Optomec’s order bookings for industrial 3D printers have more than doubled through the first three quarters of 2014. In the third quarter alone, Optomec received a record amount of system orders, inlcuding more than 10 new customers, for its high-end 3D printers. This includes both LENS 3D printers used for the repair and fabrication of metal components and Aerosol Jet systems used for 3D printed electronics.
Most of the bookings were from industrial customers that will use Optomec printers for production applications. More than 50% of the sales came from U.S. customers, with the remainder divided evenly between Europe and Asia. “This continues the strong momentum we have enjoyed throughout this year in which all told we have generated system orders from more than 25 new customers, many of whom intend to expand their installations as they move into higher volume production,” said Dave Ramahi, CEO of Optomec. “We are well on track to meet our goal of 100% growth in orders in 2014, and are likewise pleased to see Optomec users reinforcing the fact that 3D printing can bring tangible value and benefits in real production applications, well beyond research and prototyping.”
In addition to strong overall sales performance in the third quarter, notable strategic developments include the addition of a new Aerosol Jet account focused on high volume production of 3D Printed Antenna for Smartphones bringing our penetration in this market up to five customers, and a new industrial customer that will use LENS in production for 3D Printed metal coatings.Optomec also saw the successful production launch of its 3D Printed Sensor solution for Industrial Internet applications, and made its first deliveries of the new LENS Print Engine product, which is a modular solution enabling the integration of 3D Printing of Metals within a conventional CNC machine tool platform.