Flexible Printed Heaters are simple warming elements that are screen printed on flexible materials. Through careful control of design elements and the deposition of functional inks, flexible printed heaters can be made to specific operating parameters and can be customized according to user requirements.
Conventional heaters are heavy to transport, take up space, and can also fail due to faulty wires or coils. Printed heaters can be a solution to all these problems. Printed heaters are used in heated garments, automotive and medical applications, etc.
Benefits of Flexible Printed Heater include:
Thin and flexible
Simple and lightweight
Can be easily incorporated into products
Durable in harsh environments
Printed Flexible Heater is an emerging technology that has grown with an increased demand for wearable electronics and other devices. As these devices are very thin and lightweight, the need for such devices increases.
There is a wide range of applications for Printed Flexible Heater. This is because of their thin and flexible nature, and the ease with which they can be integrated into various substrates.
In order to tailor print solutions according to your specific needs, our team use their knowledge, research as well as development at the interface between science and industry. Our R&D team has a solid understanding of the materials, processes and printing technologies that are essential for the development of flexible and hybrid electronic systems.
Developments by our team include printed flexible heater. printed flexible heater are an evolution of membrane switches and use a similar design principle. printed flexible heater are highly sensitive to resistance when applied pressure. More the pressure applied to the surface of the sensor, lower is the resistance. They are widely used in industrial applications, including automotive sensors, computer input devices, interactive toys, medical dispensing, musical instruments and sports equipment to name a few.
Printed Flexible Heater
Linepro has also developed Flexible Printed Heater also known as printed force sensor.
Heating elements are light in weight, thin and produce heat rapidly in uniform fashion with no hotspot and require less power to operate. There are no wires involved, and also the heater can self-regulate which essentially reduces fear associated with overheating and other safety concerns.