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Nano Dimension announces collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institute to develop the next generation of 3D printing systems

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Collaboration with leading German institute to focus on pushing the boundaries of 3D printing technology

Sunrise, Florida, September 7, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Nano Dimension Ltd. (NASDAQ: NNDM), an industry leader Ain a playful way Mmade Eelectronic (TEA) and Ptorn up Eelectronic (PE) supplier of manufacturing systems, today announced a collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA (Fraunhofer IPA), one of the largest institutes of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft (the Institute).

Founded in 1949, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft currently operates 75 institutes and research institutes across Germany. Most of the Institute’s 29,000 employees are qualified scientists and engineers, who work with an annual research budget of 2.8 billion euros. Of this amount, 2.4 billion euros are generated by contractual research. Fraunhofer IPA’s research and development work focuses on organizational and technological issues related to the manufacturing industry. Their fifteen specialist departments focus on twelve major research areas, including: frugal manufacturing systems, artificial intelligence (AI) in manufacturing, lightweight engineering and functional coatings, and additive manufacturing technologies. Thanks to a project sponsored by the European Union – NextFactory – Fraunhofer IPA previously created a modular printing system dealing with conductive and dielectric materials, as well as support materials, in combination with a selection and placement process and in-line quality control.

As part of the two-year collaboration plan, Nano Dimension and Fraunhofer IPA will focus on research and development in the field of autonomous manufacturing of electromechanical systems based on free-form 3D printing and 3D assembly technologies. of the highest precision. The results of this collaboration should benefit Nano Dimension customers given the information that will be generated and incorporated into what is already only possible with Nano Dimension’s DragonFly® additive manufacturing system.

Oliver Refle, Head of Additive Manufacturing Department at Fraunhofer IPA, commented: “This intellectual trust will allow both parties to instantly analyze and improve processes by sharing ideas, data and expertise, as we are developing the next generation of 3D inkjet printing with the goal of creating new and better processes and integrations for ultra-precise printing of new high performance electronic devices (Hi-PED ™). Nano Dimension is a valued and trusted partner, and we are very happy to start this new partnership.

Yoav Stern, Chairman and CEO of Nano Dimension, said: “We are very pleased to have the opportunity to cooperate and learn from the world-class engineers and scientists at Fraunhofer IPA. We can learn from their successes and failures while contributing our expertise and knowledge as we work together to build an environmentally friendly and intelligent distributed network of manufacturing self-learning and self-improvement machines. additive, which will deliver a higher return on investment to their owners as well as to Nano Dimension shareholders and other stakeholders. ”

On Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, headquartered in Germany, is the world’s leading applied research organization. By focusing on the development of key technologies that are vital for the future and enabling the commercial exploitation of this work by business and industry, Fraunhofer plays a central role in the innovation process. As a pioneer and catalyst of revolutionary developments and scientific excellence, Fraunhofer is helping to shape the society of today and tomorrow. Founded in 1949, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft currently operates 75 institutes and research institutes across Germany. Most of the organization’s 29,000 employees are trained scientists and engineers, who work with an annual research budget of 2.8 billion euros. Of this amount, 2.4 billion euros are generated by contractual research.

About Nano Dimension

The vision of Nano Dimension (NASDAQ: NNDM) is to transform the electronics and similar additive manufacturing industries into an environmentally friendly and economically efficient additive manufacturing solution, while enabling one-step conversion. from digital designs to functional devices – on demand, anytime, anywhere.

Nano Dimension plans to implement this vision by building an environmentally friendly and intelligent distributed network of additive manufacturing self-learning and self-improvement systems, designed to deliver a superior return on investment to their owners as well. than to the shareholders and stakeholders of Nano Dimension.

DragonFly LDM® 3D printing systems meet the manufacturing needs of cross-industry high performance electronic devices (Hi-PED®), by simultaneously depositing proprietary conductive and dielectric materials, while simultaneously integrating capacitors, antennas, coils, transformers and electromechanical components in situ. The results are Hi-PED® which are integral catalysts of autonomous intelligent drones, cars, satellites, smartphones and in vivo medical devices. These products enable iterative development, IP security, rapid time-to-market, and device performance gains. With DragonFly LDM®, a revolution occurs with the click of a button, allowing customers to go from CAD to a functional device in hours instead of weeks; create products with better performance; reduce the size and weight of electronic parts and devices; enable innovation; and, of crucial importance, the protection of intellectual property, while limiting environmental pollution and chemical wastes.

Nano Dimension Fabrica 2.0 The micro-additive manufacturing system enables the production of micro-parts based on a digital light processor (DLP) engine that achieves reproducible resolution down to the micron level. The Fabrica 2.0 is designed with a patented range of sensors that enables a closed feedback loop, using proprietary materials to achieve very high precision while remaining a cost effective mass manufacturing solution. It is used in the fields of micron level resolution of medical devices, micro-optics, semiconductors, micro-electronics, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), microfluidics and life science instruments.

For more information, please visit www.nano-di.com.

Forward-looking statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other federal securities laws. Words such as “expects”, “anticipates”, “intention”, “plans”, “believes”, “research”, “estimates” and similar expressions or variations of these words are intended to identify forward-looking statements. For example, Nano Dimension uses forward-looking statements in this press release when discussing the purpose and potential benefits of the collaboration of Nano Dimension and Fraunhofer IPA, which the cooperation between Nano Dimension and Fraunhofer IPA will enable both parties to ‘instantly analyze and improve the process and timing of the launch of the second generation of the DragonFly system. Since these statements deal with future events and are based on Nano Dimension’s current expectations, they are subject to various risks and uncertainties. The actual results, performance or achievements of Nano Dimension could differ materially from those described or implied by the statements contained in this press release. Forward-looking statements contained or implied in this press release are subject to other risks and uncertainties, including those discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in Nano Dimension’s annual report on Form 20-F filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on March 11, 2021 and in any subsequent filing with the SEC. Unless otherwise required by law, Nano Dimension does not undertake to issue revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unforeseen events. References and links to websites have been provided as a convenience, and the information contained on such websites is not incorporated by reference in this press release Nano Dimension is not responsible for the content of third party websites.

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