The Nano Dimension add-in works seamlessly with SOLIDWORKS software to create a design environment optimized for 3D printing multi-material electronics. For the first time complex prototypes made up of polymers and metals can be designed in SOLIDWORKS and seamlessly 3D printed in a single build process. This significant advancement in electronic design makes it possible to 3D print complex non-planar structures with embedded electronics using the DragonFly 2020 Pro 3D Printer.
Conventional electrical design software (EDA) is not well suited for non-planar electronics designs. EDA software packages limit users to planar designs treating interconnects as an afterthought. Nano Dimension’s SOLIDWORKS add-in facilitates non-planar designs made of multiple materials, such as metal and polymer. The unique Nano Dimension add-in lets designers easily edit and 3D print designs that contain conductors, without leaving SOLIDWORKS. Users point-and-click to subdivide an object, and then automatically select conductive or insulating materials for different bodies of the object and 3D print.
The ability to 3D print conductive and electrical insulators in a single structure, enables product developers to design and print fully functional complex components right off the printer tray, including PCBs, flexible electronics, antennas, RFIDs, sensors, electromagnets, 3D MIDs and experimental electronic circuits. The first tool to combine freeform objects and embedded 3D electronics, the DragonFly 2020 Pro offers customers the ability to make what is currently un-makeable, enabling new ways of thinking and new ways of designing, providing revolutionary solutions to some of today’s toughest product design challenges.
Nano Dimension's 3D printing solutions represent a significant advancement in 3D manufacturing capabilities and are developed to meet the needs of mechanical and electrical engineers to 3D print complex prototypes designed in SOLIDWORKS. Our SOLIDWORKS add-in eliminates time-consuming processes and increases design possibilities, resulting in more efficient products. It allows designers to work smarter, not harder, with a dramatic reduction in the cost of errors when creating complex geometries, accelerating product design and time-to-market. The add-in is the first tool of its kind to enable a leap from 2D to 3D electronics.
The Nano Dimension add-in for SOLIDWORKS is free to download and use. The add-in is compatible with SOLIDWORKS 2016 and later. Simply fill in the form below to install.
“With Nano Dimension’s SOLIDWORKS add-in, for the first time ever users can design and 3D print electronics with a push of a button. We are proud to be partnering with an industry innovator like Nano Dimension.” -- Suchit Jain, Vice President of Strategy & Business Development, SOLIDWORKS, Dassault Systèmes