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Combating the Coffee-Ring Effect With New Printing Technique For Electronics

The coffee-ring effect is something we can observe every day. But what is just a slight annoyance for us, is a challenging issue for scientists. Now, a team of researchers has found a way to combat the hindering effect with new inks, thereby enabling large-scale printing of electronic devices with simple inkjet technology.

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Printing the Internet of Things to Save the Environment

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is looking forward to an exciting future. Although it is going to entail many advantages, some experts are concerned about its environmental impact. After all, it will comprise more than 200 billion connected devices by 2021 resulting in a huge amount of e-waste due to the batteries needed in order to power them. But Finnish researchers are already searching for a solution.

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Korean Scientists Invent Inkjet that Prints Electric Circuits and Super Caps

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With printed electronics the two industries engineering and printing come together. Due to the developments in this sector we are able to print solar cells or flexible electronics. A recent invention might shake the world of printed electronics and take it one step further. The Korean battery scientist Sang-Young Lee from has now turned a normal inkjet printer into a machine that prints electronic circuits and supercapacitors (energy storing devices).

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Future Links April 6th

Here are our daily links with the most important news from the printing industry. Today they feature ebay’s branded cardboard boxes, a 3D printed modular drone, MIT scientists discovering a way to print solids and liquids simultaneously, Xerox managed print services for a large law firm, experts looking for packaging to minimize food waste, Wohlers’ predictions for the 3D printing market and new on the drupa blog: A water bottle that leaves no waste behind.

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