Direct Printing of Circuit Boards Using Aerosol Jet ®

  title={Direct Printing of Circuit Boards Using Aerosol Jet ®},
  author={Kurt K. Christenson and Jason A. Paulsen and Michael J. Renn and Kelley McDonald and Justin Bourassa},
Printed Circuit boards (PCBs) are traditionally fabricated using subtractive technologies such as lithography and etching. Discrete passive and active components are typically attached by pick and place and then connected using wire bonding and soldering. In this paper we show that direct printing can replace many of the traditional steps and consequently allow circuits to be fabricated on novel substrates and 3D geometries. Specifically, we report on the integration of Aerosol Jet with the… CONTINUE READING