Category Archives: flexible electronics

New 2.5D inkjet printing method guides precise medical research

Due to its drop on demand precision, inkjet based 3D printing presents researchers with the stimulating prospect of creating microscopic and complex devices for use in medical and chemical research. Microfluidics and lab on a chip devices, used to study the effects substances and stimuli, are an emerging method cutting down lab space to conduct […]

3D printed electronics online on-demand service launched by Nano Dimension

Multimaterial 3D printing is exemplified no better than in the area of 3D printed electronics. The ability to create printed circuit boards (PCBs) on demand has the potential to transform localized electronics production and prototyping from the the armed forces to consumer goods, and every industry in-between. To meet a growing demand for rapid electronics production, Israeli […]

3D printing increases memory of flexible Silicon chips 7000 times

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and American Semiconductor have combined traditional manufacturing techniques with 3D printed circuitry to produce a flexible Silicon-on-polymer chip. Besides its material qualities, the new chip has a memory more than 7,000 times larger than any comparable commercially available devices, making it suitable as a micro-controller to be integrated […]

Brunel 3D prints world first wearable battery for charging on the go

Cell phones, laptop computers, electric cars…so much depends upon portable power. Airports, train stations and even fast food restaurants have all taken note of this trend, installing stations for people to get a quick top-up of charge before continuing on their way. Power banks have also become any itinerant’s must have, and many companies are […]

NIIST 3D prints wearable electronic textiles for remote response

A multidisciplinary research group led by Kuzhichalil Peethambharan Surendran at the National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (NIIST), India, has released findings from a project making flexible electronics for use in remote locations. Combining additive manufacturing with screen printing, Dr. Surendran’s team is able to add antennas to polyester, opening up new potential for wireless […]

MIT peel-and-go 3D printed electronics assemble without added water

3D printing with added time, i.e. “4D printing”, is an industry trend bringing about self-actuating and assembling objects that could one day bring improvements to areas of construction, clothing and wearable tech. Typically, 4D printed objects require the application of a stimulus, such as heat or water, for activation. However, in a new development from […]

MIT peel-and-go 3D printed electronics assemble without added water

3D printing with added time, i.e. “4D printing”, is an industry trend bringing about self-actuating and assembling objects that could one day bring improvements to areas of construction, clothing and wearable tech. Typically, 4D printed objects require the application of a stimulus, such as heat or water, for activation. However, in a new development from […]

Harvard’s hybrid 3D printing method creates electronic second skin

The future of wearable technology envisions smart devices worn as close to the human skin as possible. Activated by “soft”, flexible electronics, this kind of second skin will enable seamless interaction between wearers and their technology, enhancing the human ability to make decisions and perform tasks. Using a hybrid 3D printing method, researchers at Harvard […]

3D printed device from MIT CSAIL shows the possibility of a smart “skin” for robots

As current electronics are easily breakable, researchers are looking to develop a way to make them more flexible, and intuitive. With 3D printing, one project …

Georgia Tech researchers use salt to 3D print bone-like and conductive components in DLP

Research from the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in Atlanta, demonstrates a method combining 3D printing …