Nano Dimension to Deliver Fabrica 2.0 System to a Homeland Security Agency
Fabrica 2.0 Micro Manufacturing Technology was formally confirmed as meeting the high standards of this government agency
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Additive Manufacturing Resources
October 5, 2021
Nano Dimension Ltd. has met the final milestone to complete the delivery of its Fabrica 2.0 System for micro precision additive manufacturing to a western Homeland Security Agency.
“This is a highly important sign that, as planned, our Fabrica 2.0 System is moving into the commercial stage as the leading technology solution to replace traditional production processes,” says Dr. Jon Donner, head of Nano Dimension’s Fabrica Group. “The customer was the first of our three Beta sites and has been working with us over the last year on mutual commercial projects.”
“The Fabrica 2.0 System empowers users to perform high-mix/low-volume production runs where the cost of traditional tooling would render projects non-viable,” says Yoav Stern, chairman and chief executive officer of Nano Dimension. “A main area of interest is the production of direct rapid soft tooling (DRST) printed on the Fabrica 2.0 System, which facilitates prototyping and low-volume production without the usual lead times and costs associated with traditional plastic processing technologies, while also enabling new geometrical complexities.
“Prior to the launch of the Fabrica 2.0 System, DRST had been regarded as sub-optimal when viewed through the prism of surface finish, precision, accuracy, and repeatability, while the number of materials that could be processed has also been a limiting factor,” Stern adds. “Fabrica 2.0 micro additively manufactured process addresses these challenges to reach micron-level resolution, produce high surface finish, and reduce the time-consuming and costly need to cut steel.”
Nano Dimension has met with success in injecting industrial thermoplastic materials such as Polypropylene (PP), Polyethylene (PE) and Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) into a 3D-printed mold manufactured by Fabrica 2.0 systems, with a new material that Nano Dimension developed, according to Stern.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.