Nano Dimension, a leading provider of 3D printers for use in electronics and multi-dimensional polymer, metal & ceramic manufacturing, recently announced the expansion of its micro additive manufacturing product line. This announcement comes on the heels of the success of the company’s Tera 250 Micro-AM solution, which has been used in the micro-manufacturing community for some time.
The expanded product line consists of several new systems, including the Tera 25, Giga 250 and Giga 25 machines. While the Tera machines are designed for high-volume production, the smaller Giga machines are aimed at prototyping applications. For example, both the Tera 250 and Tera 25 have build volumes of 50 x 50 x 100 mm, while the Giga 250 and Giga 25 have smaller volumes of 6 x 9 x 45 mm and 12 x 18 x 45 mm, respectively.
Ziki Peled, President EMEA at Nano Dimension shared: “Nano Dimension is responding to an exponential interest from industry, and our Fabrica range of Micro-AM solutions have been developed as compelling solutions for industries seeking precise and efficient micro manufacturing processes. With the ability to create intricate structures and components on a micron scale, micro AM offers unparalleled design freedom and complexity, enabling the production of highly customized and optimized parts. This technology minimizes material waste and reduces the need for assembly by fabricating complex geometries in a single build, leading to improved overall efficiency. Industries such as electronics, medical devices, aerospace, and automotive are finding immense value in Micro-AM which is poised to play a pivotal role in driving innovation, cost-effectiveness, and competitiveness across various sectors in today’s rapidly evolving industrial landscape. Our suite of alternative micro AM solutions now allows us to meet the full range of strategic and application-specific customer requirements.”
In terms of precision, both Tera and Giga machines can achieve micron-scale resolution that is valued by OEMs, micro manufacturers and R&D centers.
Peled continued: “We have developed the Giga series of machines so our customers can cost-effectively benefit from micro-AM’s transformative approach to precision part and component prototyping, which surpass traditional methods in several crucial aspects. Unlike conventional prototyping, Micro-AM enables the direct creation of intricate and complex geometries without the constraints of subtractive manufacturing processes. This not only expedites the design iteration process but also allows for the production of prototypes that accurately represent the final product’s intended form and function. Micro-AM’s high precision and fine resolution capabilities ensure the replication of intricate details and features, resulting in prototypes that closely mimic the end-product’s characteristics. By embracing Micro-AM, industries can significantly accelerate innovation, reduce development lead times, and achieve a higher level of confidence in the functionality and performance of their prototypes.”
Peled concluded: “The range of build volumes, optical resolution, tolerance, and surface roughness capabilities we offer through the Giga and Tera machines caters for a full range of customer prototyping and production requirements. Our mission is to democratise the use of Micro-AM in all industry sectors and application areas that can benefit from the use of 3D printing. The economics and timeliness of Micro-AM as a prototyping technology are compelling. In the realm of production, Micro-AM’s capacity to manufacture miniaturized yet functional components with remarkable precision is reshaping industries, from electronics to healthcare, by enhancing product performance, reducing assembly complexity, and unlocking new realms of innovation.”