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Making additive manufacturing functional - the laser-assisted fabrication of electronic and photonic devices

Making additive manufacturing functional - the laser-assisted fabrication of electronic and photonic devices
Making additive manufacturing functional - the laser-assisted fabrication of electronic and photonic devices
Additive manufacturing is well-known to produce almost arbitrary shapes from simplest table-top printing systems. However, these structures cannot provide electrical (or device) ‘functionality’ due to a limited set of printable materials, despite the fact that printing techniques are routinely used in industrial processes, e.g. in the manufacturing of solar cells.
Tonight’s talk will present laser-assisted direct-write techniques, in particular laser-induced forward transfer and ablation, used for the fabrication of electronic, photonic or biomedical devices. Compared to conventional printing, such laser-assisted techniques can avoid the use of clean room processes, apply liquid or solid materials, and combine organic, biological and inorganic materials at high precision. Possible industrial applications and markets for such technology are also discussed, and finally I will speculate on the future vision of a home based table-top ‘functional 3D printer’.
Feinäugle, M.
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Eason, R.W.
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Sones, C.L.
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Mills, B.
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Grant-Jacob, J.A.
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Katis, I.
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Heath, D.J.
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Sones, C.L.
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Mills, B.
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Grant-Jacob, J.A.
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Feinäugle, M., Eason, R.W., Sones, C.L., Mills, B., Grant-Jacob, J.A., Katis, I. and Heath, D.J. (2014) Making additive manufacturing functional - the laser-assisted fabrication of electronic and photonic devices. The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), London, United Kingdom.

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Abstract

Additive manufacturing is well-known to produce almost arbitrary shapes from simplest table-top printing systems. However, these structures cannot provide electrical (or device) ‘functionality’ due to a limited set of printable materials, despite the fact that printing techniques are routinely used in industrial processes, e.g. in the manufacturing of solar cells.
Tonight’s talk will present laser-assisted direct-write techniques, in particular laser-induced forward transfer and ablation, used for the fabrication of electronic, photonic or biomedical devices. Compared to conventional printing, such laser-assisted techniques can avoid the use of clean room processes, apply liquid or solid materials, and combine organic, biological and inorganic materials at high precision. Possible industrial applications and markets for such technology are also discussed, and finally I will speculate on the future vision of a home based table-top ‘functional 3D printer’.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 22 May 2014
Venue - Dates: The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), London, United Kingdom, 2014-05-21
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 365580
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/365580
PURE UUID: 89373afc-0f43-4988-9fa2-dc3bcddedba7
ORCID for R.W. Eason: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9704-2204
ORCID for B. Mills: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1784-1012
ORCID for J.A. Grant-Jacob: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4270-4247
ORCID for I. Katis: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2016-557X

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Date deposited: 10 Jun 2014 14:09
Last modified: 18 Feb 2021 17:23

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Author: M. Feinäugle
Author: R.W. Eason ORCID iD
Author: C.L. Sones
Author: B. Mills ORCID iD
Author: I. Katis ORCID iD
Author: D.J. Heath

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