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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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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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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Integration with 3D-Printed Structures Will Play an Important Role in Developing 3D Printed Electronics

With the recent award of the $75 million grant for establishing the Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing Innovation Institute as part of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation, we can expect the development of a roadmap toward high-volume manufacturing and deployment of products leveraging a more widespread use of flexible substrates. This coincides well with 3D printing’s ascent from being a process that predominantly served as a prototyping tool to being utilized for delivering production solutions. Continue reading “Integration with 3D-Printed Structures Will Play an Important Role in Developing 3D Printed Electronics”

Voxel8 Raises $12M to Develop Technology Enabling 3D-Printing with Built-in Electronics (Video)

Voxel8, creators of a 3D electronics printer, has raised $12 million to grow its team and develop the core technology that enables companies to 3D-print products with built-in electronics. Founded out of Somerville, Massachusetts, Voxel8 lays claim to having created the world’s first “multi-material 3D printer,” one that’s capable of printing embedded electronics and “other novel devices.” Continue reading “Voxel8 Raises $12M to Develop Technology Enabling 3D-Printing with Built-in Electronics (Video)”

Researchers at UTEP 3D Print Drone with Electronics Already Embedded Within (VIDEO)

The allure of 3D printed drones is very strong. A large number of projects have been completed recently all over the world which build on the excitement of this combination of technologies. While printing the frame, whether from metal or plastic, has becomes a fairly routine undertaking, … Continue reading “Researchers at UTEP 3D Print Drone with Electronics Already Embedded Within (VIDEO)”