A New Approach To Rapid Prototyping

Mr Carlos Ospina, CTO
BotFactory Inc
United States
 

Presentation Summary

The evolution of the manufacturing process for printed circuit boards has created a series of barriers for low volume productions and prototyping. This presentation discusses how additive processes can be used for building printed circuit boards, fulfilling the promises of low-cost and ultra-quick turnaround for small production volumes. The presentation finishes by introducing some of the innovative applications of this technology and the pitfalls and challenges being faced by the upcoming trends.

Speaker Biography (Carlos Ospina)

Carlos Ospina is a Co-Founder and the CTO at BotFactory Inc. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and a Bachelor's Degree in Electronics Engineering from Universidad de los Andes at Bogota, Colombia. He also has a Master's Degree in Computer Engineering from the Tandon School of Engineering at NYU and a Master's in Business and Science from Rutgers University. His current interests include electronics design, software development and Agile methodologies for both hardware and software development. He is currently leading the team that created the company's products: desktop devices that enable rapid prototyping of fully assembled PCBs.

Company Profile (BotFactory)

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Building electronic devices has always been a compromise between cost, flexibility and time. BotFactory is born with the idea of providing all three, anywhere and to everyone. By combining technologies like inkjet, extrusion and machine vision, BotFactory's products democratize electronics design by providing the tools to easily print and assemble electronic circuits at the Lab, Office or Home. The involved technologies allow users to completely build functional circuits in less than 20 minutes and for less than USD$5 per board, fulfilling the promise of ultra-low cost, ultra-rapid prototyping for the electronics industry and technical schools.
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