The Lights-Out Digital Manufacturing (LDM®) is a manufacturing technology in which systems run with little to no intervention, around the clock. In the case of additive manufacturing, LDM® means DragonFly® users can 3D-print more functioning electronic circuitry faster, extending the DragonFly’s rapid prototyping capabilities beyond prototyping. Users can now, 3D print one-off prototypes as well as low-volume manufacturing of printed electronics.
The DragonFly LDM® augments the capabilities of the award-winning DragonFly Pro system with new proprietary, state-of-the-art technology that enables 24/7 uninterrupted 3D printing. Improvements include new advanced printer head, software management algorithms and automatic-self-cleaning of its print heads every few hours. The new system is equipped with real-time automatic material monitoring capabilities that ensure maximized runtime, optimization of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and significantly improved workflow and production processes.
The new technology minimizes the frequency and duration of scheduled downtime to typically just one weekly maintenance operation.