12 Apr '16, 8am

Using 3D Printing in the Mass Production of Consumer Electronics

This is the first time anyone has used 3D printing in the mass production of consumer electronics, said Vartanian, and we think he's right. "LITE-ON is running the systems 24/7, they have been since around last July, and they will continue through the summer," he said. The contract manufacturer started out using Aerosol Jet conformal printing by developing prototypes for its world-leading OEM customers, which include makers of communication devices, personal care, and automotive products. Now it's got multiple production machines, each a 5-axis motion platform with multiple printheads, in Guangzhou, China. Machines are configured to handle common tablet and smartphone form factors, each can handle multiple common electronics materials such as ceramics, plastics, and metal, and each can print at least two to three million units per year.

Full article: http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?doc_id=280263

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