Broad consortium to develop scalable 4D manufacturing processes for mechatronics

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Neotech AMT GmbH of Nuremberg, Germany announces the launching of the EU Penta Project “AMPERE” which will develop reliable and scalable hybrid Additive Manufacturing methods for producing multifunctional mechatronics systems. The project started on April 1st 2021 and will run until 31. March 2024.

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

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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

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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”

Research team develops entirely textile-based, bacteria-powered biobattery

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A research team led by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York has developed an entirely textile-based, bacteria-powered biobattery that could one day be integrated into wearable electronics.

The team, led by Binghamton University Electrical and Computer Engineering Assistant Professor Seokheun Choi, created an entirely textile-based biobattery that can produce maximum power similar to that produced by his previous paper-based microbial fuel cells. Additionally, these textile-based biobatteries exhibit stable electricity-generating capability when tested under repeated stretching and twisting cycles.

Choi said that this stretchable, twistable power device could establish a standardized platform for textile-based biobatteries and will be potentially integrated into wearable electronics in the future. Continue reading “Research team develops entirely textile-based, bacteria-powered biobattery”

Multilayer 3D Printing Adds Conductive Properties to Fabric (Video)

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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)”

Johannes Glasschröder, Technical University Munich presents at 3D Printing Electronics Conference

The title of his presentation is: 3D Additive Manufacturing of Electronic Applications. By additive manufacturing technologies, the demand for customized and function integrated products can be served. Until a few years ago, these processes were limited to manufacture parts with integrated mechanical and thermodynamik functions. Continue reading “Johannes Glasschröder, Technical University Munich presents at 3D Printing Electronics Conference”