3D Printed Electronics applications realised by Neotech AMT:
After suffering a stroke patients are often accompanied by unilateral motor dysfunction resulting in weak finger strength, grip, and poor circulation.
The rehabilitation ball has printed circuits and embedded electronic components on a curved, flexible substrate. It is held in the palm of the hand for close and open exercises and effectively increases finger strength and stroke recovery.
The device provides real-time feedback the patient’s grip strength and monitors the training process for patients.
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.
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.
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.
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.