The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) has published an article on the seven startups that are driving innovation in 3D printing and Nano Dimension is on the list!
“The hype of consumer 3D printing might be fizzling, but the excitement continues to build for industrial applications. It’s a market still ripe for innovation and as expected there has been a surge of startup activity in the field of additive manufacturing.,” says Chitra Sethi, Managing Editor ASME.org.
In industrial engineering, 3D printing is being used to create jigs and fixtures, molds, or machine parts, thereby improving traditional manufacturing processes. The challenges of speed and scale still remain, presenting a fertile ground for innovative startups to create new solutions.
“Nano Dimension’s technologies enable the use of nanoparticle conductive and dielectric inks for rapid prototyping of complex multilayer printed circuit boards (PCBs). Engineers can print either an entire board or just part of a circuit using the DragonFly 2020 3D Printer. PCB prototypes are a key component of the product development process for evaluating design before mass production and Nano Dimension wants to enable product development teams to develop, test, and iterate on the fly.”
According to the Wohlers Report 2016, the AM industry surpassed $5 billion in 2015 and is expected to balloon to more than $26 billion by 2021. “The next frontier is to apply 3D printing to the production of parts for final products. This is where the largest opportunities lie and where most investments will be made in the future,” wrote Terry Wohlers, president at Wohlers Associates Inc., in this article.
The full story can be viewed here.