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MTC is first facility to purchase a 3-D printer

Posted on 19 Aug 2019 and read 919 times
MTC is first facility to purchase a 3-D printerNano Dimension Ltd (www.nano-di.com), a leading provider of additive electronics equipment, has announced that the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) is the first R&D facility in the UK to buy one of its DragonFly LDM precision additive-manufacturing systems.

MTC will use the ‘lights out’ equipment to make electronic components, such as multi-layer printed circuit boards, antennas and sensors.

Naim Kapadia, a technology specialist at the MTC, said: “The DragonFly LDM technology pushes the boundaries of additive manufacturing, offering the ability to print an insulating substrate alongside conductors with very high levels of precision.

"This technology will be available to all of our clients, so they can experience the full benefits and capabilities of the innovative applications available, as well as the rapid prototyping of electronics.”

MTC will use this system for “advanced applications development”, including the production of devices requiring “increasingly complex features, geometrical intricacies and very small dimensions”.

This technology will extend MTC’s capabilities further into the research and commercialisation of additive manufacturing for printed electronics.

Valentin Storz, Nano Dimension’s director of EMEA sales, said: “The UK is central to our global expansion strategy, and expanding our footprint here with customers like MTC will showcase how the DragonFly LDM can help research institutions and others drive the next wave of innovation and growth in the 3-D printed electronics market.

"It is the industry’s only comprehensive additive-manufacturing platform for round-the-clock 3-D printing of electronic circuitry.”