Nano Dimension Ltd, a leading provider of 3D printing solutions for electronic components and multi-dimensional polymer, metal and ceramic additive manufacturing (AM), has received a strong positive response to its new micro AM solutions and material developments at Formnext 2023, one of the most important industry events for additive manufacturing in Frankfurt, Germany.
Nano Dimension’s Micro AM solutions are specifically designed for the production of smaller, high-precision components in millimeter size with a resolution in the single-digit micrometer range. The company presented its new Giga 25vx and Tera 250vx systems. The main difference between the Tera and Giga systems is the build volume: the smaller Giga platform is aimed at prototyping applications, while the larger Tera platform is designed for higher volume production. Both the Tera 250vx and the Tera 25vx have a build volume of 50 x 50 x 100 mm, while the Giga 250vx has a build volume of 6 x 9 x 45 mm and the Giga 25vx has a build volume of 12 x 18 x 45 mm. Tera and Giga systems both offer micron-level resolution, which is appreciated by OEMs, micro manufacturers and R&D centers alike. For companies looking to develop prototypes, the Giga machines are ideal, and Nano Dimension received an overwhelmingly positive response from Formnext attendees.
Nir Sade, Senior Vice President Product Champion at Nano Dimension commented: “What was on display at Formnext was the dynamism surrounding our Micro-AM solutions, which are renowned for their ability to create intricate structures and components on a micron-level scale. This allows unmatched design freedom and complexity in manufacturing for high-performance smaller parts. There is also the added benefit of reducing assembly needs by fabricating complex geometries in a single build; thus, delivering overall process efficiencies. We already made our mark as a pioneer in this space with our Tera platforms, but the introduction of the Giga machines means we can cater for a broader range of customer and their respective needs.”
In addition to the Micro-AM platforms, Nano Dimension also presented a range of new materials and developments at Formnext. The company presented its newly launched materials P-900 and P-910 from its “Performance” series, D-810 from its “Durable” series and T-700 from its “Transparent” series. The “Performance” series is designed for high temperatures and is ideal for miniaturized parts in high-performance applications such as electronics or injection moulding.
The Durable material series offers versatile mechanical properties with both rigid and semi-rigid options for demanding applications. These materials are ideal for mass production, for example in consumer smart devices. The ‘Transparent’ range of materials is similar to PMMA and is perfect for the production of parts that require varying degrees of transparency, such as optical elements, microfluidic chips and medical devices.
Sade concluded: “As Micro-AM continues to evolve, material innovation remains key to unlocking its full potential in various cutting-edge applications. At Formnext, we also announced an open system material policy for our Micro-AM solutions. The Company will certify third party materials and provide guidance for customers using their own or third party materials to ensure usability. This newly announced open system policy means users of our machines can take advantage of a very broad material range to fulfil an array of applications across a multitude of sectors.”