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RF characterization of 3D printed flexible materials-NinjaFlex Filaments

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Microwave Week 2015: "Freedom Through Microwaves", EuMW 2015 - Conference Proceedings; 2015 45th European Microwave Conference Proceedings, EuMC
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9782874870392
Publication statusPublished - 2 Dec 2015
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event45th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2015 - Paris, France
Duration: 7 Sep 201510 Sep 2015


Conference45th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2015


The additive manufacturing technique of 3D printing has become increasingly popular for designs that have been previously unachievable due to cost and design complexity. Due to the special mechanical properties of NinjaFlex [1], there is great potential for its use in the 3D printed fabrications of numerous RF applications, such as strain sensors and wearable RF devices. This paper investigates for the first time the RF properties of various NinjaFlex filaments of varying densities utilizing the ring resonator approach, while these properties are verified on a 3D printed patch antenna topology.


  • 3D printing, flexible electronics, materiel characterization, NinjaFlex, patch antenna, RF, stretchable, UHF band