Optomec, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, reports that its AM systems printers were on show at the opening of the new University 3D Printing Research (U3DP) facility at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, April 19, 2017. Hong Kong Polytechnic owns an Optomec Aerosol Jet system for additively manufactured electronics and a LENS system for metal AM.
Hong Kong Polytechnic University has provided research, development and application support in Additive Manufacturing for over twenty years, and has over fifty AM machines, from entry-level to industrial grade; computers for 3D modelling; software for 3D scanning, reconstruction, modelling and printing; and an Additive Manufacturing post-treatment area.
Optomec LENS AM systems are used to add metallic materials to existing parts and to fully print new high-performance metal components using a wide range of functional metals, including titanium, stainless steel and super alloys. Earlier this year, Optomec announced the opening of its Asia Pacific (APAC) Operations Centre, located in Singapore. The Optomec APAC Operations Centre works directly with customers in the region as well as through an extensive reseller network spanning Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand.
In addition to opening the APAC Operations Center, Optomec has increased its presence at industry events in Asia. The company will be exhibiting and presenting at several conferences throughout the region, including TimTos in Taiwan, NAMICS, SEMICON Southeast Asia and NEPCON Shanghai.