3D Printed Electronics Technology

Neotech’s 3D Printed Electronics technology is based on the expert combination of three key modules:

  • Motion 3D Tool-path Generation Software
  • 5 axis CNC Motion Platform
  • 3D Capable Print Head

providing a single source for a complete optimised Hard- and Software package.

 

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Motion 3D Tool-path Generation Software

Motion 3D is novel CAD/CAM system that is specifically configured for 3D Printed Electronics. It takes a component’s geometrical data and generates the tool-path (machine code) for controlling the CNC motion platform. Up to 5 simultaneous co-ordinated axes of motion can be controlled allowing the implementation of the most effective print strategies for even the most complex 3D designs.
Watch a 3D tool-path simulation

5 Axis CNC Motion Platform

Neotech’s motion platforms are industrially proven, high accuracy, high speed machine tools. With up to 4 print heads and 5 axes of simultaneous motion, the systems allow scalability from R&D and Rapid Prototyping through to high volume mass manufacture. They utilise the tool path data to move the print heads in 3D space to print the desired patterns.

3D Capable Print Head

A variety of print heads can be offered with the choice dependent on the final application. These include piezo-driven dispense systems, needle valve and Aerosol Jet (multi-station production systems only) print technologies. The print heads are mounted in the CNC motion platform and driven relative to the substrate in 3D space, producing in the desired pattern. After depositing the ink is post processed to obtain the final electronic properties. A very wide range of inks can be utilised enabling a full range of printed electronics functionality: conductors, semi-conductors, dielectrics, resistors etc.