Request for Information or Quote

 

How 3D Printing Will Impact PCB Fabrication

Printed Circuit Board for Instrumentation Application
3D Elecronic Printing

(Click on thumbnail to enlarge)

There has been much talk in recent years about 3D printing, a type of additive manufacturing that has been used to create everything from plastic toys and trinkets to high-end industrial prototypes.

In the near future, we will enter an era where electronic devices "join the club" and are printed, rather than assembled. They will be fabricated layer-by-layer as a single object, rather than assembled from separate mechanical, electrical, and optical parts.

Unlike today's devices that house PCBs within a separate shell, 3D printing will enable electronics to be embedded entirely within the structure of the device itself.

Let's take a closer look at how we will get to this stage, and the implications it will have for PCB manufacturers.

 

 


Back to Top