Optomec, a leading global supplier of production-grade additive manufacturing systems for 3D printed electronics and 3D printed metals, has announced that its Aerosol Jet Technology has been deployed by Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering to advance 3D micro-additive manufacturing methods for fully printed conformal sensors, low loss passives and antennas for on-chip and off-chip electronics. These advancements have significant potential to drive next-generation manufacturing processes.
Carnegie Mellon’s Advanced Manufacturing and Materials Laboratory (AMML) is working on solving fundamental and applied problems in the areas of printed and flexible microelectronics manufacturing and Lithium-ion batteries. These areas are highly relevant to realize devices and systems for wearable and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Examples include smart contact lenses, wearable electronic clothing, robotic skins, bio-patches etc.