3D Printed Electronics applications realised by Neotech AMT:
3D Printed Antenna for Mobile Devices
Printing cell phone antenna improves design flexibility, reduces device product thickness, and offers environmental compared to traditional processes. As a digitally driven process no there is no need for any hard tooling, special plastic resins, or plating processes. The lead time for New Product Development, initial sample delivery or product design changes can also be significantly reduced.
Image: 3D Printed Antenna – Liteon Mobile Oy
Circuits – 3D MID
Direct printing of complex 3D Moulded Interconnect Devices with fine line and pitch on almost any surface material. Direct write of the circuit gives simpler process chain and reduced Work in Progress.
Image: 3D MID Demonstrator Circuit. Ag on PA6 with added SMDs.
3D printed circuits can be used to create heater patterns on materials such as PC for automotive applications. The use of PC in glazing applications can give weight savings of up to 50% compared to using glass. Neotech’s 5 axis printing methodology is scalable from small to large components in excess of 2m x 2m.
Image: 3D MID Heater Circuit on PC. IR thermal image from electrical load test. Peak temperature of 107°C.
Aerosol Jet printing allows for the use of many different ink types and functionalities. Using novel combination of printed materials and SMDs sensor structures can be integrated into mechanical structures.
Image: 3D MID Sensor Circuit. Filling level sensor constructed from Ag on PA6 with added SMDs.