Special Issue "3D Printed Sensors"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 February 2017).
Interests: 3D printed smart structures (sensors, actuators, and electronics); 3D printed bio structures; new 3D printing processes and materials
Interests: robotics; control; sensor design; signal processing
Additive Manufacturing, also known as 3D Printing, has progressed greatly over the last 30 years. It is believed that one of the next generation 3D printing applications will be geometrically integrated three-dimensional smart structures, including sensors, actuators, and electronics. Although there are many mature 3D printing materials and systems that are commercially available, it is still difficult to realize 3D printing of smart structures using them. Recently, there have been several approaches for 3D printing sensors for various applications, where sensors have been hybrid 3D printed and/or assembled within 3D printed structures. In a practical view of 3D printing for sensors, there are many challenges, such as printing sensing elements, conductors, and insulators, as well as interconnecting external devices.
This Special Issue will be focused on recent breakthroughs in research and development of 3D printed sensors. New progress and measurement on 3D printing processes, materials, and applications are encouraged. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Sensors for detecting pressure, humidity, temperature, gas, acceleration, displacement, force, and color, which are 3D printed and/or integrated within 3D printed structures.
- New or hybrid 3D printing processes.
- Novel 3D printable materials (polymers, metals, and composites).
- Research on characterization of 3D printed sensors.
- Use of commerical 3D printers for specialized sensing applications.
- Review paper for 3D printed sensors.
Prof. Dr. Jae-Won Choi
Prof. Dr. Erik D. Engeberg
Manuscript Submission Information
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- 3D printing
- additive manufacturing