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Fabrication of 3D-Printed Circuit Device using Direct-Write Technology

Direct Write 기술을 이용한 3DCD의 제작

  • Yun, Hae Young (Department of Mechanical & Automotive Engineering, Andong National Univ.) ;
  • Kim, Ho Chan (Department of Mechanical & Automotive Engineering, Andong National Univ.) ;
  • Lee, In Hwan (School of Mechanical Engineering, Chungbuk National University)
  • 윤해룡 (안동대학교 기계자동차공학과) ;
  • 김호찬 (안동대학교 기계자동차공학과) ;
  • 이인환 (충북대학교 기계공학과)
  • Received : 2015.06.03
  • Accepted : 2015.08.18
  • Published : 2016.04.30

Abstract

Generally, electrical circuits are fabricated as Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) and mounted on the casing of the product. Additionally, this requires many other parts and some labor for assembly. Recently, molding technology has increasingly been applied to embed simple circuits in plastic casing. The technology is called a Molded Interconnected Device (MID). By using this technology, PCB fabrication can be replaced by molding, and much of the corresponding assembly process for PCBs can be eliminated if the circuit is simple enough for molding. Furthermore, as the improvement of conductive materials and printing technologies of simple electric circuits can be printed directly on the casing part, this also reduces the complexity of the product design and production cost. Therefore, this paper introduces a new MID fabrication process using direct 3D printing technology. Additionally, it is applied to an automotive part of a cruise control switch. The methodology and design are shown.

Acknowledgement

Grant : 선택적 3차원 회로 도금과 첨가가공을 이용한 3D AMID 기술의 개발

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