DEERFIELD BEACH, FL--(Marketwired - November 05, 2015) - PEN Inc. (PENC) ("PEN" or "the Company"), a global leader in enhanced performance products enabled by nanotechnology to solve everyday problems, today announced the development of an inkjet nano-copper ink suitable for 3D printing of metallic structures.
"The success of the electronic 3D printing industry depends on the ability to make metallic objects or parts that have a metallic component, but suitable metallic inks and printing methods have not been readily available. The new ink enables novel sintering methods using a photo curing Xenon 2000 unit operated sequentially for each 5 micrometer thick inkjet trace in ambient air and room temperature," explained Dr. Zvi Yaniv the lead researcher.
The novel 3D copper ink technology was developed at the Company's Applied Nanotech Inc. subsidiary in Austin, Texas, which serves as the PEN Design Center. Applied Nanotech researchers adapted the Company's award winning 2D inkjet copper ink, 2009 IDTech Ex Printed Electronics Award and the 2010 R&D 100 award from R&D Magazine, to create 3D metallic copper structures on Kapton substrates.
"3D printing is the fastest growing segment in printed electronics, but without 3D metal printing its scope will be commercially limited. Our new technology has the potential to transform production in a wide range of industries, from medical devices to structural electronics," said Dr. Richard Fink, President of Applied Nanotech, Inc.
About Applied Nanotech, Inc.
Applied Nanotech, Inc., a PEN Inc company, is the PEN Design Center focused on developing new products for the PEN family of companies using nanotechnology approaches. Its team of PhD level scientists and engineers works with companies and organizations to solve technical impasses and create innovations. For more information, visit www.appliednanotech.net.
About PEN Inc.
PEN Inc. (PENC) is a global leader in developing, commercializing, and marketing enhanced performance products enabled by nanotechnology that solve everyday problems for customers in the optical, transportation, military, sports, and safety industries. Through its wholly-owned subsidiary Nanofilm Ltd., the Company develops, manufactures and sells products based on nanotechnology including its Ultra Clarity® brand eyeglass cleaner and Defog It™ brand defogging products. The Company's Applied Nanotech, Inc. subsidiary in Austin, Texas functions as the Design Center conducting research and development services for government and private customers and new product development for PEN focusing on innovative and advanced product solutions in the areas of safety, health, and sustainability. The Company also sells its environmentally friendly HALO™ brand surface protector, fortifier, and cleaner through its wholly-owned subsidiary, PEN Technology, LLC. For more information about PEN, visit www.penc.us.
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