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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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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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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Autonomous driving and self-driving cars represent one prominent example for the use of microelectronics and sensors, most importantly RADAR and LiDAR sensors. Their respective markets have a big potential, e.g. it is estimated that the market size of LiDAR in automotive will double itself in the next two years (within 2020 to 2022).
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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.
Continue reading “Hidden Gems: Examining non-obvious opportunities in 3D Printing of Electronics”
What are 3D printed electronics?
After nearly three decades of cutting-edge innovation, 3D printing technology is evolving from plastics-and metals-based additive manufacturing processes to the next logical step: multi-material 3D printing and the ability to incorporate functional electronic elements into print jobs. Continue reading “What are 3D printed electronics?”
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”
3D print your complete mobile phone to your requirements – Interview Stefan Rink, Shapeways
Turning today’s content into tomorrow’s products
Shapeways factories focus on scalability of the 3D printing ecosystem that enables people to create the final products they want. “With 10 million orders under our belt, Shapeways is at the forefront of leveraging the new ways consumers want to use 3D printing, moving away from individual parts and towards complete, finished products,” tells Stefan Rink, vice president of Shapeways. “We enable the hobbyists of today to become the business of tomorrow.”
As vice president at Shapeways and partner at Past2 QRM Consultancy, Stefan Rink has 25 years of executive experience in building construction, IT, solar and 3D-printing. Being an expert in Quick Response Manufacturing, Stefan globally accelerated Shapeways high mix, high volume production, resulting in the shortest lead times in the industry.
Shapeways is a creative community of makers, designers, and entrepreneurs using digital manufacturing (3D printing) to bring their ideas to the physical world. Designers can use Shapeways to manufacture products with complex designs in over 60 different high-quality materials and finishes—enabling people to expand their possibilities as makers. The Shapeways marketplace allows the creative community to explore entrepreneurship and inspire others to do the same. It’s also a treasure trove for discerning shoppers that value supporting independent designers.
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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)”