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Nano Dimension Ltd., an industry-leader in additively manufactured electronics (AME), printed electronics (PE), and micro additive manufacturing (Micro-AM), announced that it has sold yet another DragonFly IV 3D-AME Printer and FLIGHT Applications Software package, both first released in mid-November 2021, to a leading Western Defense Force.
Nano Dimension is the leading provider of intelligent machines for the fabrication of AME. The new DragonFly IV system, combined with FLIGHT application software, has been well received in the electronics sector since it launched. Customers are recognizing that DragonFly IV with FLIGHT application software delivers new levels of quality, efficiency, and print resolution in the 3D printed electronics sector, providing increased flexibility to design any 3D geometry and create innovative new products.
DragonFly IV is a Dielectric & Conductive-Materials Additive Manufacturing System aimed at the fabrication of High-Performance Electronic Devices (Hi-PEDs) by depositing the proprietary materials simultaneously, while concurrently integrating in-situ capacitors, antennas, coils, transformers, and electro-mechanical components.
Amit Dror, Nano Dimension Co-Founder and Chief Customer Success Officer commented: “The accelerated pace of sales of the new DragonFly IV and FLIGHT application software package is an encouraging sign for market acceptance of this unique product. It delivers unparalleled abilities to print 3D electronic devices and opens the pathway to re-imagining new designs for printed electronics that can only be accomplished additively. We believe that soon the term Printed Circuit Board (PCB) will be replaced by PCC (Printed Circuit Cube).” Mr. Dror continued, “Nano Dimension spent the second half of 2021 investing in a modern, digital, global marketing organization and has paired that with a more robust sales presence in the Americas region that has deep electronics industry experience. This investment is expected to accelerate demand, shorten sales cycles, and provide much broader exposure to its innovative suite of products and solutions, which is expected to lead to increased revenue.”
Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007
The big news in the industry this week was the new bill introduced to the U.S. Congress in support of the PCB manufacturing industry. The Supporting American Printed Circuit Boards Act of 2022, which was introduced by Reps. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Blake Moore (R-UT), incentivizes “purchases of domestically produced PCBs as well as industry investments in factories, equipment, workforce training, and research and development.” The bill is a PCB-oriented complement to the semiconductor-oriented CHIPS Act of 2021.
Jeff Brandman, Aismalibar North America
Heat has been a significant concern in electronics since the beginning of the electronics age when hot glowing vacuum tubes were first used to receive and transmit data bits. The transistor and integrated circuit effectively solved that basic problem, but increases in integration resulted in increased concentration of heat, exacerbated by relentless increases in operating frequency. While improvements in electronics technology have been able to mitigate many thermal issues at chip level thanks to improved semiconductor designs devised to operate at lower voltages (thus requiring less energy) the thermal management challenge continues to vex electronic product developers.
Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine
It’s been a crazy week, with lots of bad news coming out of Ukraine. (I’m a news junkie by trade, but I confess that some days I just unplug from the news completely to avoid overdosing on negativity.) And, as you might have guessed, this is all having ill effects on our electronics supply chain, which is already stretched thin. This is reflected in our IPC news item that shows an uptick in PCB sales in February, but a drop in bookings YOY, in part due to the trouble in Eastern Europe. But there’s positive news in this week’s top reads. We have a NextFlex article about an innovative flexible technology called flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) and a great interview by Dan Beaulieu. We also have a column by Travis Kelly, who discusses PCBAA’s efforts to lobby for American manufacturing in Washington. And last but not least, let’s welcome our two newest columnists, Paige Fiet and Hannah Nelson, who discuss their excitement about entering this industry.