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Optomec Highlights 3D Printed Electronics at Premier Antenna Conference

November 3, 2015
By Business Wire News


Optomec, a leading global supplier of production grade additive manufacturing systems for 3D printed metals and printed electronics, announced today that Dr. David Sessoms, Advanced Applications Engineer for Optomec, will present at Antenna Systems 2015 in Henderson, Nevada on Nov. 5th. The presentation will provide information on the utilization of printing technology for high volume production of a variety of 3D antennas used for mobile and industrial Internet of Things Devices. In addition to Dr. Sessoms’ presentation, Optomec will be showcasing Aerosol Jet printers in booth #12.

Dr. Sessoms’ presentation is titled “Direct Printing of Cellular Antenna and 3D Molded Interconnect Devices.” Dr. Sessoms will discuss the fast growing demand for antennas directly integrated into products, including smartphones, wearables, and industrial IoT devices. Direct write approaches for creating 3D antennas, such as Optomec Aerosol Jet technology, enable rapid design and prototyping, reduce manufacturing steps, and broaden the choice of substrate materials. Aerosol Jet technology is used to print a wide variety of materials, including conductive inks suitable for electrical circuitry and antennas. Material considerations will be discussed, and case studies involving broadband, Bluetooth, NFC and other antennas with comparisons between Aerosol Jet and traditional fabrication methods will be presented. Examples of via filling, wrap-around printing, and five axis motion will be shown.

About the Antenna Systems 2015 Conference

Antenna Systems 2015 brings the industry together to evaluate new market opportunities, implement new technologies and discover future applications and technical developments. This symposium will have four tracks to address the antenna market including Antenna Design, Integration & Manufacturing, 4G Developments & Insights, Emerging & Growth Applications, and Supporting Technology & Integration. Each track is designed to cover the latest advancements in the applications, technology, materials, and economic development of antennas and antenna systems. For more information about the conference, click here.

About Optomec

Optomec is a privately-held, rapidly growing supplier of Additive Manufacturing systems. Optomec’s 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 200 marquee customers around the world, targeting production applications in the Electronics, Energy, Life Sciences and Aerospace industries. For more information about Optomec, visit




LENS (Laser Engineered Net Shaping) is a registered trademark of Sandia National Laboratories. Aerosol Jet is a registered trademark of Optomec Inc.

Shayna Watson, 505-761-8250