Hybrid 3D Printing Demonstrated by Arbitrary 3D Meandering Transmission Lines

Ubaldo Robles Robles, University of Texas at El Paso


This dissertation focuses on the automation of multi-material direct write three-dimensional (3D) manufacturing of arbitrary metal-dielectric structures. The technology was demonstrated by manufacturing 3D meandering interconnects and transmission lines (TLs). Manufacturing 3D functional electronics with multiple materials required pushing the current state of 3D printing (3DP) technology to utilize simultaneous multi-material processes combined with sophisticated slicing and bonding under one process. Multi material 3DP is known as hybrid 3DP. This research pioneered the process for producing meandering transmission lines, starting with design and manufacturing, using hybrid 3DP through micro-dispensing and fuse deposition modeling. The research starts by 3DP magnetic and dielectric 3D structures using micro-dispensing. A comparison of 3D filters to their industry standard counterparts is shown. A new way of slicing 3D parts for hybrid 3DP is created and various demonstration parts are 3D printed.

Subject Area

Electrical engineering|Electromagnetics

Recommended Citation

Robles, Ubaldo Robles, "Hybrid 3D Printing Demonstrated by Arbitrary 3D Meandering Transmission Lines" (2018). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI13421383.