Israel-based company Nano Dimension just announced it has completed the development of the initial version of its software package, that will be integrated in the DragonFly 2020 electronics 3D printer.
Currently still in development, the company’s proprietary DragonFly 2020 3D printer uses inks to create fully functioning prototypes of circuit boards. The specially developed software package Switch enables users to prepare production files of printed electronic circuits and supports common formats in the electronics industry such as Gerber, VIA and DRILL files.
The software has a unique interface that displays Gerber files and an accurate and detailed description of the PCB’s structure, which facilitates a highly precise conversion to a 3D file format. By using Switch, the user of the DragonFly 2020 3D printer will be able to edit and prepare multilayer 3D files for printing. Many parameters can be adjusted, such as layer thickness, conductor width, layer order, punching and rotation options as well as the shape or object outline. In addition, the software enables an optimization of the printing process by maximizing the use of the printing surface.
Amit Dror, CEO of Nano Dimension, said: “We are thrilled to announce the completion of the development of the initial version of our 3D printer software which presents a new dimension for creating and designing electronic circuits. In order to minimize production time, Nano Dimension strives to provide its customers a comprehensive solution to 3D print multilayer PCB prototypes: our novel 3D printer, advanced conductive and dielectric nano-inks, and now – an advanced software package for the management, editing and printing of electronics files. The software is designed to allow the engineer to create the production files for automat 3D printing, with no intermediate files. It’s now easy to ‘Switch’ from Gerber to 3D files.”