Nano Dimension receives TÜV SÜD Award for Digitized Industries
Israeli company Nano Dimension is this year's winner of the 3rd TÜV SÜD Award for Digitized Industries. The award was presented at the Smart Factory Innovation Forum, hosted by TÜV SÜD and munich network. Nano Dimension builds 3D printers for printed circuit boards (PCBs). The TÜV SÜD Award for Digitized Industries is accompanied by EUR 6,000 in prize money and is presented to companies that have developed particularly promising Industry 4.0 Solutions.
The “Dragonfly” 3D printer made by Nano Dimension can be used to print prototype multi-layer printed circuit boards, thereby keeping intellectual property in house by making the time-consuming manufacturing of PCBs by external suppliers a thing of the past. Use of the 3D printer also speeds up the research and development process and improves its flexibility. Similarly to an inkjet printer, “Dragonfly” processes polymer and silver nano inks to produce functioning PCBs.
“Nano Dimension is building its very own smart factory in the shape of its ‘Dragonfly’ printer“, said Dr Dirk Schlesinger, Chief Digital Officer TÜV SÜD, in his congratulatory speech. “The groundbreaking combination of these two materials on one PCB enables rapid prototyping, even on flexible and three-dimensional printed circuit boards. This results in a wide range of application scenarios.” Simon Fried, Chief Business Officer Nano Dimensions, thanked TÜV SÜD and munich network on behalf of his team for the award and for the associated recognition of their hard work. Fried also praised the Smart Factory Innovation Forum as an excellent opportunity for understanding the needs and challenges of the digital production era.
Successful networking at the Smart Factory Innovation Forum The presentation of the TÜV SÜD Award for Digitized Industries marked the conclusion and highlight of the Smart Factory Innovation Forum, hosted by TÜV SÜD and munich network on 18 October 2016. 48 companies from Europe and Israel had vied for the award. This was the first year where the vote of the audience was taken into consideration in evaluating the applications, in addition to the decision of a high-calibre jury. Held this year for the third time, the Smart Factory Innovation Forum offers startups the opportunity to network with established companies on the topic of Industry 4.0.
The presentation of the TÜV SÜD Award for Digitized Industries underlines TÜV SÜD’s own commitment in the field of Industry 4.0. The company provides a broadly based service portfolio, including comprehensive services in the fields of functional safety, IT security and analytics. The services offered extend from testing and certification services to consulting and training.
Caption: Presentation of the TÜV SÜD Award for Digitized (from left to right): Dr Dirk Schlesinger, Chief Digital Officer TÜV SÜD, Simon Fried, Chief Business Officer Nano Dimension, and Curt C. Winnen, General Manager munich network.