Nano Dimension has revealed the world’s first desktop-sized 3D printer designed specifically for the production of professional multilayer printed circuit boards (PCBs). The DragonFly 2020 3D Printer, demonstrated in the US for the first time at the Printed Electronics USA 2015 conference allows users to build functional, multilayer circuit board prototypes in-house –in a matter of hours.
The DragonFly 2020 3D Printer can print a complete multilayer PCB, including all interconnections between layers, using its revolutionary inkjet printer and highly conductive nano-inks. This sophisticated proprietary software accepts industry standard Gerber design files and manages the precise print process. Additionally, the DragonFly 2020 3D Printer minimizes costs and gives users the option of testing on-the-fly, testing a range of designs and exploring new circuit geometries. This compact and office-friendly 3D printer is a greener alternative to standard PCB process, since it is a cleaner process with no waste as well as provides security of IP and sensitive design information.
At Printed Electronics USA, Nano Dimension also exhibited its AgCite line of conductive silver nanoparticle inks for inkjet deposition and 3D printed PCB prototype samples. The DragonFly 2020 3D Printer is targeted for commercial availability during the second half of 2016.