work to improve the process and envisions the enablement of print-on-demand electronics that show potential for small and inherently flexible lines of production and end-user products, Schindler said.
"From our proof of concept, we're paving a road toward optimization," she said. "Just imagine supermarkets printing their own smart tags or public transport providers customizing multifunctional tickets on demand. Wearables that explicitly require flexible electronics may also benefit.”
Once the work is optimized, the costs for such a printer to develop electronics could drop to within the range of current inkjet printers, Schindler added.
Elizabeth Montalbano is a freelance writer who has written about technology and culture for more than 15 years. She currently resides in a village on the southwest coast of Portugal.