Printed Devices for On-Demand Manufacturing for Electronics
In Space manufacturing (ISM) is an ongoing activity aimed at on demand manufacturing of various active and passive components and spare parts. NASA has already been operating 3D printers in the International Space Station (ISS) and plans are underway to create the capabilities for 2D printing. In this talk, the on-demand printed electronics activities as a part of NASA ISM program will be presented.
An overview of our emerging printed devices including gas sensors, energy storage devices, triboelectric nanogenerators and others will be provided. In addition to printing, devices and integration of the devices into systems, tool development is receiving attention, rightfully so in order to meet the anticipated demands of internet of things (IoT).