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Fraunhofer IKTS | Advancements In Multimaterial Printing Of Hybrid Ceramic-Based Components With Mac

Prashantkumar Pandey |Scientific Assistant

In recent years, there has been a growing demand for advanced electronic components that exhibit improved functionalities and enhanced design flexibility. Traditional manufacturing techniques often struggle to meet these requirements, particularly in the case of ceramics. These materials are characterized by outstanding properties, but which are inherently difficult to shape and process. However, Multimaterial inkjet and aerosol jet printing techniques have emerged as promising solutions to overcome these challenges.

By employing these noncontact direct ink writing methods, it becomes possible to precisely deposit multiple materials, including ceramics, onto substrates, enabling the creation of hybrid electronic components with complex geometries and customized functionalities. The ability to integrate dielectric ceramics with other materials, such as conductive metals, within a cofiring process, opens up new possibilities for the development of high-performance ceramic based printed electronics devices. Additionally, the integration of machine learning-based optimization approaches further enhances the fabrication process of 3D printed components. By leveraging the power of machine learning algorithms, it becomes feasible to analyze vast amounts of data, optimize and predict printing parameters and improve print quality, efficiency, and overall performance of the process. The combination of multimaterial printing with machine learning-based optimization approaches offers a promising avenue for the advancement of electronic component manufacturing and holds great promise for the development of innovative and high-performance electronic devices in the future.


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