Session 10: Direct Write & 3D Printing II
Printed Wireless Sensor Demonstration
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
2:35 PM - 2:55 PM
Direct Digital Manufacturing consists of 3D printing, micro-dispensing, pick and place, precision milling and laser heating for a complete hands free packaging process. The uniqueness of this, is all of the processes are on a single platform. For high volume production using this digital approach, the future is to connect several machines together and uses multiple nozzles in each machine. This has the advantage of shrinking the electronic package, making it water proof, making it custom fit or wrap and also flexible as needed.
Dr. Kenneth Church received his B.S. in physics and electrical engineering in 1988 and 1989 respectively and M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering in 1991 and 1994, respectively. He is the founder of Sciperio Inc., a research company for advanced innovation. Sciperio has worked and developed in a wide range of technical areas to include electronics, antennas, tissue engineering, water and sensors. Funding for these efforts have come from a variety of private and government entities. Technologies and companies have spun out of Sciperio which include nScrypt (a capital equipment company) and VaxDesign (a rapid vaccine test company). In addition to working with Sciperio he is Chairman of the Board and CEO for nScrypt and Chairman of the Board for Newton Cyberfacturing (3D printed electronic contract manufacturing company). He is a Trustee for the 1213 Charitable Trust (non-profit organization for disadvantaged children) and he is a Research Faculty member at the University of Texas El Paso. Dr. Church has managed numerous R&D projects funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Army, the Department of Justice, Missile Defense Agency (MDA), OCAST, National Institutes of Health (NIH), NASA and various private institutions. He has authored over seventy-five technical papers and has given numerous invited presentations. He has more than a twenty patents/patents pending.