New Online Community for Designers of AM ElectronicsJuly 7, 2022
J.A.M.E.S. (Jetted Additively Manufactured Electronics Sources) announced the launch of the FrAMEwork platform to bring together designers of additively manufactured electronics (AME). This joint venture between Hensoldt and Nano Dimension was founded to advance the development of AME through a collaborative space that delivers technical know-how, design enablement and challenges, within a global, diverse community at all levels of expertise, according to officials of the joint venture.
“Our mission is to provide a space where anyone across the globe can share stories and ideas about AME, exchange technical know-how and designs and enjoy the benefits of real-time communication with AME enthusiasts and professionals,” says Andreas Müller, J.A.M.E.S. CEO. “AME enables new and visionary applications in electronics that cannot be realized with conventional electronics manufacturing, and we strive to enable members to explore new possibilities in 3D.”
AME profits from an increasing availability of new materials, such as functional fluids, or inks. With this in mind, J.A.M.E.S has collected experience in AME design and processing by using the DragonFly AME 3D printer from Nano Dimension, which simultaneously 3D prints a dielectric-ink (photopolymer) and a highly conductive silver nano ink to produce 3D-printed AME structures. This allows each individual voxel to be either conductive or nonconductive.
“However, this emerging technology can only be taken to a next technical readiness level if we are able to combine different processes, materials and design methods,” says Andreas Salomon, J.A.M.E.S. chief technology officer. “This is exactly what J.A.M.E.S is ideally suited for: empowering members of the J.A.M.E.S community to gain experience with inkjet, micro-dispensing, ceramic printing, aerosol printing and all other processes currently on the market. Merging technologies is the future of AME with a huge potential to completely change the traditional way electronics are manufactured.”