3d printed antennas

CAES and Swissto12 Partner for 3D Printed Satellite Parts

As Executive Editor Joris Peels recently pointed out, antennas are ripe for additive disruption. The ability to produce complex geometries in a tight space make it possible to both improve…

US Navy Studies 3D Printed Antennas for New Radar Applications

As Executive Editor Joris Peels recently pointed out, antennas are one of those killer apps for which 3D printing is perfect. With the ability to create unique geometries capable of…

Series Production of 5G Car Antennas Made Possible with SLS 3D Printing

Civil antenna manufacturer Rhosoon Intelligent Technology is 3D printing 5G vehicle-mounted antennas. The devices execute high-performance communication for remote areas with weak network coverage and to support emergency services working…

3D Printed Antennas Improve RFID Tag Technology

Recent research shows a further convergence of 3D printing and antenna technology, as scientists from Barcelona explore a better way to improve radio frequency identification. With their findings released in…

3D Printing & More in Fabrication, Materials, Applications for Liquid Metal Antennas

International researchers are reviewing structure and design concepts for liquid metal antennas, along with examining and expanding applications where they could prove to be useful. Their findings are outlined in…

3D Printing Better Antennas for Millimeter-Wave Multi-Beam Applications

In the recently published ‘A 3D Printed Compact High-Efficiency Magneto-Electric Dipole Antenna Sub-Array for Millimeter-Wave Multi-Beam Applications,’ authors Liyue Zhao, Yujian Li, and Junhong Wang—all from Institute of Lightwave Technology,…

3D Printing News Briefs: December 2, 2019

We’re finishing up with formnext news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then moving on to a presentation and some business. Flightware presented its work on LPBF in-situ inspection…

3D Printing Antennas to Test Conductive Filament & 3D Printing Parameters

Researchers from Chile and Spain used a variety of samples to study settings for 3D printing samples in ‘Parametric Study of 3D Additive Printing Parameters Using Conductive Filaments on Microwave…

Korean Researchers 3D Printing with Liquid Metal

In ‘High Resolution, reconfigurable printing of liquid metals with three-dimensional structures’ authors Young-Geun Park, Hyeon Seok An, Ju-Young Kim, and Jang-Ung Park explore a new technique outside the usual realm…

German Aerospace Center: Creating 3D Printed Polymer Antennas for Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Systems

Thesis student Jan Reifenhäuser at the Koblenz University of Applied Sciences explores the uses of 3D printing in creating improved antennas for multiple applications, outlined in ‘Investigation of a Plastic…

Research Duo Uses Simulation and PLA to Make Lightweight 3D Printed Antenna Prototype

While most 3D printed antennas are made with metal, two researchers from Turkey’s Yasar University recently completed a study about using PLA material to make a 3D printed conical corrugated horn…

US Air Force Awards nScrypt Research Company Contract for 3D Printed Conformal Phased Array Antenna Project

Florida-based nScrypt, which manufactures industrial systems for micro-dispensing and 3D printing, is already seeing its technology used for military applications with the US Army. But now the US Air Force has jumped…

Student Takes A Look at Several Metal 3D Printed Antennas for Thesis Paper

In a thesis entitled “Design of Microwave Components using Direct Metal Laser Sintering,” a Waterford Institute of Technology student named Deepak Shamvedi discusses using 3D printing to fabricate several microwave…

3D Printing Used to Develop the 5G Antennae of the Future

Engineers and researchers are always looking for ways to strengthen mobile connectivity. In a paper entitled “A Capacitive Coupled Patch Antenna Array With High Gain and Wide Coverage for 5G…

NextFlex Funding: Recipients Include Projects Regarding 3D Printed Antenna and Flexible Circuits

Formed as the result of an agreement between the US Department of Defense and FlexTech Alliance in 2015, NextFlex, America’s Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE) Manufacturing Institute, is a consortium made up of…

3D Printing 5G Telecommunication Technology

The telecommunications industry is currently front page news including the AT&T/Timewarner acquisitions, the pending Fox acquisition by Comcast or Disney and a new CEO at Verizon who is a technologist…

The Incredible Shrinking Antenna: 3D Printing Reduces 100 Components to 1

One thing that 3D printing is particularly good at doing is making things smaller. I’m not just talking about high-resolution 3D printers capable of 3D printing on the nanoscale, although…

Pulse Electronics’ New FluidWRITER System Prints Conductive Elements onto 3D Objects

As I am certain you are well aware, smaller is usually better when it comes to portable electronics. Whether it’s an iPod Nano, or smartphones approaching the thickness of credit…

SWISSto12 & ESA Partner to Continue Development of Lightweight 3D Printed Satellite Antennas

As with most new highly progressive technologies that seem to leap onto the scene out of nowhere, lighting the world afire with new products, materials, and inventions–it takes a while for them…

Researchers 3D Print an Amazing Compact Broadband Antenna

The advent of 3D printing techniques in the modern era has created a surging wave of interest within many manufacturing industries across the country and the world. And the rate…

SpaceX Launches First-ever Turkmenistan Satellite into Orbit, Bears 3D Printed Strut

The true generosity of Turkmenistan toward their people in terms of launching a new satellite system for ‘helping’ with entertainment and news is rather dubious, coming from a draconian isolationist government that…

Fractal Antenna Systems Stays Ahead with 3D Design and Printing

A fractal element antenna is shaped using what’s known as fractal geometry, or a “self similar” complex pattern built from the repetition of a simple shape. It’s the qualities of…