Optomec Showcases Aerosol Jet 3D Printing Systems at Flexible Electronics Conference
Optomec, a leading global supplier of production grade additive manufacturing systems for 3D printed electronics announced that the company showcased its Aerosol Jet systems for 3D production-grade printed electronics at the FLEX Mems and Sensors Technical conference and expo, held at the Hyatt Regency in Monterey, California. In addition to the exhibition, Dr. Kurt Christenson, Optomec Senior Scientist, delivered a presentation titled “Fitting the Function into the Form” in the TechTalks afternoon Session.
In his presentation, Dr. Christenson discussed how Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE) are driven by the need to fit an electrical function into a convenient and often an aesthetic form. In FHE, electrical components and interconnects need to be added to rigid 3D surfaces or flexible substrates that are later bent when put in place. Aerosol Jet technology offers a means of printing conductors and attaching discrete ICs, passives, LEDs, sensors, etc. to 3D and flex substrates. Dr. Christenson’s talk discussed the techniques and materials necessary to create 3D and flexible circuits using Aerosol Jet technology including discussions of design rules, materials, current limitations and plans to overcome those limitations. .
From fundamental materials to applications, Flex 2019 delivers sessions packed with valuable intel from more than 120 industry thought leaders and researchers. Professionals in the flexible, hybrid and printed electronics field come to network with customers, industry colleagues, academia, suppliers, and partners on the show floor, and to learn about the latest technology developments through interactive discussions and product demonstrations.