Digital Manufacturing of 3D-Printed Wearable Sensors
Recently 3D-printing has made strong progress and is applied to the fabrication of various structural elements. One of the key challenges for the full exploitation of the potential of the technology is to integrate the printing of functional layers into the process chain. Implementation of sensing components by printing during their fabrication would make the 3D-printed objects smarter. At the same time, sensors production would benefit – thanks to their digital manufacturing in the 3rd dimension – from customization, self-packaging and better integration into products.
The project aims to solve one key challenge of integration of sensors into products: Enabling the integration of functional sensing layers into the fabrication process of 3D-printed objects. The objective is to apply digital printing of functional and structural inks targeting the whole processing in a single tool.
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