Analyzing The State Of Structural Electronics (3D Printing & 3D Electronics Europe 2020)

Mr Carlos Ospina, Co-Founder & CTO
BotFactory Inc
United States
Leigh Gawne, Chief Software Architect
United Kingdom

Presentation Summary

BotFactory is one of the pioneers of the Agile Electronics movement by enabling users to fully print and
assemble PCBs from their desktop using additive manufacturing. In this presentation we explore
Structural Electronics, an area where the electronics and the structural aspect of a device are fused into
a single unit. The presentation will cover an introduction to Structural Electronics, analyzing some of the
different processes currently used and ends with an analysis of a purely additive process.

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.

Speaker Biography (Leigh Gawne)

Leigh is Chief Software Architect (CSA) at Altium. Leigh has 20 years of experience in systems, software and hardware engineering. Prior to joining Altium in 2015 as part of the acquisition of Ciiva, a company he co-founded, Leigh was Chief Technology Officer at Toradex AG, a market leading Swiss based embedded computing company.
Leigh has spent several years managing and leading development teams across a broad range of applications and industries, from safety critical automotive embedded systems through to cloud based applications and services. He has extensive experience in systems architecture and hardware and software design and implementation.
At Altium, Leigh has been instrumental in evolving and integrating a range of different software assets and technology components to create the Altium 365 Cloud Platform. As Chief Software Architect, Leigh is responsible for driving product and technology developments across the design, manufacturing and supply chain domains as part of Altium's vision to transform the electronics industry.
Leigh holds a First Class Honors Degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Manchester.

Company Profile (BotFactory)

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.
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