The Electro-mechanical analysis of conductive tracks in Lightweight Embedded Electronics

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The increasing demand for flexible, stretchable and embedded electronic technologies has resulted in the deployment of Additive Manufacturing (AM) techniques for the production of electronic components and interconnecting conducting tracks via the accurate and selective deposition of conductive inks. The electromechanical performance of the conductive track material is captured by the response of the effective resistivity under increasing mechanical strains and of particular importance for the functionality of the printed products.

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3D Printing of Batteries: Fiction or Reality?

alexis maurel

Motivated by the request to build flexible, wearable and customizable batteries of any shape while maximizing the energy storage and electrochemical performances, additive manufacturing, also called 3D printing, appears as a cutting-edge revolutionary discipline.

Battery components such as electrodes, separator, electrolyte, current collectors and casing can be tailored with any shape, therefore allowing the future direct incorporation of batteries and all electronics within the final three-dimensional object.

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Digital Mass Manufacturing of Electronics – Breaking the Mold

Ralph Birnbaum

Continuous Laser Assisted Deposition. C.L.A.D. is technology developed for additive manufacturing based on the LIFT (Laser Induced Forward Transfer) technology. A material, evenly coated on a transparent carrier film, passes under a laser. The laser applies a short burst of energy to it. This releases perfectly consistent drops of material onto the substrate below. The material drops can then be sintered or cured inline, within the same machine. A great benefit is that this technology works for solder and polymers as well as for metals and ceramics. Up to six materials can be printed at the same time.

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3D Printed Electronics – Sustainable Manufacture of Mechatronic Systems

Martin Hedges

This presentation will introduce recent developments related to the production of 3D mechatronic systems via Additive Manufacturing (AM) processes and well as present the potential for improved sustainability via automated recycling and component reuse.

The 3D PE process consists of a reconfigurable array of structural and electronics printing, pre- and post processing techniques in combination with SMD technologies. The digitally driven process chain can be easily reconfigured to cope with rapid changes in product type whilst retaining the ability to be scaled through to volume manufacture. Whilst the use of these processes is more sustainable than traditional electronics manufacturing it also enables automated recycling of the mechatronic product at the end of life.

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Scalable 3D Printed Electronics – from “Fully Additive” to High Volume.

Martin Hedges

Presented by Martin Hedges, Neotech AMT.

This presentation will review the state-of-the-art related to the production of 3D mechatronic systems using Additive Manufacturing (AM) and review developments for scaling the processes through all stages, from one off prototyping to high volume manufacture.

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Flexible and Conformable Electronics for Next-Generation Devices

Shweta Agrwala

presentation by Shweta Argawala, Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Aarhus University at ONLINE 3D Printing Electronics Conference (21 January 2021, 14:00 – 18:00 CET). REGISTER HERE to attend the conference

Moving forward biomedical devices will require materials and platforms that have Young’s modulus closer to human skin. Direct writing of electronics using functional inks on flexible, stretchable and biocompatible substrates will open doors for innovation in biomedical and health technology. This will tackle the issues of immune reactions and scarring of tissue that hamper the successful use of implantable devices for longer durations.

I will talk about our research on developing novel functional inks for electronic applications that can be directly written on unconventional substrates to enable next-generation devices. The focus is to understand the ink-substrate interactions to print homogeneous and high-resolution circuits.

I will also discuss various application areas, where printed electronics is pushing design innovation for sustainable and biodegradable electronics.

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Electrically conductive polymers for additive manufacturing: current research at PoliTo

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presentation by Valentina Bertana, Post-Doc researcher, Politecnico di Torino, at ONLINE 3D Printing Electronics Conference (21 January 2021, 14:00 – 18:00 CET). REGISTER HERE to attend the conference

The field of additive manufacturing, which in the last years has gained a lot of interest both from the commercial and the academic world, needs now a boost from the materials side. If materials with special properties as biocompatibility, high mechanical resistance or temperature resistance are already present on the market, materials with special functionalities are still waiting for first release. Especially as regards materials with electrically conductive properties, which would represent a breakthrough for 3D printed electronics. In this perspective, our research group at the department of Applied Science and Technology at Politecnico di Torino is studying novel materials to allow the additive manufacturing of electrical and electronic components. Among different tests, the photocurable resin based on PEDOT:PSS seems to be the most promising one. Some application examples will be also reported.

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Block copolymers: a route for 4D printing

Claudia Delgado Simao

presentation by Claudia Delgado Simao, Teamleader at Eurecat – Technology Centre of Catalonia, at ONLINE 3D Printing Electronics Conference (21 January 2021, 14:00 – 18:00 CET). REGISTER HERE to attend the conference

4D printing is a methodology that makes use of a certain printed material property to change it’s final structure or chemistry along time. Block-copolymers (BCP) are synthetic polymer materials with tuned supramolecular interactions by design, useful to control it’s ability to self-assemble in segregated hydrophillic-hydrophonbic domains and create various functionalised superstructures. Here is presented the methodology for 4DP with BCPs and potential applications in health and energy applications.

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Shapetronic platform, a demo case of Vanguard Initiative for 3D printing electronics

Philippe Guaino

presentation by Philippe Guaino, Program leader, CRM Group, at ONLINE 3D Printing Electronics Conference (21 January 2021, 14:00 – 18:00 CET). REGISTER HERE to attend the conference

SHAPETRONICS project is a part of the Nano-enabled Printed Electronics demonstration case under the Vanguard Initiative’s Pilot on New Nano-enabled Products.

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Sensor package fabrication via additive manufacturing for automotive sector – An introduction to the TINKER project

Leo Schranzhofer

presentation by Leo Schranzhofer, Project Manager / Research Scientist, Profactor GmbH, at ONLINE 3D Printing Electronics Conference (21 January 2021, 15:00 – 19:00 CET). REGISTER HERE to attend the conference

This H2020 project, coordinated by Leo Schranzhofer, PROFACTOR, started at 01.10.2020. Notion Systems and PV nanocell are partners in the consortium and will be mentioned in the talk.

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