Found flexible electronics printing method using the molten metal
Flexible electronics at the moment can not yet get mass distribution, but nevertheless, scientists and engineers have achieved considerable success in this area. Therefore, there is no doubt that in the near future flexible electronics still comes out on the consumer market. For example, recently, researchers from the University of North Carolina presented a very ambitious 3D-printing technology using molten metal.
A new design magazine writes Science. It can significantly reduce the total amount of expenses as a result of the production of "flexible" electronics. To this it was applied a special base, where instead of the usual when creating functional ink such devices used metal alloys that melt at a temperature of 60 degrees Celsius. For a long time after solidification alloys remained stable and electrically conducts current even after their bent and straightened repeatedly. As stated by the scientists, this technology will produce a large number of chips with a much lower cost than with conventional methods. It is also interesting that the new technology can be easily integrated into any production technique of printed circuit boards and chips to flexible screens.