PRINTED ELECTRONICS

WHAT ARE PRINTED ELECTRONICS?

Nelson-Miller and its division, Wilson Hurd, are an innovative leader in the production of printed electronics. From printed flex circuits to printed antennas, our experienced engineering team works closely with you to create a customized solution specific to your application. Our printed electronics packages are designed to provide superior performance, low cost, and high reliability.

Printed electronics are produced by combining the printing of conductive inks, with semi-automated and automated components assembly. The end result is a light-weight, flexible electrical device, developed with a cost effective production process.

PROCESSES

  • Printed, chemical etched, or laser etched traces
  • Custom automation and semiautomation
  • Custom shapes/patterns produced by:
    • Forming
    • Injection molding
    • Compression molding
    • Laser cutting
    • Die cutting
    • Dispensing
    • Curing
    • Encapsulating
    • Potting
    • Bending
Technician holding a flexible electric circuit layout

MATERIALS

  • Silver
  • Copper
  • Nickel
  • Gold
  • Silver/carbon
  • Transparent and conductive
  • Nano-wire/silver
  • Conductive polymers
  • Electrodes
  • Silver/Silver chloride (Ag/AgCl)
  • Silver
  • Dielectrics
  • Hydrogel
  • Pick and place

BACKLIGHTING YOUR PRINTED ELECTRONIC APPLICATION

If you would like to backlight your application, the construction would incorporate either light guides or LEDs for uniform lighting.  Other options for backlighting are fiber optic backlighting and EL backlighting.  Depending on the requirements of your application such as thickness preference, shape, environmental exposure, and other unique specifications, the backlighting options would vary and be selected specifically to fit the function of your device.  Using the latest LED powered lighting can reduce cost and reduce power used by a device.  Since many devices today are portable, this backlighting solution is more relevant than ever.

A variety of applications that use backlighting solutions are: remote controls, laboratory equipment, airplane dashboards, medical devices in dimly lit operating rooms, consumer appliances, such as coffee makers and microwaves, laptop keyboards, and many other applications that we all come in contact with daily or sporadically.

We have various backlighting samples that you can evaluate and consider for your application.  Please feel free to submit a sample request  and we’ll send you a variety of useful samples and tools you can experiment with for your application.

Printed electronic circuit printed onto flexible plastic injection molded component
Printed electronic circuitry integrated onto a cardiac monitoring fabric overlay
Printed electronic circuits printed onto plastic injection molding components
Complex sensor circuit printed onto plastic injection molding housing

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