Nano Dimension Technologies has shipped the first DragonFly 2020 system designated for 3D circuitry and PCBs, marking a major milestone for the company.

The supply was made to an Israeli defence company for evaluation purposes and is expected to be installed at the partner's site in the coming days, according to the company.

Nano Dimension has already proven its capabilities of printing multilayer electric circuits in lab conditions, but this is the first time that the DragonFly 2020 system is being tested at a different location, which, according to the company, is the first key step towards the potential commercialization of Nano Dimension’s products.

"Nano Dimension set an ambitious goal to develop a revolutionary product that—until now—did not exist in the market, based on advanced technology that combines hardware, nano-chemistry and software," said Amit Dror, CEO of Nano Dimension. "Today, only two years since our first fundraising and since our shares began trading on the TASE, we mark this important milestone of supplying our first system to a beta partner, enabling them to print multilayer electric circuits in several hours. We look forward to completing production of more printers destined for additional partners and customers in Israel and around the world."

Meanwhile, the company has also applied to patent the development of a new nanometric conductive ink, which is based on a unique synthesis. The new nanoparticle synthesis further minimises the size of the silver nanoparticles particles in the company’s ink products. The new process achieves silver nanoparticles as small as 4nm.

The company said having an accurate control of nanoparticles' size and surface properties will allow for improved performance of the company's DragonFly 2020 3D printer. The ink enables lower melting temperatures and more complete sintering (fusing of particles into solid conductive trace), leading to an even higher level of conductivity.

The innovative ink has the potential to accelerate printing speeds and save ink for the 3D printing of electronics such as printed circuit boards, antennas and others. It also enhances the capabilities of the company's DragonFly 2020 3D printer, and may improve the conductivity of the printed lines. The company intends to commercialise its ink products as supplementary products to its 3D printers and as separate and independent products.