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Stretchable electronics: everything you need to know

May 3, Printed Electronics World: Stretchable Electronics is a term that conceals great diversity. Indeed, it is an umbrella term that refers to a whole host of emerging electronic materials, components and devices that exhibit some degree of mechanical...

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Biodegradable electronics could cut e-waste

May 3, newelectronics: A United Nations Environment Program report has found there was almost 50 million tons of electronic waste in 2017. Looking to address the issue, Stanford engineer Professor Zhenan Bao and her team have created a flexible electronic device that...

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Xerox CEO: Our journey from paper docs to printed electronics

April 18, Tech Republic: CEO Jeff Jacobson on how Xerox will transcend it roots, and emerge from a declining industry by investing in new technologies. He acknowledges that Xerox needs to change tack, to refocus its efforts on areas in print where demand is growing,...

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In-mould electronics enable innovative functional surfaces

March 28, EETimes Europe: Dutch-Belgian R&D powerhouse Holst Centre has presented a functional demonstrator for intuitive human-machine interfaces, based on the in-mold electronics (IME) technology developed there. The demonstrator, a centre console for vehicles,...

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3D-printed sensor-integrated skin for robots

March 24, Electronics360: Skin for robots that is flexible but coated with sensors is something that could revolutionize a number of industries, but the costs would be extreme. Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory may have...

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Three hot trends in printed and flexible electronics

March 8, Printed Electronics World: Printed electronics has been in development for decades. After the initial enthusiasm, broad exploration and learnings from its failures, the industry enters 2017 with a strong focus on several key themes. These feature at...

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Printable solar cells just got a little closer

Feb. 24, Printed Electronics World: A University of Toronto Engineering innovation could make printing solar cells as easy and inexpensive as printing a newspaper. Dr. Hairen Tan and his team have cleared a critical manufacturing hurdle in the development of a...

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Conductive thermoplastics for 3D printing

Feb. 9, Advanced Manufacturing: As inventive and imaginative as 3D printer technology is, so are the materials that R&D labs have come up with to build parts, including conductive thermoplastics. Making materials to use in 3D printers can also be lucrative. The...

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