HENSOLDT - A BREAKTHROUGH IN RAPID PROTOTYPING FOR ELECTRONICS
HENSOLDT is a pioneer of technology and innovation in the field of defense and security electronics. Based in Taufkirchen near Munich, the company is a German Champion with strategic leadership positions in the field of sensor solutions for defense and non-defense applications. HENSOLDT develops new products to combat a range of threats based on innovative approaches to data management, robotics and cyber security. With approximately 5,500 employees, HENSOLDT generated revenues of 1.14 billion euros in 2019.
Over the years, HENSOLDT had developed a robust inhouse capability to produce complex PCBs. Their main challenge was, that the realization of a first prototype took several months until a proof of concept with a fully functional PCB could be tested. Working with clients in the defense arena, HENSOLDT often faced urgent demands to provide quick turnaround, so they needed a way to reduce prototyping time. However, while a two-sided population of components would enable such a reduction, no one had yet been able to offer a 3D printed board that could bear the soldering process necessary for two sides.
In 2019, HENSOLDT approached Nano Dimension to explore solutions to expedite the prototyping process.