3D printed electronics opens the door to a world of new component embedding capabilities. With the ability to embed signal traces and both active and passive components inside 3D parts. Designers can produce prototypes with embedded sensors, antennas, complex geometries and more for simultaneous validation of form and functionality. All of the reasons that electronics designers seek to leverage embedding, such as form factor, functional density and component protection can be achieved.
3D printing offers solutions that may enhance device performance by eliminating protruding components, incorporating antennas, thereby reducing weight, size and susceptibility to vibration or humidity. Sidestepping traditional manufacturing limitations it offers an approach to streamlining devices by adding electrical functionality, complex geometries and novel assembly options to the designer’s toolkit.