Optomec Posts 100% Increase in Bookings
(PCB007.com) Optomec has reported record order levels for both its LENS 3D Printers for Structural Metals and Aerosol Jet Systems for 3D Printed Electronics, representing a 100% increase in bookings compared to the same period last year. These positive results reflect continued strong market interest for industrial strength additive manufacturing solutions, especially systems capable of addressing high volume production requirements. Optomec customers are currently using LENS and Aerosol Jet systems for production applications within the consumer electronics, life sciences, and aerospace/defense industries.
First half orders increased more than 100% over the prior year same period and already equal orders received for the full year 2012. New system orders for LENS 3D Printers for Metal represented 45% of total bookings and the remaining 55% were for Aerosol Jet Systems used for Printed Electronics applications.
“The first 6 months were a tremendous start to our year with strong global demand for both Aerosol Jet and LENS systems” said Dave Ramahi, Optomec president and CEO. “The Optomec product line-up remains highly differentiated in the Additive Manufacturing space, with our ability to print fully functional metal and electronic components at low cost and with very high output rates. We expect to continue on this growth trajectory as industry’s adoption of such solution