ioTech Group Ltd (“ioTech”), a future shaping start-up, is set to change the electronics industry and additive manufacturing with the introduction of the world’s first Continuous Laser Assisted Deposition (C.L.A.D.) technology. ioTech’s first system is dedicated to electronics manufacturing.
Headquartered in the UK, and with an R&D footprint in Israel, ioTech has been developing a unique disruptive multi-material additive manufacturing technology since early 2016. C.L.A.D. can process almost any industry certified material at high resolution and high speed, enabling full scale digital production. For the first time, manufacturers can use their standard industrial materials, control the deposition of each single drop and reach unmatched production yields.
The speed and capacity of the technology deliver complete commercial solutions across multiple industries and hold great potential for mass-manufacturing applications such as semiconductor packaging and printed circuit boards, manufacturing and assembly.
“We are excited to introduce our unique C.L.A.D. technology to the electronics industry and additive manufacturing,” states Dr Michael Zenou, ioTech’s co-founder and CTO. “Its ability to deposit any flowable industrial material for so many applications is unprecedented. It will increase production efficiencies and encourage innovation for many companies. A whole host of industries will be able to adopt an agile manufacturing approach to deliver fully functional products fast, facilitating mass customization when required, and at the same time, be eco-friendly. The flexibility of C.L.A.D. is simply remarkable.”
Vote of confidence by ASM Pacific Technologies and Henkel Adhesive Technologies
ASM Pacific Technologies (“ASMPT”), a leading global supplier of hardware and software solutions for the manufacturing of semi-conductors and electronics was an early investor in ioTech. ASMPT has increased its investment into the company, in tandem with the entry of another significant investor, Henkel Adhesive Technologies, a global leader in the adhesives market.
“The potential in the electronics manufacturing market is large and, we believe, we are partnering with ioTech at the right time,” said Guenter Schindler, Senior Vice President, Business Excellence, ASMPT. ioTech’s solutions will be a game-changer for the industrial 3D printing paradigm across many industries, not just electronics manufacturing.”
“This novel and scalable technology complements our existing portfolio in adhesives, sealants and functional coatings,” explains Paolo Bavaj, Head of Corporate Venturing, Henkel Adhesive Technologies. “We are convinced that ioTech’s unique technology will drive the further miniaturization in the electronics industry and provide added value to our customers. We aim together with ioTech to unlock further opportunities for innovative mass-manufacturing applications across Henkel´s large customer base.”
“ioTech is thrilled to receive ASMPT and Henkel’s vote of confidence,” adds Hervé Javice, ioTech’s co-founder and CEO. “These investments are a validation of our disruptive technology. In cooperation with both companies, we have identified multiple existing and novel applications in electronics manufacturing. ioTech’s unique system will add significant value for electronics manufacturers in terms of innovative designs and higher yields.