Additively Manufactured Electronics (AME) expert Nano Dimension ambitions to become the “robotic brains” for ESSEMTEC systems.
Surface-Mount Pick & Place Systems Supplier for the PCB and OEM Industries Essemtec AG has just joined Nano Dimension’s portfolio of companies alongside Fabrica Group (previously known as Nanofabrica) and DeepCube.
The newly acquired company comprises a product portfolio that includes equipment for placing and assembling electronic components on printed circuit boards (PCBs). It specializes in leader in adaptive highly flexible surface mount technology (SMT) pick-and-place equipment, sophisticated dispenser suitable for both high-speed and micro-dispensing, and intelligent production material storage and logistic system. Its products are equipped with a sophisticated software package which makes extensive and efficient material management possible.
ESSEMTEC’s equipment and software have been having impact with customers since their first machine was introduced. As their high-tech solution can be adjusted quickly and easily to meet wide ranging requirements, they are able to respond to all manner of customer needs, particularly in high-mix-low-volume production environment. Their portfolio of products will continue to be available to the thousands of organizations that have called themselves a customer of ESSEMTEC, while also being part of the AME revolution that Nano Dimension is driving with its existing technology.
“ESSEMTEC’s present products fit Nano Dimension’s PCB and PCB assembly markets, as well as the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) verticals which we serve. As such, we hope to leverage the distribution channels and go-to-market efforts of both organizations. In parallel, our mutual vision is to merge the technologies of our micro-electronic 3D-fabrication machines for Hi-PEDs® (Hi-Performance Electronic Devices) with ESSEMTEC’s fuller suite of in-fabrication-process-equipment-assembly capabilities”, Yoav Stern, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nano Dimension, shares.
“No less important”, Stern notes, “is our intention to use our newly acquired deep learning based artificial intelligence technologies from our DeepCube acquisition to become the “robotic brains” for ESSEMTEC systems. We expect this will improve yield and throughput and drive a more seamless integration with Nano Dimension’s AME systems. ESSEMTEC’s machines fit the larger picture of Nano Dimension’s vision, aiming to establish “INDUSTRY 4.0” solutions, which entail building an artificial intelligence “distributed digital manufacturing application” rather than just machines as capital equipment. The end goal is to reach a capability for maintaining an inventory of high-end PCB devices, micro-mechanical parts and Hi-PEDs® in digital form: print and assemble them as you need them, where you need them, only the quantity you need, in the best quality at competitive prices, as it is done in highest yield and throughput possible for that point in time, specifically in high mix/low volume scenarios.”
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