Voltera build products that enable you to print rigid, soft, flexible or stretchable electronics – optimising research and development productivity at your desk.
How we’re changing electronics
Unlocking new possibilities
The future of electronics will be cost effective, lightweight, bendable, and integrated into structures. Our platforms unlock these possibilities for a competitive advantage.
Enabling materials freedom
Additive technology offers materials freedom — for inks and substrates — creating new applications in wearable electronics, biomedical devices, printed sensors, and more.
Lowering iteration time
Digital, additive prototyping is fast compared to alternative methods. Iterate designs without needing to invest or waiting for tooling, reducing costs and accelerating design outcomes.
No contract manufacturers, no minimum order quantity, lower cost of entry, easier to use machines, and design freedom. Additive prototyping solves problems you didn’t even know you had.
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A Compatibility Guide for Inks and Substrates
If you’re new to additive electronics or flexible hybrid electronics, you probably have a lot of questions when it comes to materials compatibility. When you’re printing with materials, you typically begin with one of two questions:
1. I have this thing and I want to print on it — what ink can I use?
2. I have this ink — what can it print on?
For some categories of inks, there are a lot of variables that determine what you can print on — especially if you’re printing onto soft, stretchable, or flexible substrates.
When you’re innovating in the field of flexible hybrid electronics, trying to figure out how to choose materials for your next project can feel a bit overwhelming. If you want to make informed decisions, you need to understand the factors that influence materials compatibility — ink composition, functional compatibility, curing method, and surface energy.
Warming Your Coffee with In-Mold Structural Electronics
For most adults around the world, brewing a hot cup of coffee is an established part of your morning routine. But when you have a busy day, it’s easy to get preoccupied and neglect your coffee until it cools to an unpleasant temperature
Duru Uluk, a Voltera test engineering intern, set out to find a solution to this problem. Her goal was to create an induction mug heater using NOVA and thermoforming the material, a method commonly seen with in-mold electronics (also known as in-mold structural electronics).
In-mold electronics (IME) processes involve printing conductive inks on moldable plastic films which are then thermoformed into a desired 3D shape.
Wearable Technology: Pocket Heater
Description: This wearable pocket heater was developed to test the integration of printed electronics onto traditionally manufactured textiles. The wearable heater prototype was printed on Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU), then heat laminated onto the pocket of a pair of denim jeans.
Curing: 12 minutes at 130°C
Substrate: Dupont™ Micromax™ Intexar™ TE-11C TPU film
Our digital manufacturing platform for additive, or printed, electronics. Matt takes us through the anatomy of NOVA and what you can expect when you receive yours.