Xerox Develops Ink To Print Circuits On Nearly Anything

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Wearable electronics aren't news, but being able to make them cheaply and easily is. Xerox has developed an ink with which you can print circuits onto plastic, film, fabric, and nearly anything you can think of.

From more durable, flexible electronics to nifty, wearable gear to cheap, throw away gadgets, the possible applications will be endless the day Xerox's "silver bullet" ink hits the market. Despite the lack of details on when that'll actually happen or what sort of equipment will be required for the actual printing process, I'm already daydreaming about pants with all sorts of gadgetry built in. [Venture Beat]

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This isn't new. There was a university in the UK doing this about 15 years ago. They were trying to get industrial backing for it, but I don't think they ever managed to. One of their guys came for an interview at my group (different university). #xeroxprintablecircuits