Spotlight on 3D printed electronics niche market
A pair of glasses which automatically turns to a darker shade when it sees too much of the sun, or one that sounds the alarm when the person wearing is in danger of falling asleep while driving. The 3d Printing Electronics Conference at High Tech Campus Eindhoven past Tuesday shed some interesting light on the developments and possibillities of 3d-printing.
The lenses are just one example out of a broad spectrum of innovations which are ready to be used thanks to 3d-printing. It is however, a rare one. The 3d-printed goggles –made at High Tech Campus Eindhoven– are a clear example of an innovation that is ready to go to market any time soon. Continue reading “Spotlight on 3D printed electronics niche market”
To Add Conductive Properties to Fabric Nano Dimension Uses Multiplayer 3D Printing. Nano Dimension Ltd., a leader in the field of 3D Printed Electronics, announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Nano Dimension Technologies Ltd., has conducted a successful test for 3D printing of conductive traces onto a treated fabric in collaboration with a leading European functional textiles company. The test was carried out using Nano Dimension’s unique AgCite™ Silver Nanoparticle conductive ink and the DragonFly 2020 3D Printer platform. Continue reading “Multilayer 3D Printing Adds Conductive Properties to Fabric (Video)”
The first fully 3D printed LED’s do really exist and they are out there! Developing the capability to 3D print various materials could enable the free form generation of active electronics in unique functional, interwoven architectures. Achieving such a seamless integration of a diversity of materials with 3D printing is a significant challenge that requires overcoming discrepancies in material properties in addition to ensuring that all the materials are compatible with the process. 3D printing Quantum Dot LED’s: a myth or reality? Continue reading “The first fully 3D printed LED’s really exist and they are out there!”
Stretchable Electronics: The Next Big Tech Platform May Be Your Skin.If you purchase La Roche-Posay sunscreen this summer, it may come with a complimentary device that looks something like a heart-shaped Band-Aid. But it’s even thinner—half the width of a human hair—and unlike a Band-Aid, it contains miniature electronics that connect to your smartphone and monitor your sun exposure in real time. Continue reading “Stretchable Electronics: The Next Big Tech Platform May Be Your Skin”
PV Nano Cell, an innovative single-crystal nanometric conductive digital inks producer, announced the release of its new product, Sicrys™ I50TM-119, the latest in its portfolio of conductive digital inks that have the capability to significantly advance printed electronic technologies. Continue reading “New Conductive Ink Enables 3D Printing on Plastic, Fabric and Even Paper”
For all the promise of 3-D printing, most machines can only shape plastic, meaning that if you want to build even a simple electronic at home, you’re going to be plugging in the bulky, premade circuits of Arduino boards. And if you’re a real industrial designer with proper resources, you’re going to be contacting a factory in China to build a custom circuit board to your specifications. Very little can be done quickly in-house. Continue reading “Prototype your own PCBs for custom projects (Video)”
A new method of designing and building computer chips could lead to blisteringly quick processing at least 1,000 times faster than the best existing chips are capable of, researchers say.
The new method, which relies on materials called carbon nanotubes, allows scientists to build the chip in three dimensions. Continue reading “3D Computer Chips Could Be Much Faster”
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the seventh of nine new manufacturing institutes underway will invest $171 million in advancing next-generation flexible hybrid electronics manufacturing, fostering American leadership in manufacturing technologies from smart bandages to self-monitoring weapons systems to wearable devices. Continue reading “US Department of Defense to Invest $75 Million in New Flexible Electronics Manufacturing Hub”
3D-printing electronics isn’t a wave of the future; it’s here right now. Electronics designers can now print electronic devices in one piece and integrate them in any shape and/or place never before thought possible. Continue reading “3D-Printing Electronics: A Faster, More Flexible World of Manufacturing Circuitry—Even in a Dress”
Daniel Norée a member of the OpenRC community dedicated to 3D printing radio controlled vehicles has created an awesome 3D printed Quadcopter. The design uses a cassette system for the battery allowing a variety of different batters to be used by the vehicle and also making it very easy to switch batteries once one is flat. Continue reading “Awesome OpenRC 3D Printed Quadcopter Plans Available To All”