Voltera V-One is a recently created startup that has just won the first prize in the annual competition James Dyson Award, an important award that has been given to them thanks to the creation of a peculiar 3D printer with which directly Any user will be able to print their own PCB ICs anywhere and without the need for technical and chemical knowledge, thus saving, above all, considerable time in the development of complex electronic systems.
If you have ever faced this type of development, surely you know how frustrating it can be to create one of these plates and that for some reason, during its creation process, everything does not finally work as it should. Voltera V-One proposes that it be a 3D printer that creates this type of PCB prototypes quickly and economically so that later you only have to dedicate yourself to soldering the necessary components to make it work.
According to Alroy Almeida, one of the founders of the Voltera V-One company:
In a world where 3D printing has vastly revolutionized the way we make bascosas, the way of prototyping internal circuit boards is quite archaic.
Going into a little more detail, what Voltera V-One has achieved is to create a printer that can make use of conductive and insulating inks so that, on the right basis, create fully functional two-layer ICs. On the other hand, this printer is capable of applying welding where it is needed, so engineers only have to add components and wait for the system itself to do its job.
For the moment it is true that we are talking about «just»A prototype, a unique model that thanks to the funding obtained by winning this famous competition may begin serial production, something that is sure to delight many electronics fans and engineers.