08 Feb '18, 3pm

AFRL, NextFlex leverage open-source community to create flexible circuit system - Edwards Air Force Base

AFRL, NextFlex leverage open-source community to create flexible circuit system - Edwards Air Force Base

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFNS) -- Lightweight, low-cost and flexible electronic systems are the key to next-generation smart technologies for military as well as consumer and commercial applications. An Air Force Research Laboratory-led project in conjunction with NextFlex, America’s Flexible Hybrid Electronics Institute, has resulted in the first ever, functional samples of flexible Arduino circuit board systems made by using a flexible hybrid electronics manufacturing process, setting the stage for smart technologies for the internet of things and sensor applications like wearable devices. “The possibilities for FHE (flexible hybrid electronics) technology are virtually limitless,” said Dr. Benjamin Leever, AFRL Advanced Development Team leader and NextFlex government chief technology officer. “Proving the manufacturability of this technology through an ope...

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