April 20, 2015: In addition to their Dragonfly 2020 3D printer that was announced at a special presentation April 14, in Tel Aviv, 3D printing firm Nano Dimension also unveiled its conductive nano-inks. The inks were developed under an exclusive license with Yissum, the Hebrew University’s technology transfer company. The process was developed by Professor Shlomo Magdassi, a highly regarded pioneer of nanoscience and nanotechnology from the Hebrew University. The company has also signed a MOU contract with a large Chinese company to develop other uses for the advanced, conductive ink materials for applications outside of PCB production.
The process is also an excellent green option, as many of the chemicals and waste materials associated with PCB production are virtually eliminated, and the nano-inks are not considered hazardous waste. There is very little post processing involved as the Dragonfly 2020 has an integrated sintering process that will cure the ink until it reaches the desired conductivity and surface adhesion.
The Israeli company presented its first working prototype and unveiled their plans to have the production model available for purchase in mid to late 2016. At this time there has not been a price point given, however it is not expected to be friendly to the home market.For full article on 3-D Print.com click here.