A lot of potential for 3D printed electronics in the automotive field

3D printing is affecting the way engineers design in the automotive
industry. The technology is already used in the industry, currently
mostly for plastic and metal spare parts. Additive manufacturing has
opened the door for newer designs, safer products, shorter lead times
and lower costs. Moreover, it will be an enabler for the automotive industry to adapt towards the new smart mobility requirements.

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Printed Stretchable Circuits: A breakthrough – Presented by Mahmoud Tavakoli, Institute of Systems and Robotics

Mahmoud Tavakoli

Printed Stretchable Circuits: A breakthrough – Presented by Mahmoud Tavakoli, Institute of Systems and Robotics, at the 3D Printing Electronics Conference, on January 22, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

In this talk I will cover a series of novel methods and materials for printing stretchable circuits. We created the first ever method for inkjet printing of highly stretchable circuits, and then we adapted this method for laser printing or screen printing methods. Circuits are instantly sintered at room temperature, without requiring temperature or light pulses, and at the same time the circuits become highly stretchable. I will show applications of this method for rapid prototyping of ultrathin e-skin, as an electronic tattoo for biomonitoring or circuits that are transferred over 3D objects to enable tactile input, proximity detection, pressure detection or other applications. Finally i will present a stretchable conductive ink and adhesive which allows direct writing of stretchable circuits. Continue reading “Printed Stretchable Circuits: A breakthrough – Presented by Mahmoud Tavakoli, Institute of Systems and Robotics”

Printed electronics in practice for a SME – Presented by Hans van de Mortel, Metafas

Hans van de Mortel

Printed electronics in practice for a SME – Presented by Hans van de Mortel, Metafas, at the 3D Printing Electronics Conference, on January 22, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Metafas is a SME what produces printed electronics. There is a gap between production, development and usage. What are the challanges for production and what do designrules mean for production in relation to the costprice ? How do you produce printed electronics is a reasonable cheap production area? Continue reading “Printed electronics in practice for a SME – Presented by Hans van de Mortel, Metafas”

Technologische Ontwikkeling Is Media Partner of 3D Printing Electronics Conference

Technologische Ontwikkeling

Technologische Ontwikkeling Is Media Partner of 3D Printing Electronics Conference, which will take place on January 22, 2019, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

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Printing of metal structures on 3D-printed polymer parts – Presented by Volker Zöllmer, Fraunhofer IFAM

Volker Zöllmer

Printing of metal structures on 3D-printed polymer parts – Presented by Volker Zöllmer, Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM, at the 3D Printing Electronics Conference, on January 22, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Interview
What drives you?
New technologies, printed electronics, 3D-printing, digital transformation

What are the three things you would take with you on a deserted island?
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Semiconductor Processing Approach to Additive Manufacturing of Printed Electronics – Presented by Jaim Nulman, Nano Dimension

Jaim Nulman

Semiconductor Processing Approach to Additive Manufacturing of Printed Electronics – Presented by Jaim Nulman, Nano Dimension, at the 3D Printing Electronics Conference, on January 22, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Additive Manufacturing of printed electronics requires the deposition of both dielectric and conductive materials. These materials need to simultaneously comply with both electrical and mechanical requirements. While characterization of mechanical parameters for additive manufacturing is well understood, the electrical performance requires a fresh approach. In this presentation a semiconductor characterization and manufacturing view is presented as means of characterizing both the dielectric and conductive layers of printed electronics. Data shows how printing parameters affects the performance and how process conditions can be used to optimize electrical parameters. Continue reading “Semiconductor Processing Approach to Additive Manufacturing of Printed Electronics – Presented by Jaim Nulman, Nano Dimension”

Researchers 3D print all-liquid material that could be used to construct liquid electronics (video)

liquid electronics

Researchers 3D print all-liquid material that could be used to construct liquid electronics (video)

Scientists from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a way to print 3-D structures composed entirely of liquids. Using a modified 3-D printer, they injected threads of water into silicone oil — sculpting tubes made of one liquid within another liquid.

They envision their all-liquid material could be used to construct liquid electronics that power flexible, stretchable devices. The scientists also foresee chemically tuning the tubes and flowing molecules through them, leading to new ways to separate molecules or precisely deliver nanoscale building blocks to under-construction compounds. Continue reading “Researchers 3D print all-liquid material that could be used to construct liquid electronics (video)”

Highly conductive 3D printable gallium alloy shows promise for flexible electronics

3D printable gallium alloy

Researchers in Oregon State University’s College of Engineering have taken a key step toward the rapid manufacture of flexible computer screens and other stretchable electronic devices, including soft robots.

The advance by a team within the college’s Collaborative Robotics and Intelligent Systems Institute paves the way toward the 3D printing of tall, complicated structures with a highly conductive gallium alloy.

Researchers put nickel nanoparticles into the liquid metal, galinstan, to thicken it into a paste with a consistency suitable for additive manufacturing.

“The runny alloy was impossible to layer into tall structures,” said Yiğit Mengüç, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and co-corresponding author on the study. “With the paste-like texture, it can be layered while maintaining its capacity to flow, and to stretch inside of rubber tubes. We demonstrated the potential of our discovery by 3D printing a very stretchy two-layered circuit whose layers weave in and out of each other without touching.”

Findings were recently published in Advanced Materials Technologies. Continue reading “Highly conductive 3D printable gallium alloy shows promise for flexible electronics”