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Sensors 2017, 17(5), 1166; doi:10.3390/s17051166

The Boom in 3D-Printed Sensor Technology

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Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute, Shenzhen 518055, China
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Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University, Shenzhen 518055, China
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Open Fiesta, Tsinghua University, Shenzhen 518055, China
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia 19104, PA, USA
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Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
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Received: 31 January 2017 / Revised: 20 April 2017 / Accepted: 4 May 2017 / Published: 19 May 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Micro and Nanofabrication Technologies for Biosensors)

Abstract

Future sensing applications will include high-performance features, such as toxin detection, real-time monitoring of physiological events, advanced diagnostics, and connected feedback. However, such multi-functional sensors require advancements in sensitivity, specificity, and throughput with the simultaneous delivery of multiple detection in a short time. Recent advances in 3D printing and electronics have brought us closer to sensors with multiplex advantages, and additive manufacturing approaches offer a new scope for sensor fabrication. To this end, we review the recent advances in 3D-printed cutting-edge sensors. These achievements demonstrate the successful application of 3D-printing technology in sensor fabrication, and the selected studies deeply explore the potential for creating sensors with higher performance. Further development of multi-process 3D printing is expected to expand future sensor utility and availability. View Full-Text
Keywords: 3D printing; sensors; additive manufacturing 3D printing; sensors; additive manufacturing
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Xu, Y.; Wu, X.; Guo, X.; Kong, B.; Zhang, M.; Qian, X.; Mi, S.; Sun, W. The Boom in 3D-Printed Sensor Technology. Sensors 2017, 17, 1166.

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