3D printed impedance elements by micro-dispensing

Ubaldo Robles Dominguez, University of Texas at El Paso


Micro-dispensing allows electric circuits to be "3D printed," which can be used to give 3D printed systems electronic and electromagnetic functionality. The focus of this thesis is using micro-dispensing to fabricate capacitors and inductors. 3D printed impedance elements are capable of being more easily embedded, can be used to create structural electronics, and will have extensive applications in antennas, metamaterials, frequency selective surfaces, and more. This is the first known effort to print and measure impedance elements by micro-dispensing which holds great potential for manufacturing multi-material devices.

Subject Area

Electrical engineering|Electromagnetics

Recommended Citation

Robles Dominguez, Ubaldo, "3D printed impedance elements by micro-dispensing" (2013). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI1540954.