MMAE Seminar Series: ‘Reinventing the Industry: Additively Manufactured Electronics’

The Department of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering presents its spring 2024 seminar series featuring guest speaker Peter Johnsamson, director of global customer care at Nano Dimension, who will give a presentation on “Reinventing the Industry: Additively Manufactured Electronics.” This seminar is open to the public and will take place on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, from 12:45–1:45 p.m. in room 131 of Perlstein Hall.


Electronics design and production must change: the threats of unreliable supply chains, IP security, and environmental waste are too high to ignore. The vision of Industry 4.0 is to allow change to occur rapidly in the industry by using deep-learning artificial intelligence, robotics, additives, and advanced manufacturing. The rise of additively manufactured electronics (AME) and micro additive manufacturing enables the next generation of electronic devices to be created using the third dimension. This technology enables novel forms and shapes, new ways to make connections in any 3D direction, miniaturization, and weight reduction while eliminating toxic chemical waste and reducing human error through significantly fewer manual processes. Most importantly, it significantly reduces the time to design and prototype a new device. Peter Johnsamson will walk attendees through the evolution of AME, the reality it delivers now, and the advantages it will bring in the near- and long-term.


Peter Johnsamson, director of global customer care at Nano Dimension, has a distinguished career which started in technical field service in 1996, rising to the posts of director of customer support at Brainlab Inc., director of field service at ViewRay, director of global customer care at Nano Dimension, and currently sales manager at Nano Dimension. His experience has exposed him to a wide-ranging technical knowledge regarding biomedical engineering, electronic medical devices, and solutions for additively manufactured electronics (AME), and the next generation of electronic device design and production. He has a bachelor’s in electrical/electronic engineering from DeVry University and he currently lives in Wylie, Texas.