Coming to a Printer Near You: Electronics Manufacturing
Got a large roll-to-roll printer that you're not sure what to do with? You might have a future in electronics manufacturing.
It's still very early days, but researchers at the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) have been taking significant strides in developing a new technology that makes it possible to print electronic components like sensors, transistors, light-emitters, smart tags, flexible batteries, memory, smart labels, and more.
Although PARC's work doesn't involve 3D printing, it does share one major trait with that very hot technology: it is additive rather than subtractive.