Scalable 3D Printed Electronics - From Fully Additive To High Volume Manufacture (3D Printing USA 2018)

Dr Martin Hedges, Managing Director
Neotech AMT GmbH
Germany
 

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Presentation Summary

This presentation will review the state-of-the-art related to the production of 3D mechatronic systems via Additive Manufacturing (AM) processes and the scalability to high volume manufacture.
 
A reconfigurable array of printing, pre- and post processing techniques are combined with SMD technologies to enable digitally driven printed electronics manufacturing. The resultant flexible process chain can be easily reconfigured to cope with rapid changes in product type whilst retaining the ability to be scaled through to high volume manufacture. Selection of the most appropriate print, pre- and post-processing methods with the subsequent effect on process speed and cost will be discussed. Recent developments where electronics are combined with classical 3D Printing of structural components in polymers and ceramic will be introduced. In addition a review of current applications, spanning 3D electronic circuits, antenna, heater patterns and sensors will be conducted.
 
• 3D Printed Electronics
• High Volume production
• Rapid Manufacturing

Speaker Biography (Martin Hedges)

Graduated BSc (Materials Science) from the University of Manchester (UK) in 1987. Completed a PhD in Materials Science in 1990 from UMIST (UK).
Founded the company Neotech in Nuremberg in 2001 to develop additive manufacturing processes with a focus on Printed Electronics
Since 2009 the company has been pioneering the development of 3D Printed Electronics

Company Profile (Neotech AMT)

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Neotech AMT GmbH is one of the leading companies developing systems for 3D Printed Electronics (3D PE). The company installed the first 5 axis 3D PE system in 2010. Rapid advances lead to the first commercial installation for mass production for printed 3D circuits in mobile communications devices in 2015.
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