"Carbomorph" material could enable 3D printing of custom personal electronics

Printing Electronics On Consumer 3-D Printers Pictured: Research group leader Simon Leigh. University of WarwickUniversity of Warwick researchers have developed a new material that is conductive, piezoresistant, and printable in the latest generation of consumer 3-D printers. For a long time now, the ability to print electronic circuitry and components on commercially available 3-D printers has been viewed as the development that will thrust 3-D printing out of its current nascent maker space and into the mainstream of both manufacturing and home fabrication. And while it's already been demonstrated on specialized printers in the lab, researcher at the University of Warwick in the UK have developed a low-cost material they've named "carbomorph" that is conductive, piezoresistive, and printable in currently available, consumer-affordable 3-D printers. Carbomorph is essentially a carbon filler within a matrix of biodegradable polyester, a medium that can pass through the printer head of a machine like the Bits

"Carbomorph" material could enable 3D printing of custom personal electronics

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Thu 29 Nov 12 from Gizmag

A Substance Called Carbomorph Is The Key To 3-D Printing Entire Electronic Gadgets

Printing Electronics On Consumer 3-D Printers Pictured: Research group leader Simon Leigh. University of WarwickUniversity of Warwick researchers have developed a new material that is conductive, ...

Fri 30 Nov 12 from Popular Science

Now you can 3D print a WORKING games controller: Revolutionary material that lets you print electronics created by British team

The material, nicknamed ‘carbomorph’, enables users to lay down electronic tracks and sensors as part of a 3D printed structure.

Fri 30 Nov 12 from Daily Mail

3D-printed consumer electronics just became a reality

Embedding sensors and electronics inside of 3D objects in a single build process has been a long sought after goal of the field of 3D printing. A group led by Simon Leigh, at the University ...

Thu 29 Nov 12 from Extremetech

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