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Optomec Opens New EMEA Operations Center in Switzerland

Optomec Opens New EMEA Operations Center in Switzerland

New Mexico-based company Optomec has been around since 1997, and has gotten a lot accomplished in those 21 years. The company is known for two major 3D printing technologies. Aerosol Jet 3D printing enables the printing of electronics, using aerodynamic focusing to precisely and accurately deposit electronic inks onto substrates. The ink is placed into an […]

New Mexico-based company Optomec has been around since 1997, and has gotten a lot accomplished in those 21 years. The company is known for two major 3D printing technologies. Aerosol Jet 3D printing enables the printing of electronics, using aerodynamic focusing to...
Optomec Introduces New Hybrid 3D Printing System, Used By Researchers to Make Dissolvable Magnesium Medical Implants

Optomec Introduces New Hybrid 3D Printing System, Used By Researchers to Make Dissolvable Magnesium Medical Implants

New Mexico-based Optomec is well-known for both its aerosol jet technology, which is used to 33D print electronics, and its other patented AM process: LENS, which uses Directed Energy Deposition (DED) for high-value metal 3D printing. The company has been busy in the last few years, winning contracts and awards and providing resources on its technologies. In […]

New Mexico-based Optomec is well-known for both its aerosol jet technology, which is used to 33D print electronics, and its other patented AM process: LENS, which uses Directed Energy Deposition (DED) for high-value metal 3D printing. The company has been busy in the...
3D Printing 5G Telecommunication Technology

3D Printing 5G Telecommunication Technology

The telecommunications industry is currently front page news including the AT&T/Timewarner acquisitions, the pending Fox acquisition by Comcast or Disney and a new CEO at Verizon who is a technologist with a focus on 5G. Once the current merger activity further settles, we anticipate a new, focused, and competitive telecomm industry. The use of additive […]

The telecommunications industry is currently front page news including the AT&T/Timewarner acquisitions, the pending Fox acquisition by Comcast or Disney and a new CEO at Verizon who is a technologist with a focus on 5G. Once the current merger activity further...
Optomec Study Examines Directed Energy Deposition vs. Powder Bed Fusion 3D Printing

Optomec Study Examines Directed Energy Deposition vs. Powder Bed Fusion 3D Printing

Optomec is known for its LENS series of 3D printers, which utilize Directed Energy Deposition 3D printing technology. DED is a powder bed-based technology in which metal powder is continuously blown through nozzles directed at the focal point of a high powered laser. This creates a molten pool of metal, which is moved using a […]

Optomec is known for its LENS series of 3D printers, which utilize Directed Energy Deposition 3D printing technology. DED is a powder bed-based technology in which metal powder is continuously blown through nozzles directed at the focal point of a high powered laser....
3D Printing News Briefs: April 3, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: April 3, 2018

We’re bringing you the latest business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, starting with an announcement from Stratasys about its new Vulcan Labs spinoff company. Optomec has appointed a Vice President of Business Development, and Nano Dimension is expanding its coverage of the Asia Pacific market. Adaptive Corporation has acquired the Dassault Systèmes sales […]

We’re bringing you the latest business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, starting with an announcement from Stratasys about its new Vulcan Labs spinoff company. Optomec has appointed a Vice President of Business Development, and Nano Dimension is...
Fine Detail Electronics 3D Printing: Optomec Fills Us In on the New Aerosol Jet HD System to Fill In the Gaps in Production Solutions

Fine Detail Electronics 3D Printing: Optomec Fills Us In on the New Aerosol Jet HD System to Fill In the Gaps in Production Solutions

Albuquerque-based Optomec focuses on additive manufacturing for production with its two patented 3D printing technologies: Aerosol Jet, used to 3D print electronics, and LENS, for high-value metal 3D printing. The busy company has been developing and providing resources on its technologies, as well as growing in size — now with more than 100 employees — and investment, with more […]

