Printed Electronics

Printed Electronics

We are working on the system and material development for the 3D printing of sensors, actuators, batteries, and electrodes. Our goal is to develop 3D printing solutions for fabricating polymer-based flexible electronics. Standard electronics come with predefined geometries, mechanical properties, and sensitive ranges. Commercial 3D printers generally do not support functional polymers for electronics and, more importantly, customization in materials to vary the specifications. This research will provide a pathway to “make what is needed” instead of “work with what is available”. Therefore, the printing solutions could enable on-demand fabrication, adjustment, and repair of electronics.