Mechanical Interlocking for Connecting Electrical Wires to Flexible, FDM, 3D-Printed Conductors

Alexander Dijkshoorn*, Vinod Ravi, Patrick Neuvel, Stefano Stramigioli, Gijs Krijnen

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Abstract

This paper introduces mechanical interlocking for fabrication of electrical contacts in flexible 3D-prints by embed-ding perforated copper tape during printing. Tensile tests show the electrical and mechanical robustness of the contacts. The con-tact resistance varies with tensile load, however only accounts for a few percent of the sample resistance. This type of contact shows potential for application in flexible and stretchable, conductive objects, e.g. in soft robotics and biomedical applications.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2022 IEEE International Conference on Flexible, Printable Sensors and Systems (FLEPS)
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-6654-8360-5
ISBN (Print)978-1-6654-4273-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jun 2022
Event2022 IEEE International Conference on Flexible and Printable Sensors and Systems (FLEPS) - TU Wien, Vienna, Austria
Duration: 10 Jul 202213 Jul 2022
https://2022.ieee-fleps.org/

Conference

Conference2022 IEEE International Conference on Flexible and Printable Sensors and Systems (FLEPS)
Abbreviated titleFLEPS 2022
Country/TerritoryAustria
CityVienna
Period10/07/2213/07/22
Internet address

Keywords

  • 3D printing
  • Fused Deposition Modeling
  • electrical contact resistance
  • electrical connection
  • Mechanical interlocking
  • Flexible

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