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Precision Additive Manufacturing System for Electronics

 

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Discover all the possibilities and advantages of the DragonFly IV in practice

DragonFly IV, the multi-material 3D printer for the fabrication of High-Performance Electronic Devices (Hi-PEDs®).

Dragonfly IV is a fabrication device for Additively Manufactured Electronics that makes shape truly follow function. With its game changing technology, it allows free form shapes, enabling you to find novel solutions to development challenges, thus enabling new devices and designs. It allows a seamless, one-step manufacturing process from digital design to functional devices.

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GET TO KNOW DRAGONFLY IV 

RESHAPING THE ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY 

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Optimized Form Factor

Enables fabrication of free form 3D electro-mechanical devices, incorporating printed passive components, side contacts, and more

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High Performance

Enables printed 3D antennas/coils and eliminates loss-generators

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Short Development Cycles

In-house, easy to use, concept validation

Printer Capabilities

Build Volume 160 mm x 160 mm x 3 mm
Inks Optimized silver nano particles and dielectric inks
Supported File Formats All major ECAD and MCAD Software, ODB++, Gerber & Excellon, STLs
Resolution 18 µm (x), 18 µm (y), 10 µm (z)
Min. Line / Space 75 μm traces / 100 μm spacing
Min. BGA Pitch 350 μm
Min. Via 150 µm
Min. Conductive Layer Thickness 1.18 μm
Conductivity (Relative to Copper) 30 % + /-5 %
Dielectric Constant (Dk) @ 2 GHz / 
15 GHz
2.77 / 2.78
Tangential Loss (Df) @ 2 GHz / 
15 GHz
0.015 / 0.018

Printer Specifications

Dimensions 1,400 mm x 800 mm x 1,800 mm
Weight 520 kg, (1,150 lbs)
Power Supply* 230 VAC, 20 A, 50 – 60 Hz
Network Connectivity Ethernet TCP/ IP 10 /100 /1000
Operational Humidity Above 35 % non-condensing
Operational Temperature 18 °C (64 °F) to 28 °C (82 °F)
Regulatory Compliance UL, CE, FCC
Deposition Technology Piezo drop-on-demand inkjet
Number of Printheads 2, one for each ink: conductive and dielectric
Software FLIGHT Software Suite (Design, Verification, Pre-Production)

 

* Must use UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply)

MULTI-MATERIAL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING OF PRINTED ELECTRONICS

Frequently Asked
Questions

When is the DragonFly IV available?

You can request a quote for the DragonFly IV as of now.

What makes DragonFly IV simpler to operate?

There are several significant changes and improvement that makes the DragonFly IV simpler to operate. Starting with the design phase, using the FLIGHT plan, which enables ECAD/MCAD collaboration to generate electro-mechanical devices, through the FLIGHT check, which enable rule based design verification using the designer ECAD, to the FLIGHT control, which enables the job pre-print preparation in parallel to the printing using an entirely new, simple and intuitive user interface, enabling loading 2D and 3D design for the same print job. The DragonFly software includes several new maintenance and calibrations wizards that simplifies the machine operation and reduces the significantly the maintenance effort.   

Is DragonFly IV using AI technology to control the print process?

DragonFly IV is AI-ready. AI technology will be used in future software versions of the DragonFly. Updating to these SW versions is included in the DragonFly IV service contract.

What applications can you print? 

The DragonFly IV can print various types of electro-mechanical devices, with complex geometries, enabled by the 3D printing technology. Example applications are sensors, RF devices, complex devices packaging.

Can you print semi-conductors? 

The DragonFly IV can print electro-mechanical devices using the conductive and dielectric materials. Passive components, such as capacitors and coils can be printed and integrated in the printed device. Semi-conductors can't be printed by the DragonFly IV but can be assembled on the printed substrate.

What materials can I use?

The approved inks to be used with the DragonFly IV are the DI 1092 and the CI. These inks were developed to fit the Nano Dimension printer and process and were tested to provide the performance stated in the machine and materials specifications. Nano Dimension can not guarantee the results of printed with other inks. The use of non-approved inks may damage the printer. These damages will not be covered by the service contract. Nano Dimension offers an open research program, which enables the use of other inks, in specific cases per Nano Dimension approval. 

Are the materials suitable for soldering? What solder paste do I use? 

Yes, they are compatible with hand soldering, solder glue and vapor/ reflow soldering. We recommend a lead free, low temperature solder paste (e.g. Chipquick SMDLTLFP) should be used. Further information is available in  the AME soldering application note. 

Can I send you a sample to print?

Yes, interested parties may send a Gerber file, within the Nano Dimension design rules and specifications. We can also provide a coupon under NDA.

Have more questions?

Contact us via the link below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.