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 will 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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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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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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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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Neotech announces successful combination of 5-axis FDM & 3D Printed Electronics

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Neotech AMT GmbH of Nuremberg, Germany has announced the successful integration of the Fused Deposition Modelling process into the low cost PJ15X 3D Printed Electronics (3D PE) platform. The addition of FDM functionality into the printer allows the combination of classical 3D printing, for creating structural parts, with 3D electronic functionality with 5 axis of build freedom. Continue reading “Neotech announces successful combination of 5-axis FDM & 3D Printed Electronics”

“3D Printed Electronics Process for Enabling Novel Applications and Mass Production”, Presented by Martin Hedges, Neotech

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This presentation will outline the current status of Neotech’s developments in 3D Printed Electronics (3DPE). It will review the technology fundamentals for building flexible process chains that enable both novel applications process and have scalability to mass manufacture. An application overview will be presented covering current developments in 3D circuits, antenna and sensors through to the first high volume production of 3D PE. Continue reading ““3D Printed Electronics Process for Enabling Novel Applications and Mass Production”, Presented by Martin Hedges, Neotech”