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Printed electronics: the defining trends in 2019

16 October, 2019 by Raghu Das, CEO

The printed electronics industry has been quietly refocusing over the last few years, with players seeking specific opportunities where the technology adds strong value for the application.

Self-folding soft robots inspired by origami

16 September, 2019

US researchers have developed soft robotic systems, inspired by origami, that can move and change shape in response to external stimuli.

Transistors and other devices made entirely from thread

04 September, 2019

The fully flexible electronic devices could enable a wide range of applications that conform to different shapes and allow free movement without compromising function.

Artificial muscles created for soft robotics

29 August, 2019

Researchers have developed an ultrathin, artificial muscle for soft robotics, demonstrated via a robotic blooming flower brooch, dancing robotic butterflies and fluttering tree leaves on a kinetic art piece.

Flexible sensors created on topographic surfaces

19 August, 2019

Researchers have developed transfer-printing technology that uses hydrogel and nano ink to easily create high-performance sensors on flexible substrates of diverse shapes and structures.

Heat-free technology can print metal on flowers

06 August, 2019

US researchers have developed heat-free technology that they claim can print conductive, metallic lines and traces on just about anything — from flowers to gelatin.

Reid Print Technologies printed electronics manufacturing

17 July, 2019

Reid Print Technologies has the engineering and production capabilities required to develop, design, manufacture, assemble and supply flexible printed electronics such as smart flexible sensors.

Electronic skin could help people with disabilities

17 July, 2019

Anusha Withana is developing a superthin, hyper-flexible sticky tape that can have electronic circuits printed onto it.

Manipulating superconductors to create new materials

28 May, 2019

Physicists have found a way to manipulate superthin, wafer-like monolayers of superconductors such as graphene, thus changing the material's properties to create new artificial materials for future devices.

Washable, wearable batteries could be woven into clothes

27 May, 2019

Graphene and other related materials can be directly incorporated into fabrics to produce charge storage elements such as capacitors, paving the way to textile-based power supplies.

Flexible circuits created through 3D printing

01 May, 2019

German researchers have developed a process suitable for 3D printing that can be used to produce transparent and mechanically flexible electronic circuits.

New composite material is smart, stretchable and conductive

19 April, 2019

The smart composite material shows properties that have not previously been observed: it increases in electrical conductivity as it is deformed, especially when elongated.

Self-healing electronic skin inspired by jellyfish

03 April, 2019

Electronic skin developed by the National University of Singapore is transparent, stretchable, touch-sensitive and self-healing in aquatic environments.

Stretchable fibre with a metallic core

28 February, 2019

US researchers have developed a fibre that combines the elasticity of rubber with the strength of a metal, resulting in a tough material that could be incorporated into soft robotics.

Semiconductor nanowires embedded into flexible surfaces

23 August, 2018

Engineers have, for the first time, affordably 'printed' high-mobility semiconductor nanowires onto flexible surfaces to develop high-performance, ultrathin electronic layers.

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