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 well as 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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AI Driven Quality Assurance of “Fully Additive” 3D Printed Electronics to be developed by Neotech AMT GmbH & University of Hamburg

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Picture: X-Ray image of 3D printed Device, Courtesy: FAPS, via Neotech press release

Neotech AMT and the TAMS-group at the University of Hamburg, announce the Development of a camera-based monitoring system for Additively Manufactured objects with integrated electronics (Project: KAM EI). The project, funded by Central Innovation Program for SMEs (ZIM) from the German Federal Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), will run until September 2022. Automated Quality Assurance (QA) will be developed with which the manufacturing processes can be monitored online in the 5-axis manufacturing cell.

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Neotech AMT is Gold Partner of Online 3D Printing Electronics Conference

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Neotech AMT GmbH is one of the leading companies developing systems for 3D Printed Electronics (3D PE). The company began developing this novel technology in 2006 and installed the worlds first 5 axis 3D PE system in 2010. This system expertly combines hard- and software elements into a unique solution capable of production complex circuitry on almost any 3D surface.

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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 Johannes Hoerber, Neotech

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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”

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”