Nano Dimension Ltd, a supplier of additively manufactured electronics (AME) and multi-dimensional polymer, metal and ceramic additive manufacturing (AM) 3D printers, announced that it has sold its DragonFly® IV system to the University of Stuttgart.

Nano Dimension’s most advanced 3D printer for electronics will go to the University’s Institute of Smart Sensors (IIS) and 3rd Institute of Physics (PI3). The two groups are jointly working on the design and the integration of next-generation quantum devices as part of a government sponsored program known as Cluster4Future QSens (QSens). The University of Stuttgart groups are working together with 19 industrial partners and three research institutes to spearhead the industrial use of quantum sensors to target a large-scale market entry within the next three to five years.

The DragonFly® IV is a critical innovation enabler in specialty applications for high performance electronic devices (Hi-PEDs®) by simultaneously depositing proprietary conductive and dielectric substances, while integrating in-situ capacitors, antennas, coils, transformers and electromechanical components. Such Hi-PEDs® are critical enablers for a range of applications, including autonomous intelligent drones, cars, satellites, smartphones and in vivo medical devices. In addition, these products enable iterative development, IP safety, fast time-to-market and device performance gains. In the context of quantum technologies, the 3D electronic integration capabilities of the DragonFly® IV will enable entirely new possibilities for the microelectronic and photonic integration of the next generation of scalable quantum devices.

Professor Jens Anders, institute director of the IIS at the University of Stuttgart and spokesperson for QSens, shared, “We are excited to bring the DragonFly® IV with its worldwide unique capabilities into our research. The integration of qubits for quantum sensing and quantum computing is high demanding in nature, requiring innovative, high precision solutions; therefore, it is not often that we find technology that meets our challenging needs. Engaging with Nano Dimension will help us design and manufacture the next generation of scalable quantum devices, which will revolutionize our society with applications ranging from smart prostheses and smart breath sensors over pharmaceutical research to autonomous driving.”

Yoav Stern, chairman and chief executive officer of Nano Dimension, added, “We look forward to supporting the University of Stuttgart and their Center of Applied Quantum Technology in their ever-critical work on quantum technology. Furthermore, we are pleased that another customer has come to appreciate the value of AME to drive innovation. This is particularly empowering when the work at-hand is the scalable integration of qubits for quantum sensing and computing. This field is perfect use case for our AME system, DragonFly® IV, which can be used to make specialty electronic devices with the design freedom and shorter innovation cycles of additive manufacturing.”