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Experimenting in the world of Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE) comes with a variety of hurdles. Printing technologies are vastly different in terms of materials compatibility and have pros and cons that make them suitable for particular applications. Choosing materials that match the printing technology you intend to use is the most important decision you’re going to make. But what if one could print, digitally, using any paste and ink on any substrate? Read more

Comparison of Inkjet and Extrusion Printed Tattoo Electrodes for Biomedical Applications

Robotics and wearable devices might soon get a little smarter with the addition of a stretchy, wearable synaptic transistor developed by Penn State engineers.

Stretchy, bio-inspired synaptic transistor can enhance, weaken device memories

Carnegie Mellon mechanical engineering researchers have developed a new scalable and reproducible manufacturing technique that could accelerate the mainstream adoption and commercialization of soft and stretchable electronics.

Scaling up the production of liquid metal circuits

The rigid, flex and rigid-flex PCBs are all types of printed circuit boards. The rigid PCB is the traditional board and the base from which the other two variations came about, in response to industry and market needs. Flex PCBs introduced versatility to PCB fabrication and rigid-flex combines both for increased performance. Learn more about these board types, their benefits, disadvantages, and applications in this article.

Printed Circuit Boards: Differences Between Rigid, Flex, and Rigid-Flex PCBs

Screen printing never ceases to advance and is entering into ultrafine line printing territory. FERNANDO ZICARELLI explains in this short 5-min talks important considerations to achieve fineline printing and further push the resolution down:

How to screen print sub 30um features?

Article #5 of Improving Lives with Digital Healthcare Series: Intelligent software, wireless connectivity systems along with developments in flexible circuits have enabled electronic part manufacturers to provide OEMs the support required to implement better medical solutions.

Designing Medical Devices for Real-Life: An interview with Molex Printed Circuit Solutions

We first discuss emerging and existing applications for ultra fineline screen printing, outlining how evolution of screen printing can unlock various electronic applications. Next, it will review other printing technologies extending the linewidth resolution to sub-micron range

Ultra fineline printed electronics: review of applications and technologies

Scientists from ITMO University and the Institute of Chemistry of St. Petersburg State University have developed a more affordable and efficient method that makes printing copper micropatterns on a glass surface 100 times faster.

Flexible Electronics and Sensors: Researchers Develop Improved Method for Copper Micropattern Printing

Multifunctional shape-morphing material with reversible and rapid polymorphic reconfigurability implemented into a soft robotic morphing drone that autonomously transforms from ground to air vehicle and an underwater morphing machine.

New soft robotic drone from a shape and rigidity morphing mechanical metamaterial

Tapis Magique is a pressure-sensitive, knitted electronic textile carpet that generates 3D sensor data based on body gestures and drives an immersive sonic environment in real time.

A choreomusical e-textile interactive carpet

Self-powered sensor can be integrated into soft robots, smart clothing

A soft, stretchable thermometer

They’re also cheaper, faster and fabricated with an inkjet printer

Stretchy, bendy, flexible LEDs

Researchers at North Carolina State University have created a soft and stretchable device that converts movement into electricity and can work in wet environments.

Using Liquid Metal to Turn Motion into Electricity - Even Underwater

Printable electronics could cause a proliferation of smart, connected devices, from household appliances that can communicate with each other to medical diagnostic sensors that can be placed on the body to forgo invasive procedures.

Printing circuits on irregular surfaces with pulses of light

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