Inkjet Printing Enabled Rapid Prototyping and Model Verification Processes

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Advances in printed electronics have allowed for the proliferation of rapid prototyping systems in many labs and corporations across the world. These technologies allow for on-demand electronics manufacturing in low volume situations with turnaround times less than 1/5th of conventional electronics fabrication. Additionally, new processes and structures can be tested without requiring retooling, allowing for cheaper process experimentation. Various places in a conventional electronics workflow where these capabilities can be integrated to great effect will be proposed, including model verification, prototype production and special material integration. Furthermore, the possibility of moving towards a software style “agile” workflow for hardware devices will be examined, with the goal of providing a framework for integrating printed electronics techniques in electronics fabrication.