Optomec Partners with Ceradrop MGI Group to Expand European Market of Aerosol Jet Systems for Printed Electronics

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — February 5, 2015 — Optomec, a leading global supplier of production grade additive manufacturing systems for 3D printed metals and 3D printed electronics, today announced it signed an agreement with Ceradrop to be its exclusive representative in France for Aerosol Jet systems used for printing electronics. Ceradrop, a subsidiary of the MGI Group, designs and markets Materials Deposition Inkjet Printers for advanced printed electronics systems. The company’s services span the entire value chain from material requirements to printed components, providing Ceradrop customers with the best possible assistance for their development projects.

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, uses a patented process of aerodynamic focusing to precisely print electronic circuitry and functional components in dimensions ranging from as small as 10 microns or as large as several millimeters in a single pass. Click here for more information.

“Ceradrop has both leading-edge technology and global expertise in printed electronics and smart 3D printing, which make it an ideal partner for Optomec,” said Mike Kardos, Director of International Sales at Optomec. “We are looking forward to working with Ceradrop to expand our European marketing network for Aerosol Jet.”

“The market for printed electronics and smart 3D printing is expected to explode over the next five years, according to market research analysts, and we are well positioned to be part of that growth,” said Rémi Noguéra, Executive General Manager at Ceradrop. “With the addition of Optomec’s Aerosol Jet systems, we add in our product portfolio new printed electronics capabilities which are complementary to inkjet technology like high viscous pastes jetting, high-resolution printing, materials deposition on 3D components, and, more importantly we create a close partnership with Optomec to enable new additive technologies.”

About Optomec

Optomec is a privately-held, rapidly growing supplier of production grade Additive Manufacturing systems. Optomec patented Aerosol Jet systems for printed electronics and LENS 3D Printers for metal components are used by industry to reduce product cost and improve performance. Together, these unique printing solutions work with the broadest spectrum of functional materials, ranging from electronic inks to structural metals and even biological matter. Optomec has more than 175 marquee customers around the world, targeting production applications in the Electronics, Energy, Life Sciences and Aerospace industries.

About Ceradrop MGI Group

The MGI Group is composed of MGI Digital Graphic Technology (France), CERADROP (France) and KÖRA-PACKMAT (Germany). CERADROP designs and markets Materials Deposition Inkjet Printers exclusively for Printed Electronics Industry and Smart 3D Printing. like flexible solar cells (OPV), OLED Displays, Smart Cards, Antennas, Smart Systems, Passive Components and others. As the subsidiary of MGI Group focused on Printed Electronics and Smart 3D Printing, CERADROP can call up more than 60 engineers specialized in jet engine, mechanics, automation, software, chemistry, and ink management to supply the best materials deposition printing solution for advanced R&D or 24/7 high performance manufacturing.

LENS is a registered trademark of Sandia National Labs; Aerosol Jet is a registered trademark of Optomec.


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