Detekt to Distribute Optomec Metal-Printing Technology in Asia

March 1, 2016

Optomec, Albuquerque, NM, a supplier of additive-manufacturing systems for 3D-printed metals and 3D-printed electronics, has signed a distribution agreement with Detekt Technologies Inc. to expand sales of its Lens and Aerosol Jet systems in Asia. Detekt is a provider of industrial additive-manufacturing services and systems to the greater China and Taiwan markets.

Optomec Aerosol Jet printers provide high-resolution 3D-printing capabilities required to manufacture smaller, lighter-weight, high-performance devices used in industries such as aerospace, defense and consumer electronics. Aerosol Jet technology, which is scalable for high-volume production applications, according to Optomec officials, uses a patented process of aerodynamic focusing to precisely print electronic circuitry and functional components in dimensions ranging from 10 µ to several mm in a single pass.

Optomec Lens printers use energy from a high-power laser to build up structures one layer at a time directly from powdered metals. The Lens process can build new metal parts or add material to existing metal components for repair and hybrid manufacturing applications.

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See also: Optomec Inc.

Technologies: Additive Manufacturing


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