Design, Development, And Integration Of Printed Electronics, Energetics, Materials, And Sensors (PEEMS) For US Army Applications
Santa Clara, CA, USA
Grand Ballroom H Track 1
12:30 - 12:55
Experts predict that in the next 10 to 15 years, additive manufacturing will revolutionize how industry and Department of Defense (DoD) design, develop, and manufacture defense products and weapon systems. Additive manufacturing, including integrated printed and flexible electronics, is revolutionizing how industry and DOD design, develop, and manufacture products and weapon systems. Recent advances have enabled the U.S. Army to design and develop numerous new processes and applications for munitions, Soldiers and weapons systems. By combining multiple AM technologies together (i.e. Metals, Plastics, Electronics, Energetics, etc.) the DOD is able to fabricate devices and systems previously unachievable. By integrating printed electronics, energetics, and power sources into/onto 3D structures, new solutions and applications can be realized to enhance our Warfighters' capabilities.
Kenneth Church, Ph.D. is a scientist and entrepreneur. He has developed, published and patented on a wide range of topics including electronics, RF, photonics, water, tissue engineering, materials and sensing. Combining these areas, he has focused on digital manufacturing processes and specifically on Printed Electronics and 3D Printing. He is currently working on projects for a number of private companies both large and small and is also working on projects for the Army, Navy, Air Force, DARPA and NASA.