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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3D Printed Electronics for Mechatronic Systems

Martin Hedges

by Martin Hedges, Neotech AMT

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.

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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 Martin Hedges, Neotech AMT

Dr. Martin Hedges

Fully Additive – The Convergence of 3D Printing and 3D Printed Electronics – Presented by Dr. Martin Hedges, Neotech AMT GmbH at the 3D Printing Electronics Conference, which takes place on Jan 24, 2017 at High Tech Campus Eindhoven in The Netherlands . Continue reading “Fully Additive – The Convergence of 3D Printing and 3D Printed Electronics – Presented by Martin Hedges, Neotech AMT”