Printed Electronics (PE) is an all-encompassing term for the printing method used to create electronic devices by printing on a variety of substrates. Various printer technologies are able to print circuits inexpensively and timely.
As such, the demand for thinner electronics and wearable devices continues to grow, PE is now being used to produce flexible keypads, antennas, tags, batteries, solar panels, photovoltaics, sensory patches, and much more.
Printed Electronics is one of the fastest-growing technologies today and has become invaluable to a plethora of industries such as medical, transportation, aerospace, media, consumer, industrial, security, and more.
The benefits of using our top-tier interfaces is a long list, but in short:
ALMAX is partnered with SEMI, FlexTech, & NextFlex whom provide a community for printed and flexible electronics manufacturers alike to build upon and transform an ecosystem of successful R&D collaboration. This community enables us to stay ahead of the curve and keep our manufacturing and design practices continually adhered to IPC, ASTM, ISO standards and more.
Our Flexible Circuits are the core of Printed Electronics, and allow various conductive inks to be screen or digitally printed directly onto various substrates.
An FHE circuit is an elegant compromise that uses printed conductive circuits, interconnects, antennas, and/or sensors, while still allowing the mounting of complex components such as integrated circuits. The overarching principle is perhaps best expressed as ‘print what you can, place what you can’t.’
Printed Components are electronic components that can be made by being printed directly to substrates such as flexible displays, batteries, photovoltaics, antennas, solar panels, and more.
In-Mold Electronics (IME) takes Printed Electronics to the next level by taking printed flexible circuits and thermoforming them into specific shapes to make a perfect fit against the mounting location. IME typically goes hand in hand with In-Mold Decorating which is a 3D molded overlay that the In-Mold Electronics mount directly to.
Although technically different, Wearables and E-Textiles share common goals and similar materials. Wearables are focused on clothing and accessories to be worn by people, while E-Textiles works with directly integrating electronics into the fabric materials of products such as automotive seats and furniture etc. Both share similar manufacturing processes and can become intertwined depending on the application at hand.
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