AFRL & Harvard Develop Hybrid 3D Printing for Stretchable Electronics

Published by , October 20, 2017 12:37 pm

(ExecutiveGov)  Hybrid 3D printing is an additive manufacturing process that combines conductive material with material substrate to form stretchable and wearable electronics. The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and Harvard University’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have jointly developed a new three-dimensional printing process to manufacture stretchable and flexible electronics.
Dan Berrigan, a scientist at the AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, stated that the newly developed process holds potential for Air Force applications such as movement, temperature, fatigue and hydration monitoring from skin-worn electronics. Succeeding phases of the development will focus on making a stretchable power source for the devices.

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