Printed Functional Systems on Aircraft Structures (Electric Vehicles: Everything is Changing. USA 2015)

Mr Giovanni Nino, Director, Composites R&D
Quest Integrated (Qi2), LLC
United States


USA 2015 Presentation - Quest Integrated (Qi2)*
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Presentation Summary

Thanks to the advance of printed electronics during the last years, the technology is being transitioned from Lab systems into real life applications for structural applications. One area of particular interest is the development and fabrication of multifunctional systems on aerospace systems. Here, printed electronics have been used to add new functions such as sensing and acting onto novel aircraft concepts or onto aging aircraft structures. On this presentation, we will show and discuss the development and fabrication of several multifunctional systems such as ice protection systems, structural health monitoring, and sensing surfaces among others using Aerosol Jet printing technology. It is important to note that these functional systems have been deposited over a variety of composite structures, metallic structures as well on 3D printed parts.

Speaker Biography (Giovanni Nino)

Giovanni is a multi-disciplinary cross pollinator engineer with 15 years of research and industrial experience in the US and Europe with applications in aerospace, oil & gas, and consumer electronics. He has a wide experience on aircraft design, design and manufacturing of composite structures, multifunctional structures, printed electronics, structural health monitoring, and wearable technologies among others. At Qi2, Giovanni researches on multifunctional systems using printed electronics, embedded sensing networks, structural health monitoring, integration between printed electronics and additive manufacturing, and non-destructive inspection technologies. He has been a principal investigator on several SBIR/STTR projects funded by the NAVY and USAF using additive manufacturing and printed electronics for smart structures. He has 25 patents and patent applications on multifunctional composites structures and sensing systems.

Company Profile (Quest Integrated)

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Quest Integrated LLC. (Qi2) is an industrial technology company located in the Seattle area. With more than 40 years expertise on material science, sensors, MEMS, infrared, laser and ultrasonic instrumentation, and printed electronics, Qi2 researches, incubates, develops and commercializes a wide variety of technologies for aerospace, and energy industries.
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