How The Center for Biomolecular Nanotechnologies Uses AME
The Center for Biomolecular Nanotechnologies (CBN ITT) develops micro and nanotechnologies for monitoring and controlling health, wellness, sport performance and living environments.
Wearable medical device research and development in Academia is delivering the next evolution of electronic applications.
Using custom flexible materials, the DragonFly 3D printer can generate new and novel research of circuits that conform to organic or custom shapes.
Current research includes smart patches and tattoos for on-skin testing.
With Additively Manufactured Electronics (AME),
AME enables greater acceleration of medical research not only through the use of 3D space but in the ability to rapidly iterate and produce prototype for testing.
Implantable optoelectronic probes combine light delivery with electrodes for the readout of electrochemical signals, are an ideal candidate for 3D printed electronics.
By combining miniaturization with use of the 3D space, new variations can be prototyped immediately for testing and evaluation.
Advances in medical device research are demanding ever-smaller mechanical parts at far greater precision. Nano Dimension’s Fabrica precision micro-additive manufacturing system delivers micron-level plastic parts production at 10 times the speed as other platforms.
Precision additive manufacturing system for electronics
•Simultaneous dual-material 3D printing of silver and dielectric materials
•Layout circuits in 3D space for miniaturization or custom shapes
•Keep IP secure through in-house production
Precision micro manufacturing with the advantages of Additive Manufacturing
•Produce hundreds of micro parts overnight
•Rapid prototyping of plastic parts without tooling
•Find new opportunity in the new scale of miniaturization
Nano Dimension’s AME technology helped us to achieve an original product prototype, in which wires and connectors were eliminated and the package was minimized, to obtain an optimal user experience. It simplified the manufacturing process, as compared to traditional manufacturing methods.
“The demand for more advanced devices driven the development of implantable optoelectronic probes combining light delivery sites with electrodes for readout of electrochemical signals, known in the community as optrodes. The realization of custom-designed 3D printed circuit boards(PCBs)with a Nano Dimension DragonFly printer solves this challenge”
“The suitability of the DragonFly system to rapidly and affordably manufacture functional prototypes, combined with the broad ecosystem of applications for health and energy harvesting, makes it an ideal choice for our team to achieve higher performance, quick development and print complex shapes not achievable using traditional manufacturing processes.”
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