About Guest Blogger Michael Hollenbeck

Michael Hollenbeck is a founder and CTO of Optisys, an antenna design and fabrication company with a focus on metal 3-D printing based in West Jordan, Utah. He has 10 years of experience in the aerospace and defense antenna design industry, and is an expert in monopulse antenna design and simulation. Michael obtained a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering, both from the University of Utah.

Antenna Industry is Being Revolutionized Through the Simulation of Metal 3-D Printed Antennas

Recent advances in 3-D printing with metal have advanced to the point where antennas and RF components can be consistently fabricated with excellent performance in the millimeter wave frequencies. Optisys is a startup based in Utah that is focused on using the most advanced simulation tools to design antennas and radio-frequency (RF) components that could not have been fabricated a few years ago. The use of 3-D printing an antenna creates orders of magnitude reduction in size, weight, and lead time. These savings are enabled through a key partnership with the ANSYS Startup Program. Continue reading