Novel digitally fabricated materials for electronics, optics and medical applications (NOVIDAM)

This project provides the latest knowledge about novel digitally fabricated materials and structures as well as their properties and possibilities in different applications fields. The aim is to improve and promote the local competitiveness regarding the digital manufacturing and related materials development.

Project information

Name: Novel digitally fabricated materials for electronics, optics and medical applications

Abbreviation: NOVIDAM

Duration: 1.6.2018 - 31.10.2021

Executor: University of Oulu

Financiers: European Regional Development Fund ERDF, Council of Oulu region, University of Oulu, Nokia Oyj, UPM-Kymmene Oyj, Carbodeon Ltd Oy, 3DTech Oy

Public funding: 929 000 EUR

3D printer

Model: Neotech AMT 15X G4


  • A multifunctional additive manufacturing tool for use in R&D, product development and low volume manufacturing.
  • Modular, interchangeable material processing and printing tools enable the use of the wide motion range of the device during multi-step processes.
  • The platform can be equipped with main non-contact, functional print technologies (piezo-, ink- & aerosol-jetting) which allows the user to deposit every class of ink and/or paste used in printed electronics.
  • A range of pre- and post-processing technologies is available to extend device´s materials handling capabilities.
  • A FDM head enables the printing of structural parts with integrated electronics.
  • The 5-axis range of print motion with a tailored CAD/CAM module makes the printing of complex 3D circuits a reality.

Technical specifications (according to the manufacturer)

  • Print speed: 1000 mm/s (max)
  • Motion range: 600 x 500 x 250 mm (X-Y-Z)
  • Motion accuracy (X, Y and Z axes): ±5 μm
  • Repeatability(X, Y and Z axes): ±1.5 μm
  • Position accuracy (A and B axes): < 1.5 arcmin
  • Repeatability (A and B axes): < 6 arcsec
  • Printed line width: 20 -­ 1000 μm (print technology and material dependent)