The launch of these new materials comes alongside a new funding Fortify secured, for an undisclosed amount.
With the goal of “bringing high performance materials to market with an application specific focus”, Fortify developed a number of new materials during the past year. The commitment is still the same as the provider of advanced composite-photopolymer printers recently announced new materials that would advance additive manufacturing applications in 5G and advanced electronic devices.
The new resins would meet the requirements of applications such as low-loss dielectrics, high-temperature electrostatic-discharge safe, thermally conductive, and electrically resistive polymers as well as technical ceramics.
“Fortify’s technology enables new design and manufacturing capabilities for advanced electronics. The platform enables performance advantages in a variety of applications where size, weight, and power play a key role,” said Steve Costello, Fortify’s CCO. “These factors are critical for wireless infrastructure (repeaters, antenna, and radar) and will be a catalyst for growth of several markets including telecommunications (5G), industrial IOT, and automotive/aerospace.”
The deployment of 5G is driving the adoption of new infrastructure for wireless communication and sensing systems. This is leading to significant demand across electronics manufacturing industries to redesign components in aerospace/space, military/defense, commercial telecommunications, and other applications. This comes with a host of design and fabrication challenges and presents an opportunity to apply innovative manufacturing, the company says in a press release.
The announcement is made alongside a strategic investment agreement with In-Q-Tel, Inc. (IQT), a not-for-profit strategic investor that identifies and accelerates the development and delivery of cutting-edge technologies. The partnership between In-Q-Tel and Fortify will apply innovative materials and additive manufacturing technology to the field of RF devices and wireless infrastructure.
“Fortify is thrilled to join the In-Q-Tel portfolio. This investment validates the advanced manufacturing capabilities of the Fortify platform, and is well timed with existing needs across in electronics manufacturing today,” said Josh Martin, CEO and co-founder of Fortify. “We’re looking forward to working with IQT’s Partners to bring additive manufacturing of advanced RF and electronics technologies to market.”
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