Albuquerque-based Optomec focuses on additive manufacturing for production with its two patented 3D printing technologies: Aerosol Jet, used to 3D print electronics, and LENS, for high-value metal 3D printing. The busy company has been developing and providing...
RIT Uses Optomec’s LENS 3D Printing Process to Fix Metal Gear Shaft

RIT Uses Optomec’s LENS 3D Printing Process to Fix Metal Gear Shaft

The complexity possible through 3D printing is especially helpful for making specific replacement parts, and incorporating the technology is a good way to provide excellent customer service for those who need parts not easily found in traditional supply chains, like components for older machinery. In addition, one of the other great benefits of 3D printed parts […]

The complexity possible through 3D printing is especially helpful for making specific replacement parts, and incorporating the technology is a good way to provide excellent customer service for those who need parts not easily found in traditional supply chains, like...
What the Apple 3D Printing Patents Mean for Our Industry

What the Apple 3D Printing Patents Mean for Our Industry

Recently Apple has been granted a patent for a color 3D printing idea whereby the printed object is first made and then colored in afterwards. This idea is a straightforward one; using it one could print an object using FDM for example and then later color it with an inkjet print head. This method would […]

Recently Apple has been granted a patent for a color 3D printing idea whereby the printed object is first made and then colored in afterwards. This idea is a straightforward one; using it one could print an object using FDM for example and then later color it with an...
3D Printing Put to Use to Create More Sensitive Strain Gauges for High-Temperature Applications

3D Printing Put to Use to Create More Sensitive Strain Gauges for High-Temperature Applications

What’s one major thing that airplanes, bridges, and weigh stations have in common? If you answered strain gauges, you were right. These simple devices measure the strain, or pull, on an object. The resistance of an object will change as you apply deformation to (stretch) the strain gauge, which will then tell you how much […]

What’s one major thing that airplanes, bridges, and weigh stations have in common? If you answered strain gauges, you were right. These simple devices measure the strain, or pull, on an object. The resistance of an object will change as you apply deformation to...
3D Printing News Briefs: November 17, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: November 17, 2017

We’re starting off with the business end of things in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by some software news, a 3D printing handbook, and a new 3D printing material. The Dubai RTA has introduced new 3D printing initiatives, while Optomec announces a sales partnership with CNC Software and ESUN enters a strategic sales and […]

We’re starting off with the business end of things in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by some software news, a 3D printing handbook, and a new 3D printing material. The Dubai RTA has introduced new 3D printing initiatives, while Optomec announces...
Optomec Releases Library of Starter Recipes for LENS and Aerosol Jet 3D Printing Customers

Optomec Releases Library of Starter Recipes for LENS and Aerosol Jet 3D Printing Customers

Some people cook by some inherent sense or knowledge, throwing ingredients into a bowl willy nilly with nary a thought of opening up a cookbook; later, of course, the dish turns out great. I, however, am not one of these people, and require a recipe in front of me at all times to make sure […]

Some people cook by some inherent sense or knowledge, throwing ingredients into a bowl willy nilly with nary a thought of opening up a cookbook; later, of course, the dish turns out great. I, however, am not one of these people, and require a recipe in front of me at...
Comparison of Metal 3D Printing — Part Two: Directed Energy Deposition

Comparison of Metal 3D Printing — Part Two: Directed Energy Deposition

Metal 3D printing is a burgeoning area at the moment. Many companies are investing in metal 3D printing systems and the market is growing quickly. There are a number of different metal 3D printing technologies out there. You can find the first part of this series comparing metal 3D printing technologies here. In this part […]

Metal 3D printing is a burgeoning area at the moment. Many companies are investing in metal 3D printing systems and the market is growing quickly. There are a number of different metal 3D printing technologies out there. You can find the first part of this series...
3D Printing in Space: Optomec Wins NASA Contract to Develop Adaptive Laser Sintering System

3D Printing in Space: Optomec Wins NASA Contract to Develop Adaptive Laser Sintering System

Optomec is on a mission to advance 3D printed electronics, and they’ve been very busy and productive towards fulfilling that mission lately. A couple of weeks ago, the company received an award towards the development of 3D printed flexible hybrid electronics, and today Optomec announced that they have been awarded a NASA SBIR contract for […]

