the Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute (KERI) announced the development of a technology that enables the use of graphene for 3D printing, which is supposed to significantly improve the manufacture of flexible and wearable devices.
Their technology enables the 3D printing of objects using metal, plastic and graphene, and can be applied to diverse industrial segments with printed electronics particularly in mind.
The KERI team stated that their new 3D nano printer is capable of controlling its injection nozzle with supreme precision, monitoring the printing process in high definition video to manufacture nanometer level objects. The graphene printed objects are said to be conductive, as well as chemically and structurally stable and durable.
KERI said it has moved to patent this technology and proceed with follow-up research to commercialize it, which they say should take about three years.