A recent article by Gartner.com highlighted Nano Dimension (TASE:NNDM,NASDAQ:NNDM) are the DragonFly 2020 3D printer, which is designed to print multi-layer professional printed circuit boards (PCBs), and advanced nanotechnology-based conductive and dielectric inks.
Why Cool: Nano Dimension’s 3D printer overhauls the ways electronic product development teams work. Nano Dimension’s proprietary technologies enable the use of conductive ink for ultrarapid prototyping of complex, high-performance multilayer printed circuit boards right on printed solid parts using standard formats for PCB fabrication. It reduces the time, cost and complexity of producing electronics-enabled devices substantially. Also, the technology potentially enables scalable production of custom products. This puts Nano Dimension’s PCB printer at the convergence of electrical, mechanical and software design and manufacturing.
At this stage, Nano Dimension positions the printer for use as a rapid prototyping tool. As materials evolve and receive end-use standards approval, a DragonFly printer will then be able to fabricate customer-specific circuitry. Conceivably, the prints can have unique signatures that make counterfeiting of the item with a custom 3D-printed PCB difficult if not impossible.