ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—Optomec, a global supplier of production-grade additive manufacturing systems for printed electronics, reported that Samsung Electronics has commissioned an Aerosol Jet 5X System in its Printed Electronics Lab to enable production of next-generation electronics.

According to Optomec, world-class manufacturers value the Aerosol Jet’s ability to print conductors and dielectric materials on 3D surfaces on many types of substrates. Electronics producers are using the Aerosol Jet process to print RF interconnects, replace wire bonds in IC packaging, print antennas directly onto electronics enclosures, and create multi-layer, miniature circuits—essentially eliminating the restrictive shapes of PCBs. These capabilities enable electronics designers to miniaturize products and change the form of the overall electronics package, allowing more organic and ergonomic designs, the company said.

The Optomec Aerosol Jet 5X system supports 5 axes of coordination motion with a 200mm x 300mm x 200mm (x, y, z) print envelope and the ability to print features ranging from 10 microns to millimeters.

Optomec (www.optomec.com) is a privately-held supplier of additive manufacturing systems, including its patented Aerosol Jet Systems for printed electronics and its LENS 3D Printers for metal components. The company’s customers use its systems for production applications in the electronics, energy, life sciences, and aerospace industries.

LENS is a registered trademark of Sandia National Labs; Aerosol Jet is a registered trademark of Optomec.

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