Optomec said its printers were highlighted at the Grand Opening of the University 3D Printing Research (U3DP) facility at Hong Kong Polytechnic.
Hong Kong Polytechnic currently owns an Optomec Aerosol Jet system for 3D printed electronics and a LENS system for 3D printed metals. The Grand Opening took place on Wednesday, April 19.
Located on-site at the University, the U3DP has 20+ years proven research support, development and application experience in 3D printing.
The U3DP includes over 50 sets of 3D printing machines, from entry-level to industrial grade, dozens of computers for 3D modelling, software for 3D scanning, reconstruction, modelling and printing, and a 3D printing post-treatment area.
The Aerosol Jet process utilizes an innovative aerodynamic focusing technique to collimate a dense mist of material-laden microdroplets into a tightly controlled beam to print features as small as 10 microns or as large as several millimeters in a single pass.
A wide assortment of materials can be printed with the Aerosol Jet system including conductive nanoparticle inks, polymers and epoxies, along with dielectrics, ceramics, and bioactive materials. Aerosol Jet technology is currently used for printing 3D shaped electronics in mass production for antenna and sensor applications.
Optomec LENS 3D printers are used to efficiently add metallic materials to existing parts and to fully print new, high-performance metal components using a wide range of functional metals, including titanium, stainless steel and super alloys. The LENS family of 3D metal printers can be used throughout the product life cycle to cost-effectively repair, rework and manufacture high-performance metal components.
Earlier this year, Optomec announced the opening of its Asia Pacific (APAC) Operations Center located in Singapore. The Optomec APAC Operations Center works directly with customers in the region as well as an extensive reseller network spanning Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand.
In addition to the APAC Operations Center, Optomec has increased its presence at industry events in Asia; the company has and will be exhibiting and presenting at several conferences throughout Asia, including TimTos in Taiwan, NAMICS, SEMICON Southeast Asia, NEPCON Shanghai, and several more.