3D Printed Structural Electronics : The Future Of Free Form Customized Electronic Devices
Santa Clara, CA, USA
Grand Ballroom H Track 1
16:45 - 17:10
Utilizing the freedom of shape and flexibility of 3D printing techniques and combining the technologies from flexible electronics a new manufacturing paradigm is being developed. TNO is developing such manufacturing technologies towards mass customization of 3D printed structural electronics. This presentation will talk about the current efforts from TNO towards this realization and the future vision.
Rajesh Mandamparambil earned his PhD in Photonics from Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin, India. He then moved to City University London as a post-doctoral researcher developing optical sensors until mid of 2008. In 2008, he joined the TNO/Holst Centre, The Netherlands, where his main focus was to develop laser based lithographic process organic electronic devices such as OLEDs and OPVs. Since January 2015 he holds a position of Innovation Leader at TNO's additive manufacturing group and is focusing development of novel concepts for 3D printed structural electronics
The department of Equipment for Additive Manufacturing (EfAM) develops cutting-edge technology and high-precision machine concepts for 3D printing and layer-wise material deposition.
Among others, EfAM has developed a 3D chocolate printer, a 3D pasta printer, a high-viscous continuous inkjet system, a force feedback system for a 3D Digital Light Processing printer, a fast large area atomic layer deposition machine and biocompatible materials and ceramic slurries for stereolithography. EfAM has a track record of successful technology transfers to its business partners. For example, its experience with stereolithography was used to found two companies; Rapidshape and NextDent.