Nano Dimension sells DragonFly Additive Manufacturing System to Istituto Italiano di Technologia
Published: 12 July 2019 - Rachael Morling
Additive electronics provider, Nano Dimension Ltd has sold its award-winning DragonFly Pro additive manufacturing system for electronics to Istituto Italiano di Technologia(IIT) Biomolecular Nanotechnologies. IIT is a leading research institution in Italy specialising in promoting technological development and higher education in science and technology.
The IIT staff is comprised of ~1,700 people from over 60 countries, working together to conduct cutting-edge research in multi-disciplinary areas such as robotics, nanobiotechnology, industry, computational science and medicine. The research at the IIT Center for Biomolecular Nanotechnologies in Lecce is focused on the development of micro and nanotechnologies for the human body and for the environment, by studying and exploiting nanomaterials and biomaterials and their interactions on a nanoscale.
“The addition of the DragonFly Pro to our facility will be a game-changer for our researchers and developers, who are creating a new development platform that provides rapid device and microsystem prototyping, making it possible to produce and embed our MEMS technology and wearable electronics into customized multilayer PCBs,” said Massimo De Vittorio, senior researcher and centre coordinator of the Center for Biomolecular Nanotechnologies of IIT.
The purchase was facilitated by Cadlog, Nano Dimension’s value-added reseller in Italy. “We have seen an increase in interest for Nano Dimension’s DragonFly in Italy and are excited to see the Instituto Italiano di Technologia lead this revolution,” said Filippo d’Agata, managing director at Cadlog. “Additive manufacturing of electronics is efficient, and we expect it to make a significant impact in forming the cornerstone of industry 4.0.”
The multi-material DragonFly Pro precision additive manufacturing system allows electronics designers and electrical engineers to 3D print conductive metal and dielectric polymer simultaneously, for in-house prototyping and small batch production. This capability significantly shortens electronics developers’ project turnaround times as PCB prototypes and other functional circuitry can be created through additive manufacturing in a matter of hours instead of weeks. This allows the user to experience unparalleled rapid prototyping agility to achieve greater value by leveraging more efficient workflows and adopting new design opportunities within shorter development cycles.