What is 3D print circuit board?

What is 3D print circuit board

3D print circuit board is an electronic circuit produced via a 3D printer.Printing conductive track PCB material on a uniform board, with technological advances and the need for more flexible circuits, requires a printing technique that can print not only on uniform surfaces but also on uneven surfaces and even in the product itself.

3d printed circuit board

What material to use for a 3D printed circuit board

  • Wire with a plastic coating
  • Diluent (acetone)
  • etching treatment
  • copper-clad plate
  • home iron
  • laser printer
  • cutlery cleaner
  • magazine or booklet

Advantages and disadvantages of a 3D-printed PCB

Advantage

  • Cost-effective: 3D print circuit board consumes less material.
  • Reduce waste: 3D printed PCB makes circuits more compact and more complex, thus saving materials.
  • Fast production: With 3D printers, PCB production time will be calculated in hours, which can speed up the entire process.
  • High precision: A 3D printer can even place components, reducing the likelihood of human error during production.
  • Freedom of design: A PCB produced using a 3D printer can be in almost any shape or can be printed using flexible materials.
  • On-Demand Production: 3D printing allows you to produce circuit boards on demand without inventory and reduces storage costs.

Disadvantages

  • Low conductivity: 3d print circuit board is constantly improving, but some conductive printing materials are not as good as conventional materials.
  • Limited materials: As a relatively new technology, 3d print circuit board is not widely available for use.
  • Circuit board size is limited: a 3D printer can only produce the allowable PCB size of its printing room.
  • Lack of choice: few companies currently make PCB 3D printers commercially.

Application of 3D printed circuit boards

  • Wearables: 3D printing to make custom circuit boards for wearable devices (such as fitness trackers and smartwatches).
  • Medical treatment: For building medical devices, such as prosthetics and hearing AIDS.
  • Robots: a unique circuit used to make robots and drones.
  • Internet of Things: Make custom circuit boards for Internet of Things devices (such as smart home devices).
  • Automotive: Auto sensors and other components and custom circuits.