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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Here comes the “Uberisation Era” of Consumer Electronic Product Manufacturing

Senake Atureliya

Here comes the “Uberisation Era” of Consumer Electronic Product Manufacturing – Interview with Senake Atureliya, speaker at the 3D Printing Electronics Conference 2018, exclusive for 3DPrinting Brazil, by Laura Loenert

Peer-to-peer marketplaces such as Airbnb and Uber have enabled people all over the world to unlock the value of their underused time and assets. In his talk at the 3D Printing Electronics Conference, which will take place in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, at the end of this month, Senake Atureliya — an innovator and entrepreneur which was nominated as a finalist in the British Inventors Awards 2016 by the Gadget Show team — will describe what he calls a “solution” that mix robotics, 3D printing technologies and a p2p development platform “to unlock the creative, productive and commercial value of the crowd by enabling the overnight small batch manufacture of products incorporating electronics, actuators and batteries“.

In the interview bellow, exclusive for 3DPrinting, Senake tells us why he believes that makers can now really change the world materizaling its ideas using electronics and additive manufacturing: Continue reading “Here comes the “Uberisation Era” of Consumer Electronic Product Manufacturing”

We need to understand at microscopic level what is happening during the printing process – Interview with 3D Printing Electronics Conference speaker Wijnand Germs

Wijnand Germs

We need to understand at microscopic level what is happening during the printing process – Interview with 3D Printing Electronics Conference speaker Wijnand Germs

As Project Manager with the Dutch research institute TNO Wijnand Germs specializes in the integration of electronics in 3D printing, also called ‘structural electronics’. He and his colleagues are developing a 3D printer that will eventually be able to manufacture high-quality products with the electronics already in place. That’s a major step forward from the current 3D printers, which are mainly used for prototyping. Continue reading “We need to understand at microscopic level what is happening during the printing process – Interview with 3D Printing Electronics Conference speaker Wijnand Germs”