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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Brainport TechLaw is Industry Partner of 3D Printing Electronics Conference

Brainport TechLaw

Brainport TechLaw exists since 2013 and is a platform where technology and law come together, literally and figuratively speaking. Our goal is to combine, share and ensure specific knowledge in technology and law. This is achieved, among others, by connecting our members – entrepreneurs in (high)tech branches and specialist advisers (including accountants, lawyers, patent attorneys) – and by organizing thematic events.

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Notion Systems is Silver Partner of Online 3D Printing Electronics Conference

Notion Systems

We welcome Notion Systems as Silver Partner of 3D Printing Electronics Conference REGISTER HERE to attend

Notion Systems is the future of mass production additive manufacturing. The n.jet inkjet platform from Notion Systems is used by customers to produce printed cirucit boards, OLED & QLED displays, sensors and high quality 3D parts. Notion Systems relies on decades of experience of their staff in bringing precise inkjet systems to customers and scaling up digital printing processes for functional material.

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PV Nano Cell is Silver Partner of Online 3D Printing Electronics Conference

PV Nano Cell

We welcome PV Nano Cell as Silver Partner of Online 3D Printing Electronics Conference. REGISTER HERE to attend

PV Nano Cell (PVN) offers the first-ever complete solution for mass-produced inkjet based, printed electronics. The proven solution includes PVN’s proprietary Sicrys™, silver-based conductive inks, inkjet production printers and the complete printing process.

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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

valentina bertana

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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PROFACTOR Gmbh is Bronze Partner of ONLINE 3D Printing Electronics Conference 2021

profactor

PROFACTOR Gmbh is Bronze Partner of ONLINE 3D Printing Electronics Conference (21 January 2021, 15:00 – 19:00 CET). REGISTER HERE to attend the conference

PROFACTOR is an Austrian research company located in Steyr which focuses on developing new methods for integrated production technologies. The technological focus is on functional surfaces and nanostructures, robotics and machine vision. With around 80 employees PROFACTOR covers the whole range from basic research to applied research.

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