ELECTROPRINT AIMS TO BLUR THE BORDER BETWEEN PRINTED ELECTRONICS AND CERAMICS
We were able to show, for the first time, the possibility of creating a three-dimensional ceramic / metal component by coupling two 3D printing technologies (Stereolithography and Aerosol Jet).
For the demonstration, a 20 x 20 mm2 pyramid with 45 ° and 70 ° slopes was created using the SLA technology on alumina. After sintering, the part obtained had the desired shape and dimensions with accuracy to 1/10th.
From different 3D scans of the part, it was possible to position the second pattern (electronic tracks) to print using the Aerosol Jet process with great accuracy (2/100th).
Different design phases and 2D and 3D measurements of the ceramic part and metal tracks.
These results demonstrate the benefits of the hybridization of several additive technologies for the manufacturing of complex-shaped multi-material components, particularly for the ceramic components sector (MLCC, HTCC, etc.), sensors, connected objects, packaging and high frequencies.
Future developments will involve the creation of multi-material structures in one step using a new hybrid printer to create embedded 3D patterning.