(Engineering.com) Optomec announced performance results for its first half, ending June 30. The company reported strong growth for its Lens 3D printers for structural metals and Aerosol Jet Systems for 3D printed electronics, with bookings up 45 percent for the first six months of the year compared to 2013, including a 71 percent surge in the second quarter.
Sales were boosted by multiple customer orders for the recently announced Lens print engine, a unique modular approach that allows metal 3D printing capabilities to be installed into existing machine tools. Its open architecture enables integration with new or pre-owned CNC tools, so customers in the industrial base can leverage existing equipment assets to realize the benefits of 3D printing in a less disruptive manner. Optomec also reported continued strong growth for its Aerosol Jet printed electronics systems, which can print conductive metals and a variety of other functional materials directly onto 3D surfaces.Tags: 3D printing, CNC, LENS 3D Printers, Optomec