Optomec is on a mission to advance 3D printed electronics, and they’ve been very busy and productive towards fulfilling that mission lately. A couple of weeks ago, the company received an award towards the development of 3D printed flexible hybrid electronics,...
NextFlex Awards 3D Printed Flexible Hybrid Electronics Development Project to Optomec and 5 Partners

NextFlex Awards 3D Printed Flexible Hybrid Electronics Development Project to Optomec and 5 Partners

Global production-grade 3D printer supplier Optomec holds patents for two unique 3D printing technologies: Aerosol Jet, used to 3D print electronics, even at the micron level, and LENS, for metal 3D printing; LENS can also be added on to CNC machining systems. Optomec has been busy this year, and just announced that it was awarded one of […]

Global production-grade 3D printer supplier Optomec holds patents for two unique 3D printing technologies: Aerosol Jet, used to 3D print electronics, even at the micron level, and LENS, for metal 3D printing; LENS can also be added on to CNC machining systems. Optomec...
Optomec on the March

Optomec on the March

Optomec is an American company that has two 3D printing technologies: Aerosol Jet and LENS. Aerosol Jet can be used to 3D print electronics and is being used to 3D print millions of mobile phone antennas. LENS is a metal 3D printing technology that can be added onto existing CNC equipment and is used to […]

Optomec is an American company that has two 3D printing technologies: Aerosol Jet and LENS. Aerosol Jet can be used to 3D print electronics and is being used to 3D print millions of mobile phone antennas. LENS is a metal 3D printing technology that can be added onto...
3D Printing News Briefs: May 2, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: May 2, 2017

In 3D Printing News Briefs today, we’re talking about new 3D software, equipment, and materials, a distribution partnership and a new additive manufacturing facility, and a seaworthy 3D printed prosthetic. Mosaic Manufacturing is introducing a new 3D software system, while 3D Platforms is bringing another new piece of equipment to the RAPID + TCT event, […]

In 3D Printing News Briefs today, we’re talking about new 3D software, equipment, and materials, a distribution partnership and a new additive manufacturing facility, and a seaworthy 3D printed prosthetic. Mosaic Manufacturing is introducing a new 3D software...
Companies and Even Countries Join Forces in a Busy Week for 3D Printing Industry Partnerships

Companies and Even Countries Join Forces in a Busy Week for 3D Printing Industry Partnerships

While it may seem as though everyone in the 3D printing industry is trying to outdo each other, the fact is that without companies working together, the industry wouldn’t be nearly as far along as it is now. Partnerships are crucial to advancing 3D printing technology, and this week has seen an especially large number […]

While it may seem as though everyone in the 3D printing industry is trying to outdo each other, the fact is that without companies working together, the industry wouldn’t be nearly as far along as it is now. Partnerships are crucial to advancing 3D printing...
3D Printing in the Military

3D Printing in the Military

3D printing has many military applications. Militaries around the world have been working on developing 3D printing technologies, using 3D printing for prototypes, developing their own fablabs and using the technology in aircraft and other military vehicles. Many millions have been invested in 3D printing technologies and getting them ready for production in the field. […]

3D printing has many military applications. Militaries around the world have been working on developing 3D printing technologies, using 3D printing for prototypes, developing their own fablabs and using the technology in aircraft and other military vehicles. Many...
Something for Everyone in 2016: A Look at This Year’s New 3D Printer Releases

Something for Everyone in 2016: A Look at This Year’s New 3D Printer Releases

I spend every day immersed in news about 3D printing, so obviously I’m aware of the fact that there are a lot of 3D printers out there. I’m also aware that that statement is an understatement. However, when I began looking back at the new 3D printers that were introduced and/or released in 2016, I […]

I spend every day immersed in news about 3D printing, so obviously I’m aware of the fact that there are a lot of 3D printers out there. I’m also aware that that statement is an understatement. However, when I began looking back at the new 3D printers that...
GE Ventures Hosts Advanced Manufacturing Summit, Featuring Input from Optomec CEO

