In comparison to conventional production processes, Additive Manufacturing entails a lot of advantages, especially when it comes to flexibility, realization of greater freedom of design and functional integration. Since the use of thermoplastic polymers is limited with regard to thermal stability and thermal conductivity, using ceramic materials in Additive Manufacturing is seen as a promising and innovative approach.
The goal of this research project, which is supported by BMBF, is the completely additive production of a functional electronic assembly for sensor or radio frequency applications. Various materials on ceramic and polymer basis are being tested regarding their suitability for Additive Manufacturing and metallization. Subsequently, additively printed conducting structures are generated and qualified.
Therefore, this project promotes the ongoing investigation of generating integrated mechatronics using Additive Manufacturing technologies. Furthermore, the international research work of FAPS is intensified by the participation of a Dutch research institute.