Founded back in 2012 with a focus on 3D printed electronics, Nano Dimension develops products that combine 3D inkjet, 3D software and nanomaterials. In 2015, the company unveiled its revolutionary desktop PCB DragonFly 2020 3D printer, and began shipping the 3D printer out to a multitude of beta customers. Germany-based PHYTEC, a global maker of microprocessor-based solutions for industrial embedded devices, was one of the company’s original beta customers, using the DragonFly 2020 to successfully 3D print PCB prototypes in just one day. Now, PHYTEC has taken the next step by purchasing two 3D printers from Nano Dimension.
“We were so impressed with Nano Dimension’s 3D printers that we quickly moved to make them central to our entire digital transformation infrastructure. We are constantly looking for competitive advantages and see great value in integrating agile hardware processes like the DragonFly 2020 to power and drive our additive electronics manufacturing process,” said PHYTEC CEO Bodo Huber.
As part of its additive electronics manufacturing transformation, PHYTEC has converted its DragonFly 2020 beta 3D printer into a full purchase. In addition, the company also purchased the industrial DragonFly 2020 Pro, which can 3D print functional electronics like antennas, conductive geometries, molded connected devices, PCBs, and sensors. PHYTEC has also been appointed as the first German reseller for the DragonFly 2020 Pro, which emphasizes Nano Dimension’s commitment to expanding its reseller network in important geographic markets, along with its transition from R&D to commercialization.
Simon Fried, Chief Business Officer and Co-Founder of Nano Dimension, said, “PHYTEC’s decision to purchases two of our advanced 3D printers to power its own digital transformation validates our entire value proposition. The fact that an experienced practitioner of the caliber of PHYTEC also decided to invest in becoming our first reseller in Germany, speaks volumes about the significant marketplace potential they see for our disruptive solution.”
Nano Dimension will use PHYTEC’s commercial and service infrastructure, and its technical sales expertise, to ramp up the company’s European customer acquisition capabilities.
Speaking of expanding its reseller network and customer base, the 3D printed electronics leader also recently announced that it is partnering with additive manufacturing advisory service provider XponentialWorks, which was founded by Nano Dimension Board of Directors Co-Chairman Avi Reichental, to work on growing its presence in North America.
Last month, Nano Dimension opened a new Customer Experience Center, or CEC, at its headquarters in Ness Ziona, Israel; the company uses its CECs as sales support centers and training facilities for customers and resellers. Now, thanks to its partnership with XponentialWorks, the company is opening a second CEC in California, with several others planned around the world to help, as Nano Dimension puts it, “accelerate the adoption of additive manufacturing for electronics development.”
Amit Dror, CEO of Nano Dimension, said, “North America is one of the most important additive manufacturing markets. With the opening of our second CEC, we are making it possible for our customers to immediately access and work with our products first hand, so that our clients can experience how our printers can cut their design and manufacturing cycles and enhance their competitive advantage.”
Nano Dimension will leverage XponentialWorks’ presence, marketplace access, and expertise to grow its reseller network and North American customer base. The company will feature the DragonFly 2020 Pro, which can simultaneously 3D print polymer and metal so companies can bring small-batch manufacturing and prototyping of functional electronic circuits and PCBs in-house, at its new CEC, located at XponentialWorks near Los Angeles.
“As we grow our business across the United States, we couldn’t be happier to plug into the XponentialWorks ecosystem, and leverage their vast network to expand our sales support and training on the West Coast. We plan to immediately begin to host targeted events for marquee customers, hold reseller training and recruiting activities, and curate thought-leadership conferences designed to bring together a variety of relevant industries to experience the power and promise of additive manufacturing for electronics,” said Fried.
Nano Dimension’s partners and customers will be able to see for themselves at the CEC how the DragonFly 2020 Pro can reduce the amount of resources, time, and difficult workflow processes that are normally necessary for creating PCB prototypes.
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