GE Ventures Hosts Advanced Manufacturing Summit, Featuring Input from Optomec CEO

Global corporation GE decided to share their wealth with worthy startups when they created GE Ventures, their capital investment firm built to assist young companies in the fields of software, healthcare, energy and advanced manufacturing. Over the past year, GE Ventures has contributed funding to a number of companies we’re quite familiar with, including Carbon, Desktop […]

Global corporation GE decided to share their wealth with worthy startups when they created GE Ventures, their capital investment firm built to assist young companies in the fields of software, healthcare, energy and advanced manufacturing. Over the past year, GE...
InfraTrac Successfully Applies Anti-Counterfeit Technology to 3D Printed Metal Parts

InfraTrac Successfully Applies Anti-Counterfeit Technology to 3D Printed Metal Parts

One of the most nagging concerns that plagues the 3D printing industry is that of intellectual property protection. Not only have there been plenty of issues surrounding the theft of designs and models posted online by individual makers, but large corporations also worry about the potential for 3D printing-savvy people to print counterfeit parts. It’s […]

One of the most nagging concerns that plagues the 3D printing industry is that of intellectual property protection. Not only have there been plenty of issues surrounding the theft of designs and models posted online by individual makers, but large corporations also...
Optomec Showcases New Hybrid LENS Machine Tool Series at formnext 2016

Optomec Showcases New Hybrid LENS Machine Tool Series at formnext 2016

Last week, the most innovative 3D printing companies from across the world gathered in Frankfurt, Germany for the highly anticipated formnext 2016 exhibition. Even with the 3DPrint.com team onsite to report on the biggest hits from the event, there was still too much happening to fit all the necessary coverage into one jam-packed week. One of […]

Last week, the most innovative 3D printing companies from across the world gathered in Frankfurt, Germany for the highly anticipated formnext 2016 exhibition. Even with the 3DPrint.com team onsite to report on the biggest hits from the event, there was still too much...
Optomec and Fryer Machine Systems Unveil New Hybrid Machines, Combining CNC Technology With LENS Print Engine

Optomec and Fryer Machine Systems Unveil New Hybrid Machines, Combining CNC Technology With LENS Print Engine

It’s been less than a month since Optomec announced that their patented Aerosol Jet Technology is now capable of 3D printing embedded electronics at the micron scale. They’ve always been a company that seems to stay one step ahead of the rest of the 3D printing industry, and this week at the International Manufacturing Technology […]

It’s been less than a month since Optomec announced that their patented Aerosol Jet Technology is now capable of 3D printing embedded electronics at the micron scale. They’ve always been a company that seems to stay one step ahead of the rest of the 3D...
Optomec Announces Aerosol Jet Technology to Print Electronics at Micron Level

Optomec Announces Aerosol Jet Technology to Print Electronics at Micron Level

Examining a snapshot of the 3D printing industry, it would seem that the process of using a high-tech machine to deposit layer after layer of materials and make a prototype or part shot to the forefront of the industrial world—as well as the desktop—and then just continued to accelerate. Before you can get used to […]

Examining a snapshot of the 3D printing industry, it would seem that the process of using a high-tech machine to deposit layer after layer of materials and make a prototype or part shot to the forefront of the industrial world—as well as the desktop—and then just...
Research & Markets Releases Global Perspectives for 2016-2022 on 3D Printing in North America, Europe & LAMEA Region

Research & Markets Releases Global Perspectives for 2016-2022 on 3D Printing in North America, Europe & LAMEA Region

Research and Markets has just released several reports, giving us a comprehensive and global perspective on the 3D printing markets around the world, now—and well into the future. Currently, we are taking a look at their analysis regarding North America, Europe, and the broad LAMEA region. In North America 3D Printing Market (2016-2022), the global […]

Research and Markets has just released several reports, giving us a comprehensive and global perspective on the 3D printing markets around the world, now—and well into the future. Currently, we are taking a look at their analysis regarding North America, Europe, and...
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