Nano Dimension launches larger Dragonfly

Nano Dimension has announced a larger version of its DragonFly 2020, a 3D printer that can produce prototypes of printed circuit boards, greatly speeding up the development process.

The DragonFly 2020 Pro is a free standing machine with the same 20 x 20 cm build size as the original desktop model.

The new Pro version will replace the desktop model that Nano Dimension has been showing off over the last year and beta testing and is said to be a direct result of the feedback from those beta tests. It’s a floor standing system, measuring some 140 cm x 80 cm x 180 cm (LxWxH), though the build area remains the same at 20x20cm. Simon Fried, chief business officer of Nano Dimension, says it was developed for a wider range of applications, based on beta customer feedback, adding: “As a result of these improvements, the DragonFly 2020 Pro offers increased resolution of printing and built with higher-end components to deliver better print quality. It is also easier to service and maintain which is a very important. As we go ahead with our R&D plans, the Dragonfly Pro it will be possible to enable future upgrades of the system for example, the potential for incorporating new features such as additional printheads.”

Fried continues: “3D printing with this next-generation DragonFly is transformational for electronics development. Optimizing workflows shrinks PCB design and test cycles from months or weeks, to days. More and easier iterations lead to greater innovation and better business outcomes.”

It should be noted that the DragonFly is a fairly unique machine and Nano Dimension has had a fairly good take up for its original model. It can be used to build the full range of multilayer PCB features – including interconnections such as buried vias and plated through holes. Typical applications include multilayer PCB prototypes, antennas and experimental electronic circuits.

Naturally, this new Pro version is more expensive than the older model though Fried didn’t mention the actual cost. It’s available to order now for commercial sales through an Early Access program.


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