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. Giovanni is the co-founder of Reflx Labs, an IoT wearable company for human body mechanics and interactions. Prior Qi2, he worked as aircraft maintenance engineer at Avianca Airlines, PhD researcher in composites design and manufacturing at the Delft University of Technology, and researcher at ASML R&D Netherlands developing sensing systems for thermal management for computer-chip lithographic imaging systems.
Company Profile (Quest Integrated)
Quest Integrated Inc. (Qi2) is a technology research, development and commercialization company located in the Seattle, WA area. Our 40 years' expertise spans material science, sensors, MEMS and NDE instrumentation; direct-write Aerosol Jet printing is one of many processes we employ for device fabrication. Our Optomec AJ 300-P system is available to industry, research organizations and universities for a full range of applications, from proof of concept and prototyping to full production. Supported by a staff with over 60 years' microelectronics and AJ experience, combined with an array of ancillary process and characterization tools, Qi2 offers our services to clients seeking to create printed electronic components, develop processes and manufacture advanced electronics, sensors, and controls.