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 concludes introducing the concept of Agile Development for electronics and the tools that could enable its implementation in a typical R&D department.
Nicolas Vansnick is a Co-Founder and CEO at BotFactory Inc. He has a Master's Degree in Mechatronics from the Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium; and a Master's Degree in Wireless Communications from the Tandon School of Engineering at NYU. 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 Squink, a desktop device that enables rapid prototyping of electronic circuits.
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.