Optomec’s Aerosol Jet technology is evolving the field of additive manufacturing in the areas of electronics, energy, sensors, aerospace and defense and the Internet of Things (IoT). Our production-grade aerosol-based printers support a broad set of functional materials, from ceramic coatings to conductors and adhesives. It enables customers to conformally pattern materials onto existing 3D parts that were produced using conventional manufacturing methods, such as CNC machining, injection molding, or 3D printing. A combination of chemistry and post-treatment allows functional electronic structures to be fabricated directly on low temperature substrates. Conductive inks including Ag, Au, Cu, and other metals and alloys have been developed with cure temperatures less than 120 C°, and higher temperature ceramics, ruthenates, and ferrites are cured using proprietary laser treatment. Optomec employs a rigorous materials qualification process including extended run times; resistivity and tape test standards; and environmental tests such as 85/85 heat/humidity, salt spray, post environmental tape tests. These tests are conducted in conjunction with real world production opportunities including antennas, sensors, and advanced semiconductor packaging. The technology enables the production of components that would be difficult or impossible to create with other traditional or additive manufacturing techniques.