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Title: Soft Inkjet Circuits: Rapid Multi-Material Fabrication of Soft Circuits using a Commodity Inkjet Printer
Authors: Khan, ArshadRoo, Joan SolKraus, TobiasSteimle, Jürgen
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Issue Date: 2019
Published in: UIST '19: Proceedings of the 32nd Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology
Publisher: New York City : Association for Computing Machinery
Abstract: Despite the increasing popularity of soft interactive devices, their fabrication remains complex and time consuming. We contribute a process for rapid do-it-yourself fabrication of soft circuits using a conventional desktop inkjet printer. It supports inkjet printing of circuits that are stretchable, ultrathin, high resolution, and integrated with a wide variety of materials used for prototyping. We introduce multi-ink functional printing on a desktop printer for realizing multi-material devices, including conductive and isolating inks. We further present DIY techniques to enhance compatibility between inks and substrates and the circuits' elasticity. This enables circuits on a wide set of materials including temporary tattoo paper, textiles, and thermoplastic. Four application cases demonstrate versatile uses for realizing stretchable devices, e-textiles, body-based and re-shapeable interfaces.
Keywords: Fabrication; printed electronics; conductive inkjet printing; circuits; new materials; ubiquitous and wearable computing
DDC: 004
License: CC BY-NC 3.0 Unported
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