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Nano Dimension DragonFly LDM™ system leads to Development of Innovative Packaging

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DragonFly LDM™ system

Above: 3D printed sealed packaging with electrical pads for Micro-ElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS)/Image Credit: Piezoskin S.R.L.

Nano Dimension Ltd., announced that its DragonFly LDM™ system and materials were used to develop a 3D printed sealed packaging with electrical pads for Micro-Electromechanical Systems (MEMS). The innovative packaging was designed by Piezoskin, a startup based in Lecce and established as a spin-off from the Center of Biomolecular Nanotechnologies (CBN) of the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT).

The metal contact is one of the most crucial parts in ohmic-contact microelectromechanical (MEMS) as it determines the device performance and reliability, particularly for soft and flexible devices where the electrical connects are typically difficult to produce due to technical constraints.

To overcome this constraint in traditional approaches and enable Piezoskin to push boundaries, the DragonFly LDM™ system from Nano Dimension was used to embed piezoelectric transducers into a compact, lightweight and robust package. The manufactured package has the electrical pads directly printed on the metal layers of the devices, on which is welded an RF connector.

DragonFly LDM™ system

Above: Wires and connectors were eliminated such that the package was minimized to obtain an optimal user experience/Image Credit: Piezoskin S.R.L.

Nano Dimension machines serve cross-industry needs by depositing proprietary consumable conductive and dielectric materials simultaneously, while concurrently integrating in-situ capacitors, antennas, coils, transformers and electromechanical components, to function at unprecedented performance. In particular, DragonFly LDM™ system and materials are used to develop 3D printed sealed packaging with electrical pads for Micro-ElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS) developed for our purposes.

Speaking about the innovative packaging, Dr. Francesco Guido, CTO of Piezoskin S.R.L. said, “Nano Dimension’s DragonFly LDM™ system helped us to achieve an original product prototype in which wires and connectors were eliminated such that the package was minimized to obtain an optimal user experience. It simplifies the manufacturing process compared to traditional manufacturing methods”.

According to Mr. Yoav Stern, Nano Dimension’s CEO and President, “With the DragonFly LDM 3D printer, Piezoskin can design customized printed packages with flexible transducers, to meet their customers unique needs, drive innovation and get products to market faster”.

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