3D Printed PCBs vs. Traditional PCBs. A Practical Comparison (3D Printing Europe 2019)

Mr Carlos Ospina, Co-Founder & CTO
BotFactory Inc
United States


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Presentation Summary

BotFactory is one of the pioneers of the Agile Electronics movement by enabling user to fully print and assemble PCBs from their desktop using additive manufacturing. In this presentation we explore the salient differences between traditional PCBs and 3D printed PCBs, covering topics such as: the State Of The Art of both technologies, parity and disparity points, and best applications for each fabrication process. The presentation ends with an overview of new developments in the Hybrid Printed Electronics industry.

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.

Company Profile (BotFactory)

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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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