Optomec has signed a distribution agreement with Dragonfly to expand sales of its 3D printers in Italy.

The machines to be distributed include its LENS printers which use the energy from a high-power laser to build up structures one layer at a time directly from powdered metals. The LENS process can completely build new metal parts or add material to existing metal components for repair and hybrid manufacturing applications. LENS technology is available in standalone system configurations or as a modular print engine for integration with existing CNC automation platforms and robots.

‘We are very excited about our partnership with Dragonfly to expand sales of Optomec products in Italy,’ said Michael Kardos, Optomec vice president of worldwide sales. ‘Dragonfly is solely focused on the additive manufacturing sector and a perfect fit for introducing innovative products such as our LENS and Aerosol Jet systems to an untapped marketplace in Italy.’

Optomec is the world leading provider of additive manufacturing systems for high-performance applications,’ said Claudio Giarda, Dragonfly CEO. We are sure that the Italian market is ready to embrace Aerosol Jet Printed Electronics technology and LENS powered-metal fabrication technology.’

This story uses material from Optomec, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.