As if there weren't enough
"almost theres" in the world of printable circuits
, now we've got yet another team developing their own iteration of a printing press for electronics. The group, which includes scientists from DuPont
and Organic ID, has reportedly "fabricated a printing plate used to print the source-drain level of an array of thin-film transistors," essentially solving some of the low-resolution constraints seen on prior competition. The goal is to eventually posses the ability to "print large, flexible circuits
using machines similar to printing presses," and while it seems to be a ways from commercialization, initial testing and comparisons to more traditionally-created transistors have produced glowing results.
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