As there are many possibilities for using 3D printing of electronics – from prototyping printed circuit boards to printing antennas, sensors, capacitors and more. The latest innovation joining that list is passive components, such as inductors.
An inductor generally includes an insulated wire wound into a coil around a core. The inductor creates a magnetic field when electric current flows through it. Using Nano Dimension’s dielectric material as the core, a coil can be built up in a Gerber file with each circular layer connected with vias or in a 3D file (CAD model) as shown below.
The company’s groundbreaking Nano Dimension DragonFly Pro makes it possible to speed up development by quickly printing a design that includes multi-layer inductors and electrical contacts. Download Use Case DragonFly-AM-Inductors.
With the DragonFly Pro, implementing multiple stacked layers of coils and incorporating them in the board design is simplified. Examples of applications that can use printed inductors include torque sensors (through inductance), inductive or wireless charging, beam electronic adjustment, and electromagnets. Read more about Nano-Dimension.