The world's first 3D printed flexible OLED screen could revolutionize the 3D printing industry by allowing people to print their displays at home.
The University of Minnesota team just announced a breakthrough in 3D printing technology: the world's first 3D printed flexible OLED screen. While the display itself is small (1.5 inches wide) and only has 64 pixels, the team believes their process can be improved to develop more complex displays in the future. Also, the technology is so simple that it can be replicated at home. This opens up a range of new opportunities for 3D printed displays, from gaming to education to healthcare.
While the technology is still in its early stages, it's exciting to think about what the future might hold. The team used a professional expensive 3D printer, so it may be a while before we start printing our displays at home. However, the team hopes that the technology can eventually be adapted for wider applications, such as soft electronics and wearables. In the meantime, we just have to keep an eye out for the next big announcement for 3D printed displays.
OLED screens are an integral part of the future, and if we can start printing our OLED displays at home instead of relying on companies, we'll be one step closer to a more efficient and environmentally friendly world. (Via)