India’s NIIST 3D Prints Electronic Textiles with Antennas for Remote Sensing

Published by , October 10, 2017 12:37 pm

(3DPrintingIndustry)  The National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (NIIST), India has released findings from a project making flexible electronics for use in remote locations. A multidisciplinary research group led by Kuzhichalil Peethambharan Surendran has combinined additive manufacturing with screen printing and added antennas to polyester, opening up new potential for wireless communication.
The technology in development at NIIST is in collaboration with Victoria University of Wellington and Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), is particularly for the aid of military troops. The NIIST fabric is made from three layers of commercial grade polyester to prevent the conductive silver ink from leaking through.

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