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Sensors 2017, 17(4), 748;

Low-Cost Inkjet Printing Technology for the Rapid Prototyping of Transducers

DIEEI-University of Catania, v.le A. Doria, 6–95125 Catania, Italy
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, Code 71000, San Diego, CA 92152-5000, USA
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Academic Editors: Giorgio Sberveglieri and Vittorio Ferrari
Received: 31 January 2017 / Revised: 15 March 2017 / Accepted: 29 March 2017 / Published: 1 April 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue State-of-the-Art Sensors Technologies in Italy 2016)
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Recently, there has been an upsurge in efforts dedicated to developing low-cost flexible electronics by exploiting innovative materials and direct printing technologies. This interest is motivated by the need for low-cost mass-production, shapeable, and disposable devices, and the rapid prototyping of electronics and sensors. This review, following a short overview of main printing processes, reports examples of the development of flexible transducers through low-cost inkjet printing technology. View Full-Text
Keywords: direct writing; printing techniques; inkjet printing; transducers; low cost direct writing; printing techniques; inkjet printing; transducers; low cost

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Andò, B.; Baglio, S.; Bulsara, A.R.; Emery, T.; Marletta, V.; Pistorio, A. Low-Cost Inkjet Printing Technology for the Rapid Prototyping of Transducers. Sensors 2017, 17, 748.

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