, CEO of Nano Dimension, noted: "We are thrilled to announce the completion of the development of the initial version of our 3D printer software which presents a new dimension for creating and designing electronic circuits. In order to minimize production time, Nano Dimension strives to provide its customers a comprehensive solution to 3D print multilayer PCB prototypes: our novel 3D printer, advanced conductive and dielectric nano-inks, and now – an advanced software package for the management, editing and printing of electronics files. The software is designed to allow the engineer to create the production files for automat 3D printing, with no intermediate files. It’s now easy to ‘Switch’ from Gerber to 3D files."

About Nano Dimension Ltd.

Nano Dimension, founded in 2012, focuses on development of advanced 3D printed electronics systems and advanced additive manufacturing. 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 multi-layer PCBs (printed circuit boards) and advanced nanotechnology-based conductive and dielectric inks.

In addition to the trading of the company's American Depositary Shares on NASDAQ, the company's ordinary shares are also traded on the TASE in Israel. The Bank of New York Mellon serves as the depositary for Nano Dimension.

 

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