The scientist who helped developed nanotechnology for the next generation of flexible and wearable electronic devices is now bringing affordable 3D printed electronics to anyone with access to a basic 3D printer.
3D printed electronics are already in use for smartphone manufacture and 2017 will see the next generation of printers powered by quantum mechanics to produce multilayer Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs). But what about 3D printing electronics with the tools available at home, or at the local Makerspace or FabLab?
A chemistry professor from Duke University might have the answer. “For the price one of those [industrial] machines you could buy a thousand of the printers we’re using, which are $200 3D printers,” says Ben Wiley.
“Our expertise is in copper, particularly copper nanowires,” says the professor of Chemistry at Duke University. With this knowledge of materials…