3D printed electronics at Holst Centre, progress and challenges

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by Hessel Maalderink, Holst Centre

There is a growing demand for printed (PCB-less!) electronic devices. Holst Centre is involved in various research programs (both shared and contract) targeted at developing technologies to enable production of such printed electronics.

The developments are triggered by the following drivers:

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3D printed electronics and AM at Würth – an insight of the strategy in the industry

Christian Robert

by Christian Robert, Würth Elektronik eiSos GmbH & Co. KG

Advanced Manufacturing is the key for future production in a digital world. With a focus on how 3D printing can be implemented in the electronic industry, Christian Robert gives some insights about the challenges to be solved and an outlook of future perspectives.

program: https://www.3dprintingelectronicsconference.com/program/

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Innovation Impulses in Printed Electronics through Cross-industrial Consortium Projects

Daniel Fuehren

by Daniel Fuehren, Project Manager, Innovation Impulses in Printed Electronics through Cross-industrial Consortium Projects, KEX Knowledge Exchange AG

The rapid development of additive manufacturing in recent years has reached the printed electronics sector. Besides the established 2D & 2.5D based techniques, also functionalized 3D-printed components are feasible now by utilizing new processes with unique and potentially disruptive properties for the smart products and services of the future.

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Hidden Gems: Examining non-obvious opportunities in 3D Printing of Electronics

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by Bill Buel, Vice President, Hardware, Origin, USA

3D Printed Electronics will ultimately enable and drive the merging of mechanical and electrical disciplines. Just as desktop 3D printers combined with the many peripheral software components empowers everyday, non-engineers to modify their world to their liking, and realize their innate creativity without formal engineering training, 3D printed electronics will not only open the doors, but will completely remove the roof and enable one of the most impactful forms of creativity and innovation that the world has ever seen.

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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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3D Printed Electronics – Agile Manufacture of Mechatronic Systems – Presented by Martin Hedges, Neotech AMT

Martin Hedges

3D Printed Electronics – Agile Manufacture of Mechatronic Systems – Presented by Martin Hedges, Neotech AMT, at 3D Printing Electronics Conference, which will take place on January 22, 2019, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven.

This presentation will review the state-of-the-art related to the production of 3D mechatronic systems via Additive Manufacturing (AM) processes and the scalability to high volume manufacture.

A reconfigurable array of structural and electronics printing, pre- and post processing techniques are combined with SMD technologies to enable digitally driven 3D electronics manufacturing. The resultant flexible process chains can be easily reconfigured to cope with rapid changes in product type whilst retaining the ability to be scaled through to high volume manufacture. Selection of the most appropriate print, pre- and post-processing methods with the subsequent effect on process speed and cost will be discussed. A review of current applications, spanning 3D electronic circuits, antenna, sensor and heater patterns will be conducted along with an update on the progression to First Time Right manufacture of complex devices.

About Dr. Martin Hedges
Graduated BSc (Materials Science) from the University of Manchester (UK) in 1987. Completed a PhD in Materials Science in 1990 from UMIST (UK).
Founded the company Neotech in Nuremberg in 2001 to develop additive manufacturing processes with a focus on Printed Electronics
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Fully Additive – The Convergence of 3D Printing and 3D Printed Electronics – Presented by Johannes Hoerber, Neotech

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Fully Additive – The Convergence of 3D Printing and 3D Printed Electronics – Presented by Johannes Hoerber, Product Development Manager, Neotech, at the 3D Printing Electronics Conference, which takes place on Jan 23, 2018 at High Tech Campus Eindhoven in The Netherlands.

This presentation will review current developments that combine 3D printed electronics into printed substrates to create full additively manufactured mechatronic systems.

A reconfigurable array of printing, pre- and post-processing techniques are combined to enable 100% CAD driven printed electronics manufacturing. The resultant flexible process chain can be easily reconfigured to cope with rapid changes in product type whilst retaining the ability to be scaled through to high volume manufacture. In addition, a review of current 3D printed systems, including antenna, heaters and sensors will be conducted. Continue reading “Fully Additive – The Convergence of 3D Printing and 3D Printed Electronics – Presented by Johannes Hoerber, Neotech”

Spotlight on 3D printed electronics niche market

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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”

3D Printing Electronics on a Sticker (Video)

Printing Electronics

3D Printing Electronics on a Sticker– the application of printing technologies for the fabrication of electronic circuits and devices, increasingly on flexible plastic or paper substrates – have been around for a while. Printed electronics has its origins in conductive patterns printed as part of conventional electronics, forming flexible keyboards, antennas and so on. Then came fully printed testers on batteries, electronic skin patches and other devices made entirely by printing, including batteries and displays Continue reading “3D Printing Electronics on a Sticker (Video)”