Electronics and multi-layer PCB 3D printer manufacturer Nano Dimension has announced that they have signed a deal with 3D printing service provider and distributor FATHOM to introduce the DragonFly 2020 3D Printer to the greater West Coast and Silicon Valley area. The DragonFly 2020 3D printer is the world’s first 3D printer dedicated to printing multi-layer PCBs (printed circuit boards) using proprietary 3D inkjet technology and nanomaterial conductive and dielectric ink materials. The DragonFly technology has been in development for a few years and the Israeli company expects it to be the first-of-its kind high quality electronics 3D printing technology available on the market.
3D printing services provider FATHOM is one of the largest and most successful businesses of its kind, and in 2015 was ranked on the annual Inc. 500|5000 list of fastest growing private companies in the United States list. That was the San Francisco-based company’s third time in a row on the yearly list, and this year they also made it to Fortune Magazine’s Initiative for a Competitive Inner City’s 100 fastest-growing inner city companies in America list for the second year in a row. Their industry notoriety makes them an ideal partner for Nano Dimension, which is looking to leverage their DragonFly technology to the Northern California tech community.
“FATHOM is very excited to work with the Nano Dimension team because both companies share the same vision of changing the way products are designed and manufactured. Nano Dimension is leading the way in the 3D printed electronics space and we are honored to work with them on their new product introduction for the United States,” says FATHOM Principal and Co-Founder Michelle Mihevc.
The company was started by Mihevc and her partner Rich Stump back in 2008, and they offer their customers a wide variety of service options, including end-to-end advanced manufacturing services, accelerated product development and 3D printer technology. FATHOM is currently a Stratasys 3D printer authorized partner, distributor and reseller and has the required connections and industry awareness to bring new technology like the DragonFly 2020 to a tech-orientated community. FATHOM and Nano Dimension are hoping to offer a new way to speed up electronics prototyping and the product development process.
“FATHOM has an excellent reputation and the results back it up. We are thrilled to be working with such a professional and successful team. FATHOM will help bring us even closer to our key customers because it is well known as one of the most creative and best performing 3D printing services companies in the country. With headquarters in San Francisco, close to the heart of the country’s electronics industry, FATHOM is well positioned to promote and service such an innovative 3D inkjet system,” explained Nano Dimension Chief Business Officer Simon Fried.
You can learn more about the 3D printed electronics technology of the DragonFly 2020 here:
Despite the lengthy development time, the DragonFly has been drawing quite a bit of interest from tech investors, including $1.3 million in investments from Israel’s Chief Scientist, and the company was recently approved to trade on the NASDAQ Market. While there has been no official release date, the announcement of their partnership with FATHOM is a clear signal that the technology is closer to release than ever. The news of the deal caused Nano Dimension stock to jump 2%, for a total of 6% since February. Discuss in the DragonFly 3D Printer forum over at 3DPB.com.