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Fiber-Filled Photopolymers — How We Developed a 3D Printable Dielectric Polymer for Radio Frequency Applications

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Advanced photopolymers are leading the next wave of 3D printing technology innovations. However, the development of these materials is advancing faster than software and hardware capabilities — leaving resins stuck on the shelf with no way to be processed. There are a host of technical challenges related to printing filled systems, and it is difficult to find tool sets available to materials developers. 

In this presentation, you’ll learn how Fortify and Rogers Corporation worked together to overcome processing challenges in order to develop and print viscous and heavily filled dielectric photopolymers. We will discuss the technical challenges and solutions related to processing particle-filled systems, including an overview of the technology that makes this possible. Rogers Corporation will present materials characterization data and RF antenna lens data to demonstrate the viability of the proposed solutions. This case study showcases real GRIN (Gradient Refractive Index) devices that have the potential of manufacturing at scale. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how RF lenses are designed, 3D printed and tested.
  • Define the key challenges in developing fiber-filled photopolymer resins.
  • Phil Lambert
    Lead Customer Solutions Engineer
    Fortify
  • Trevor Polidore
    New Product Development Group Leader at Rogers Corporation
    Rogers Corporation