HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
<<  <  Page 2/3  >  >>
Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: 3D printing as a disruptive technology
Charles Murray   7/11/2013 5:58:16 PM
NO RATINGS
Thanks for the info, vimulkumarp. When you say it could be used in implantable devices, I assume that pacemakers and implantable defibrillators would require too much energy for this technology, right?

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: 3D printing as a disruptive technology
Ann R. Thryft   7/11/2013 1:24:53 PM
NO RATINGS
The scale is extremely small, but new barriers are being broken all the time in this field. According to the Harvard press release at the link you give, the team custom designed both the inks and the 3D printers and did so because thin-film battery electrode production methods didn't produce enough energy.



Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: 3D printing as a disruptive technology
Elizabeth M   7/11/2013 6:19:30 AM
NO RATINGS
I'm not really sure about that, Ann...I will have to get back to you on the 3D printing method used. I imagine it was pretty tricky printing something so small! Would some methods be more appropriate for this type of thing?

vimalkumarp
User Rank
Gold
Re: 3D printing as a disruptive technology
vimalkumarp   7/11/2013 6:16:15 AM
NO RATINGS
powering the implantable medical device is a challenge and formfactor is a concern. This will boost the medical device implantable power segment.

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: 3D printing as a disruptive technology
Elizabeth M   7/11/2013 6:11:51 AM
NO RATINGS
Thanks for your comment, vimalkumarp. It's good to know that this type of battery could be useful in real-world applications. Let's hope it makes it out of the lab and into these devices.

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: 3D printing as a disruptive technology
Elizabeth M   7/11/2013 6:08:28 AM
NO RATINGS
I agree, shehan. It's getting into the realm of the ridiculous nearly when you think of all the things being 3D printed. NASA is even 3D printing things in space! Pretty incredible. Let's see what they think of next!

vimalkumarp
User Rank
Gold
Re: 3D printing as a disruptive technology
vimalkumarp   7/11/2013 1:32:14 AM
NO RATINGS
This will be of great use in implantable medical devices like ICD or neurostimulators. Thanks a lot for sharing this info.

shehan
User Rank
Gold
Re: 3D printing as a disruptive technology
shehan   7/10/2013 7:57:34 PM
NO RATINGS
@Elizabeth – I think now its high time for us to ask the question "What cant the 3D printer print?". I think this is one of the best innovations for the past decades. What more could we expect from technology. 

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: 3D printing as a disruptive technology
Ann R. Thryft   7/10/2013 12:36:30 PM
NO RATINGS
This sounds like quite a breakthrough, Elizabeth. What are the 3D printing method and materials they used? The mention of "inks" sounds like it might be a thin-film printed electronics method, such as that used by Optomec in its conformal electronic printing.
http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1392&doc_id=265097

But that's printed 3D electronics, not 3D printing.

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: 3D printing as a disruptive technology
Elizabeth M   7/10/2013 4:45:15 AM
NO RATINGS
I don't know offhand how many microamp hours it has, guys...here is the link to the press material about it: http://www.seas.harvard.edu/news/2013/06/printing-tiny-batteries


There is also a video. I'll email the researchers and try to find out.

<<  <  Page 2/3  >  >>


Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
With major product releases coming from big names like Sony, Microsoft, and Samsung, and big investments by companies like Facebook, 2015 could be the year that virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) finally pop. Here's take a look back at some of the technologies that got us here (for better and worse).
Good engineering designs are those that work in the real world; bad designs are those that don’t. If we agree to set our egos aside and let the real world be our guide, we can resolve nearly any disagreement.
The Industrial Internet of Things is bringing a previously reluctant process industry into the wireless fold. The ability to connect smart sensors to the Internet has spiked the demand for wireless devices in process manufacturing, according to the new study from ARC Advisory Group.
If you’re developing an embedded monitoring and control application, then you’ll want to take note of the upcoming Design News Continuing Education Center class, “Embedded Development Using Microchip Microcontrollers and the CCS C Compiler."
US factory orders for durable goods tumbled 3.4% in December on a big drop in new bookings for commercial aircraft, according to data the Commerce Department released Tuesday.
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
12/11/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
12/10/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
11/19/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
2/25/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Jan 26 - 30, IPv6 for Micros – Hands-On
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  67


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Last Archived Class
Sponsored by Stratasys
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2015 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service