3d Printer Gives You Fully Functional Electronics

There have been various experiments in 3D printed electronics since some of the earliest crude efforts, like the University of Warwick’s conductive plastic composite – a material that can be used with low-cost, hobbyist 3D filament fusion printers to make  functional personal electronics devices, although their looks leave much to be desired.

Other techniques include Optomec’s Aerosol Jet spray technology, a printed electronics process for high-end industrial applications, aerospace, and consumer electronics.  The Aerosol Jet spray process has feature sizes down to 10 microns, compared with the 1 mm feature size of startup Rabbit Proto’s open source software and plug-in print head that allows users to print plastics and electronics in one pass.


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