Pascal Pierra, director of Asia-Pacific sales for Optomec, will deliver a presentation titled “3D Printing of Flexible Circuits and Sensors” in the Technologies for the Internet of Things Track. Optomec additive manufacturing solutions are used in production today to print conformal strain gauges directly onto turbine engine components that collect mechanical deformation data for cloud based analysis, establishing the convergence of 3D printing and IoT applications.
Pierra will explain how sensors can be printed onto 3D and flexible substrates using a variety of conductive metal and resistive materials. Aerosol Jet is an ideal printing tool for precision deposition of polymeric and metal inks for sensors. The process is a non-contact, high resolution printing technology that is compatible with a wide range of conductive, insulating, and resistive materials.
Pierra will present the functionality of printed strain gauges and thermocouple sensors in terms of robustness with flexing, thermal coefficients, resistance stability, gauge performance, and thermocouple Seebeck coefficient.
The International Conference on Flexible and Printed Electronics (ICFPE) focuses on challenges and emerging applications in printing processes, materials and devices. This year, the 8th ICFPE is jointly organized by the Korea Printed Electronics Association (KoPEA), with support from Organic Electronics Association (OE-A), research groups in Japan, Taiwan and China.