Microwave Components Realized by Additive Manufacturing Techniques
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This paper presents an overview of the use of additive manufacturing (AM) technologies for the implementation of microwave components. Two major technological solutions, based on the AM of plastic materials, are discussed: in the former case, the AM plastic is used as a dielectric material that constitutes the component. Conversely, in the latter case, the plastic material is a mere support of the metallization, thus avoiding the contact of the AM plastic with the electromagnetic field and reducing losses. Several examples are illustrated and discussed, to highlight benefits and limitations of AM techniques in the current scenario of microwave applications.
KeywordsAdditeve manufacturing, microwave components, microwave filters, slab waveguides, microwave sensors
Document typePeer reviewed
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SourceRadioengineering. 2020 vol. 29, č. 1, s. 1-9. ISSN 1210-2512
- 2020/1