Additive manufacturing (AM) for mechanical devices and electronic components has been actively researched recently. While manufacturing of those mechanical and electronic devices has their own merits, combining them into a single form is expected to grow by creating new applications in the future. The so-called all-printed electromechanical devices have potential applications in mechanical, electrical, and biomedical engineering. In this paper, the recent advancement in all-printed electromechanical devices is reviewed. A brief introduction to various AM techniques is presented first. Then, various examples of sensors, electronics, and electromechanical devices created by AM are reviewed.
A Review on Electromechanical Devices Fabricated by Additive Manufacturing
Manuscript received September 2, 2015; final manuscript received June 1, 2016; published online August 9, 2016. Editor: Y. Lawrence Yao.
O'Donnell, J., Kim, M., and Yoon, H. (August 9, 2016). "A Review on Electromechanical Devices Fabricated by Additive Manufacturing." ASME. J. Manuf. Sci. Eng. January 2017; 139(1): 010801. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4033758
Download citation file: