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SOLIDWORKS Helps Nano Dimension Design & Test Their Innovative 3D Printer

By Emmy Wolfe on April 25, 2019

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TriMech is fortunate to work with clients from Maine to Florida and out to Arkansas, offering a range of engineering solutions. This week's client story showcases building and testing an innovative 3D printer in-house using SOLIDWORKS.

Nano Dimension transformed additive manufacturing of electronics with the DragonFly2020 Pro. With the assistance of their printer, you have a one-stop solution for 3D printing electronics and developing professional circuit boards or PCBs. This machine helps you move your designs from concept and design verification to testing fixtures quickly, speeding up your workflow. And all of it was designed in-house using SOLIDWORKS.

Making the DragonFly2020 Pro

DragonFly 2020 Pro 3D Printer by Nano DimensionThe mechanical engineers who designed the DragonFly 2020 Pro relied on SOLIDWORKS to design all of the components. They didn't have to order any extra parts, or relay on any offshore resources, so that the creation of the printer was able to be done all in-house. The few iterations that needed to be done throughout the project life-cycle were completed quickly and efficiently since it was possible to manage all the design assets within the single SOLIDWORKS software platform. The linear motion systems, the heating and cooling systems and even the outer shell of the DragonFly2020 were designed within the software. Tim Sheehan, Vice President of Global Sales and Customer Care reported, "100% of our machine has been designed, tested and simulated inside of SOLIDWORKS software." 

Watch Nano Dimension's video below to learn more about the process of designing their printer and the benefits of using it. 



Outcome Using SOLIDWORKS Software

For years SOLIDWORKS has focused on creating a platform with collaboration as the backbone to help enhance speed and clarity of communication between ECAD and MCAD engineering teams. With their package, you get electronic design, mechanical design, electronic cooling and thermal simulation, data management, electrical design, FEA simulation, plastic part design, plastic injection simulation and manufacturing documentation in a cross-functional platform.

While using SOLIDWORKS to build their printer, the team at Nano Dimension saw the benefits the software gives its users and were able to increase productivity, reduce cycle time and work more efficiently. As Dr. Jaim Nulam, Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Products, said, "Basically the imagination of all application engineers, as well as our customers' is just the only end of how far we can go with this."

Want to learn more about the benefits SOLIDWORKS has for electrical engineers? Read our article "Mechatronics and Creating Smarter Products"

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Curious to learn more about Nano Dimension? Download our case study, Embedded Components With the DragonFly2020 Pro.

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