Nano Dimension Sells DragonFly Pro 3D Printer to Top U.S. Defense and Aviation Company
Ian Palmer posted on April 10, 2019 |
DragonFly Pro 3D Printer. (Courtesy of Nano Dimension.)
DragonFly Pro 3D Printer. (Courtesy of Nano Dimension.)

An unidentified defense and aerospace company based in the U.S. has purchased a DragonFly Pro 3D Printer that will fast-track development, speed prototyping and reduce risk to sensitive intellectual property.

While the buyer was only referred to as one of the top 10 biggest U.S.-based global defense and aviation providers, the seller was identified as none other than Nano Dimension, an additive electronics provider based out of Israel.

According to the seller, the DragonFly Pro 3D Printer is transforming electronics development by enabling companies to take control of their entire development cycle.

Nano Dimension Precision 3D Printed PCB Prototype produced on the DragonFly Pro. (Courtesy of Nano Dimension.)
Nano Dimension Precision 3D Printed PCB Prototype produced on the DragonFly Pro. (Courtesy of Nano Dimension.)

According to Nano, the buyer intends to leverage the printer to create functional electronic circuitry. Aerospace technology has progressed to the point where there has been an uptick in demand for complex circuits. The problem is that these complex circuits are difficult to create using conventional subtractive manufacturing methods. With DragonFly Pro, however, the buyer will be able to input more features into each device. The printer will facilitate, among other things, the customization of functional parts and lessen possible failure points—all while boosting reliability.

"Our disruptive technology, the first of its kind, enables defense and aviation companies to prototype their innovative products without sacrificing either convenience or security," said Amit Dror, CEO of Nano, in a statement. "The ability to manufacture electronics in-house is especially appealing in the defense sector, where privacy and IP are crucially important.”

While there are benefits for the buyer, the sale also has implications for Nano as it marks another purchase of its printed electronics system in the U.S. defense space. It also demonstrates the company’s success in penetrating global defense and aviation segments.

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