3D Printed Electronics Demonstration

By on November 26th, 2012 in Hardware, Ideas

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Optomec and Stratasys are set to demonstrate their hybrid technology that permits a type of 3D printed electronics. We’ve written about this before, but now they intend on demonstrating the process to the public. 
The process does not involve a mutant plastic-and-metal 3D printer. Instead it simply is a way for the two companies to engage a single process over their respective technologies. In other words, a plastic 3D print has electronics printed upon it.  The technology should permit the application of “antennas, strain gauges, a power circuit, and a signal circuit” to be directly printed on wing prototypes. 
The demonstration takes place at the Defense Manufacturing Conference in Orlando on November 26-29th and they’ll deliver a presentation on this process with the curious title of “Capability Assessment of Hybrid Components Utilizing Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) and Aerosol Jet Technologies”. Exciting!

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!