Optomec announced today
that Sirris, the leading high technology collective research center in Belgium,
has purchased an Aerosol Jet deposition system. The system, which has been installed
at Sirris' location in the Liege Science Park, will be used primarily for the
development of printed RFID antennae, micro capacitors, micro systems, packaging,
memory and other emerging printed electronics applications. The Liege Science
Park is within close proximity to a large number of high tech companies, including
Microsys, the leader of the European government FEDER project that provided
funding for the Aerosol Jet system.
Sirris' mission is to increase the international competitive position
of its member companies through technological innovation. The organization specializes
in engineering advisory, rapid prototyping, processing technologies and nanomaterials
development services, in addition to conducting applied research and development
activities in close cooperation with industry. Sirris has more than 2,400 member
companies in its collective, ranging from small businesses to large industrial
groups, with representation from the aerospace, automotive, electronics and
materials industries. Sirris carries out more than 4,000 industrial engagements
per year in more than 1,800 different companies, of whom 80% are small to medium
enterprises. The organization has more than 120 technology experts spread over
six locations. Several Belgium-based companies are already using the Sirris
facilities to test and develop their new printed electronics applications. For
more information on Sirris, please visit their website at www.sirris.be/AJP.
The Aerosol Jet system is ideally suited to be part of the Sirris facility
for a number or reasons, including: its fine line (<10 micron), maskless
deposition capability, the ability to successfully deposit a wide range of conductive
and nonconductive materials and the ability to print on 3-D substrates. Laurent
Seronveaux, Sirris Project Engineer, states, “Sirris is convinced that
the Aerosol Jet system will impact the greatest number of our customer companies
and enable us to help our clients solve their most difficult printed electronics
challenges. Because the mission of Sirris is ‘driving industry by technology'
and due to the wide range of applications that Sirris manages, we have chosen
the most user-friendly, flexible solution.” To download the latest whitepaper
on Aerosol Jet technology for printed electronics applications, click here.
Dave Ramahi, Optomec President/CEO, states, “We are very pleased that
Sirris has added our Aerosol Jet capabilities to their technology portfolio.
With their expertise, location and strong industry contacts, Sirris is ideally
positioned to serve the needs of the emerging printed electronics industry in
Optomec is the world-leading provider of additive manufacturing solutions for
high-performance applications in the electronics, solar, medical, and aerospace
& defense markets. These systems utilize Optomec's patented Aerosol
Jet Printed Electronics technology and LENS powder-metal fabrication technology.
The company has a global customer base of more than 100 users that includes
many industry-leading manufacturers.
Aerosol Jet and Optomec are registered trademarks of Optomec, Inc.
LENS is a registered trademark of Sandia Corporation.