Antennas can be printed on flat and smooth surfaces such as Mylar or Kapton for flexible applications or on 3D shapes of hard, non-flexible surfaces. Printing antennas using micro-dispensing opens up a large number of options for materials. From very low viscosity materials to very high viscosity with heavy particle loading, the customer can choose the material that best fits their needs.
As the demand for antennas with complex patterns in uneven and doubly curved plastic substrates grows, the options for processes and materials needs to grow to aid in controlling costs. Micro-dispensed antennas will meet the challenge for printing times and RF performance.
Printed conformal antennas for Smart Phones and Tablets. Antennas can be printed on any plastic and the performance matches state of the art antennas on plastic.