3D Printed Drone with Electronics

3D printing technology has been advancing rapidly but one challenge has been printing the electronics inside. 3D printing temperatures can get up to 300 Celcius. Amazingly, researchers in Singapore came up with a solution which they used in printing a Drone. It was a multi-pronged approach which may indicate a way forward to print electronics Read More …

Printed Electronic Inks

Printed electronics is an additive manufacturing technology which is highly efficient, and allows for high volume, cost effective manufacturing for many products which are relied upon every day. Thanks to the development of the printed electronics industry and the new interest in 3D manufacturing and the Internet of Things, there are leading edge printed electronic Read More …

Spectrophotometers and Color Management

Spectrophotometers are used in every industry that requires accurate color, which is pretty much every industry, including membrane switches. From plastic packaging bags to mojitos to ceiling tiles and socks, these devices help ensure that each color being produced matches the color that is called out on a drawing. Spectrophotometers can make a big difference Read More …

Membrane Switch Durability

A membrane switch gives a visually pleasing human-machine interface that is easy to use, low profile, and electronically stable. They are well known to stand up to harsh conditions. Flex circuitry is resilient and can be used in many different environments. Once you know what the end use will be for the flex circuit, the Read More …

Metal Tactile Domes for Membrane Switches

We use metal, tactile domes in our flex circuits and membrane switches. Tactile domes are placed onto the Polyester/Polycarbonate substrate with pressure sensitive adhesive tape (Peel-N-Place Array) or captured in a membrane-type pocket design. Metal Touch switches are pressure activated, which prevents accidental actuation by environmental factors and are effective with gloves and styluses. Capacitive Read More …

Flexible Printed Circuits

There are 3 main parts to a flexible printed circuit board: the printed circuit; the insulating spacers and the top graphic layer. The circuit layer is screen printed silver on a clear, high gloss, heat stabilized polyester film. Both sides are treated to have better adhesion. Also known as Mylar, polyester films were introduced in Read More …

Print an Electronic Circuit on your Printer

A new kind of silver nanowire ink is now used for printing electronic circuits on paper! Researchers at the University of Tennessee have pioneered disposable electronic sensors that can be used for a variety of purposes, including an “electronic skin.” The nanowires are 100 nanometers in diameter and a few micrometers long.