The Israeli 3D printed electronics provider Nano Dimension has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with South Korean technology innovation hub Chungbuk Technopark (CBTP). The two partners goal is to increase the efficiency of electronics manufacturing process chain. This multi-year collaboration will benefit many fields like consumer goods, transportation, energy, bio-health and smart IT. The two will be using Nano Dimension’s DragonFly additive manufacturing system for most of the work.
CBTP has been operating since 2004 and has made many valuable contributions to research and business. CBTP is also a non-profit research institute supported by the South Korean government and is encouraged to collaborate with local industries and academia.
Nano Dimension was established in 2014 and has provided the hardware, material, and software to 3D print multilayer and non-planar electronics. These electronics are faster and more cost-effective solutions to PCB.
The collaboration wasn’t officially announced to the public until October 28th, but the center’s research team has already utilized the DragonFly system for some development work. The partnership’s first product is a fully functional, 3D printed IoT communication device. Using these developments manufacturers can save space and weight in electronic designs.
“We are proud to work with CBTP […] to continually advance additive manufacturing of electronics and pave the way for innovative applications,” said Amit Dror, CEO of Nano Dimension. “We are constantly developing and presenting exciting new applications and providing our customers cutting-edge solutions for electronics design and manufacturing.” Continuing “By collaborating with our customers and partners, we can combine both parties’ knowledge and expertise for developing the next generation capabilities in additive manufacturing of electronics.”
Song I. Hun, Director of the Semiconductor IT Center at CBTP, commented, “This research agreement is an excellent platform to work together with Nano Dimension on a long-term program of research focused on the crucial design and prototyping phases of innovative electronic projects, Continuing “By combining our know-how from industrial players and academia with nano dimension’s expertise in precision 3D printing, our researchers will have the tools to accelerate growth in the high-tech electronics arena in Korea.”
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