Israeli specialist in electronics additive manufacturing Nano Dimension has announced the sale of two DragonFly Pro 3D printers to branches of the United States Armed Forces. The company, which achieved U.S. Government Certified Vendor status in June, says the sales were closed in the weeks following the announcement.
The two recent sales to the U.S. Armed Forces were completed by two of Nano Dimension’s value-added-resellers in the U.S.: TriMech Solutions and Fathom. Though the specific branches of the Armed Forces that bought the electronics 3D printers are not mentioned, Nano Dimension sees the defense sector as a key market for its AM technology.
“Nano Dimension continues to strengthen its position in the U.S. market, particularly in the U.S. defense sector,” commented Simon Fried, President of Nano Dimension USA. “These sales to tier one customers demonstrate the attractiveness of our additive manufacturing solution. The ability to create functional circuit prototypes quickly and securely in-house is a key factor in the increasing adoption of our solution in the multi-billion-dollar U.S. defense sector.
“Nano Dimension’s DragonFly Pro 3D Printer makes it possible to 3D print radically new designs and improve workflows by leveraging the agility of additive manufacturing. The defense sector is highly motivated to enable additive manufacturing in the field by bypassing traditional manufacturing processes.”
The DragonFly Pro 3D printer, released last year, marks a notable advancement of Nano Dimension’s well-known electronics 3D printing platform. The machine, capable of high-resolution and multi-material (metals and polymers) printing, offers IP-secure, in-house production of functional electronics, including antennas, sensors, molded interconnect devices, printed circuit boards and more. It is these capabilities that make the technology of such interest to the defense market, which is recognizing the potential to improve its supply chain and to develop new and innovative products.
In light of the recent sales, Nano Dimension believes it is well positioned to continue conducting business with the U.S. Armed Forces, as well as the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security and other branches of the U.S. Federal Government.