World’s First 3D Electronics Printer

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A print like this can keep circuits fully enclosed, and allows designers to lay out the circuits in three dimensions. “The shift in 3D printing is toward functional parts,” says Autodesk’s project lead Karl Willis. “To extend functional properties (mechanical, electrical, optical, etc.) you need advanced materials — and more often than not, multiple materials.”

Lewis, a pioneer in the development of conductive ink, has created a new conductive ink formulated to print via a 250 micron nozzle.

The ink includes highly conductive silver particles allowing it to carry currents required for small electric motors and other actuators.

Voxel8 Software & Output

Desktop 3D printers today are constrained to printing thermoplastics or UV resins. Using Voxel8’s 3D printer, you can co-print matrix materials such as thermoplastics and highly conductive silver inks enabling customized electronic devices like quad copters, electromagnets and fully functional 3D electromechanical assemblies.

Interface technology

Following is the design interface for embedding circuitry in 3D objects:

Rapidly design novel devices, such as 3D printed antennas, electromagnetic coils, or stack ICs in ways that were previously impossible. Eliminate wire harnesses by combining them with 3D traces.

Printers start shipping late 2015.

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