Category Archives: Electronics

A closer look at the developing electronics 3D printing industry

Electronics 3D printing is an area of additive still in its infancy. With plenty of space for potential commercial competition, it is interesting to note upcoming developments in the field from the research sphere. Last month, 3D Printing Industry published an article about a team from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) who demonstrated the […]

UTEP creates “world first” volumetric circuit with automated 3D printing

Digital model of the UTEP 3D printed volumetric circuit. Screengrab via UTEP/EM LabThe Electromagnetics and Photonics Lab (EM Lab) of the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) has developed an automated process for 3D printing electronics. Incorporating all pre-made components, (e.g. metallic tracks, integrated circuits and transistors) and assembly, the technique enables the fabrication of volumetric circuits with unconventional shapes. EM Lab research assistant Cesar Valle explains, “Typically, […]

Lockheed Martin 3D printed antenna database funded in NextFlex $12 millon offering

An additive manufacturing project at American global defense contractor Lockheed Martin has won the support of NextFlex, America’s Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE) Manufacturing Institute. This year the institute, which was formed by the U.S. Department of Defence (DoD) and FlexTech Alliance, split a fund of $12 million between a total of seven projects, led by […]

Lockheed Martin 3D printed antenna database funded in NextFlex $12 millon offering

An additive manufacturing project at American global defense contractor Lockheed Martin has won the support of NextFlex, America’s Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE) Manufacturing Institute. This year the institute, which was formed by the U.S. Department of Defence (DoD) and FlexTech Alliance, split a fund of $12 million between a total of seven projects, led by […]

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 […]

Latest 3D printing jobs in materials, software, dental, hardware development

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XSTRAND™ a new material for functional prototyping and tooling applications

Composite materials are leading the way for high-performance 3D printed prototypes. In tooling, electronics and automotive industries, businesses require materials that can withstand industrial-grade thermal, tensile and pressural tests. Owens Corning, a leading supplier of glass fiber for composites, has developed the XSTRAND™ line of fiberglass 3D printer filaments to fulfil manufacturing’s demand for functional […]

Is 3D printed bacteria the future of electronics?

Wearable tech is the name given to smart electronic devices that can be worn or implanted in the body. An enticing opportunity for innovative tech developers in sports, health, fashion and entertainment, 3D printing is revealing new possibilities for wearable tech such as electronic second skins, and smart fabrics. In the latest research from Massachusetts Institute […]

Open Source 3D printing cuts cost from $4,000 to only $0.25 says new study

Slot die coating is a means of adding a thin, uniform film of material to a substrate. It is a widely used method for the manufacturing of electronic devices – including flat screen televisions, printed electronics, lithium-ion batteries and sensors. Up until recently, slot die components were only machined from stainless steel, restricting development and […]

CfAM publishes breakthrough Multifunctional AM method for electronics

Multifunctional Additive Manufacturing (MFAM) champions the development of single step 3D printing using multiple materials. Due to its nature, MFAM is ideally suited to the fabrication of electronic components, as they typically require step by step assembly of conductive and non-conductive parts. Researchers at the University of Nottingham’s Centre for Additive Manufacturing (CfAM) are leading […]