As the world of 3D-printing is evolving, electronics is quickly becoming a new key topic for. Functional elements such as sensors, switches and printed circuit boards are now being integrated into 3D-printed products, paving the way for exciting new markets, applications and opportunities.
Although 3D Printing is percieved as a low volume manufacturing technology, more and more companies come with new solutions.
For instance Neotech AMT. The CEO of this company, Martin Hedges, will give a presentation at the 2021 edition of the 3D Printing Electronics Conference (21 January 2021), titled ‘ Scalable 3D Printed Electronics – from “Fully Additive” to High Volume’.
This presentation will review the state-of-the-art related to the production of 3D mechatronic systems using Additive Manufacturing (AM) and review developments for scaling the processes through all stages, from one off prototyping to high volume manufacture.
Another example is the TINKER project, about Sensor fabrication via additive manufacturing for automotive sector.
This European project will be presented by Leo Schranzhofer, Project Manager / Research Scientist, Profactor GmbH at the same 3D Printing Electronics Conference, titled ‘Sensor package fabrication via additive manufacturing for automotive sector – An introduction to the TINKER project‘
This H2020 project, coordinated by Leo Schranzhofer, PROFACTOR, started at 01.10.2020. Notion Systems and PV nanocell are partners in the consortium and will be mentioned in the talk.
The vision of TINKER is to provide a new cost- and resource efficient pathway for RADAR and LIDAR sensor package fabrication with high throughput up to 250units/min, improved automation by 20%, improved accuracy by 50% and reliability by a factor of 100 to the European automotive and microelectronic industry via additive manufacturing and inline feedback control mechanisms.
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