DragonFly Pro

Precision Additive Manufacturing of Printed Electronics

DragonFly™ Pro System

Nano Dimension’s DragonFly Pro is transforming additive manufacturing for electronics development. We empower companies to take control of their entire development cycle by 3D printing their own professional circuit boards.

From proofs of concept and design validation to test fixtures and functional circuits, the DragonFly Pro enables precision, in-house 3D printing of multilayer Printed Circuit Board (PCB) prototypes, sensors, antennas, experimental electronic circuits and more. Printing in-house shortens design and test cycles from months or weeks to just days or hours.

How It Works

  • Two printheads jet both conductive and dielectric materials simultaneously
  • Both conductor and substrate are printed in a fully additive process
  • The object is built up, layer by layer
    • Conductive layers
    • Dielectric layers
    • Drill and filled vias, no electroplating
    • Solder mask
    • Annotation
  • The full range of PCB features can be 100% 3D printed including interconnections such as vias, through-holes (blind, buried) and complex geometries

Sample 3D Printed Parts

Size and Weight

1400mm x 800mm x 1800mm
520 kg (1150 lbs.)

Build Size

200mm x 200mm x 3mm (8″ x 8″ x 1/8″)
Model weight on tray: 135 kg

Layer Thickness

100/125 Micron (4/5 mil)

DragonFly Pro 3D Printer

Accuracy

1 Micron (0.001 mm)

Software

Proprietary SWITCH software

Full Side-by-Side Technical Specifications Below

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Save Time and Innovate with Less Risk

The DragonFly Pro precision system overcomes many of the complexities and bottlenecks inherent in outsourced traditional prototyping and custom manufacturing, enabling in-house agile, time and cost-effective processes providing many benefits:

  • Time savings: forget lengthy design cycles; print on-site in days, even for the most complex designs
  • Cost savings: no more large order minimums and costly mistakes: discover design errors earlier in the design cycle
  • New complex geometries: push design boundaries and innovate freely to try new concepts
  • Redesign for mechatronics: bring better electronics to the market in terms of size, weight and environmental impact
  • Confidentiality: keep sensitive and valuable IP in-house during development
  • Streamlined processes: added agility means designing, testing and iterating on the fly, on-site

Endless Application Possibilities

  • Radio-frequency (RF) /antenna
  • Sensors
  • Multilayer PCBs (flexible and rigid)
  • Mechatronics (non-planar)
  • Electromagnetic components
  • Molded Interconnect Devices (MIDs)

Multi-Material Additive Manufacturing: Metals and Polymers in One Print Job

The DragonFly Pro is a multi-material precision 3D electronics printer that brings together extremely precise inkjet deposition, a dedicated conductive nanoparticle silver ink printed simultaneously with a proprietary dielectric ink and novel software. The DragonFly Pro enables designers and engineers to effortlessly and accurately print conductive and insulating materials in one print job, setting new standards for accuracy, complexity and speed in the field of both additive manufacturing and professional electronics development. Upon completion of a 3D print job there is no need for post-processing.

Multi-material 3D electronics printing is game-changing, allowing designers and engineers to print polymers and metals together to create a functional part. This revolutionary approach offers the potential for electronics to be more compact, denser and, ultimately, non-planar.With the DragonFly, it is possible to print even more complex geometries and features like non-vertical vias, embedded components, passives and more. Nano Dimension is thus blazing the path forward by electrifying additive manufacturing.

 

Deposition Technology Piezo Drop on Demand inkjet printing
Number of Printheads 2 (One per material)
Print Trace/Space 100/125 Micron (4/5 mil)
Build Volume XYZ 200mm x 200 mm x 3 mm (8” x 8” x 1/8”)
Software Proprietary SWITCH software
Dimensions 1400mm x 800mm x 1800mm
Weight 520 kg (1150 lbs) TBD
Power Supply 200-240V AC; 50-60 Hz; 20A
Mechanical Accuracy 0.001 mm (1 micron)
Build Plate 200mm x 200mm (8” x 8”)
Operating System Windows
Material Compatibility Nano Dimension’s conductive and Dielectric inks
Network Connectivity Ethernet TCP/IP 10/100/1000
File Compatibility Gerber (ODB++, IPC 2581 in process)
Regulatory Compliance CE/FCC; EAC/UL (in process)
Operational Environment Air-conditioned room
Operating Temperature – 64°F (18°C) to 72°F (22°C)
Humidity – 45–50% non-condensing

AgCite™ Nanoparticle Silver Ink

AgCite™ nano-Silver ink can be optimized for a wide range of applications such as RFID and OLED components while maintaining excellent conductivity, adhesion and flexibility. Furthermore. unlike regular metal powders that require high sintering temperatures, AgCite™ nano-Silver inks can achieve a sintering temperature low enough to support a broad range of substrates such as paper, polymer, glass and Indium Tin Oxide (ITO), making the inks suitable for a variety of uses.

Dielectric Nanoparticle Polymer Ink

Photopolymer dielectric inks are UV cured as part of the DragonFly™ Pro print process. During printing, ultraviolet light exposure is algorithmically controlled to ensure optimal material properties. These inks are highly compatible with Nano Dimension’s conductive AgCite™ family of nano-Silver inks for simultaneous inkjet printing on the DragonFly™ Pro platform and can also be printed on a range of substrate surfaces, including glass.