July 9, 2017

MachineDesign recently published an article about our 4x4 monopulse array antenna.

Simulation and optimization help to develop a smaller, lighter antenna that could be made quickly.


January 31, 2017

One of the first questions I am often asked about Optisys’ printed waveguide parts is how the insertion loss compares with equivalent brazed or machined parts.  Although we’ve tested equivalent parts in the past with promising results, those proprietary designs could n...

December 19, 2016

The first test piece that Optisys put together was a K-band monopulse comparator with SMA connectors.  We wanted a demonstration piece with test data that could be put into customer hands to show how RF and mechanical designs could be realized in additive manufacturing...

September 3, 2016

As I introduce people to metal additive manufacturing, I have to disabuse them of the idea of laser sintering.  The metal additive process that most people are thinking of is melting, not sintering.  Sintering is the process of compacting and forming a solid mass of ma...

August 3, 2016

The aerospace industry loves to work with 6061 aluminum.  It has good corrosion resistance and finishing ability and has good thermal conductivity.  The strength of the T6 temper is similar to that of mild steel.  So I hear a lot of clients, especially aerospace client...

July 22, 2016


If you do a google image search on metal Additive Manufacturing you will see a lot of images with lattice structures.  Why would this be so?

First of all, no other process can do it.  These intricate structures, especially with small feature sizes, can’t be manufacture...

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