3D Printed Passive Sensors—An Overview

Vishal R. Mehta, Nuggehalli M. Ravindra

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Recent advances in 3D printed passive sensors have opened up new markets in a variety of applications. In order to function, passive sensors do not need any outside power and directly create an output response. These sensors either measure pressure or humidity or temperature or smoke or gases such as ammonia, SO2, CO, and CO2. Advanced 3D filaments/materials are enabling industry to design and manufacture reliable, accurate, and cost-effective sensors rapidly to address the requirements of food and drug industry, monitoring the environment, and biomedical, renewable energy, soft robotics-related applications. The paper will highlight improvements in the manufacture of these sensors and present various case studies. A summary of the market shares of 3D printed sensors will be presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTMS 2021 150th Annual Meeting and Exhibition Supplemental Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783030652609
StatePublished - 2021
Event150th Annual Meeting and Exhibition of The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, TMS 2021 - Pittsburgh, United States
Duration: Mar 15 2021Mar 18 2021

Publication series

NameMinerals, Metals and Materials Series
ISSN (Print)2367-1181
ISSN (Electronic)2367-1696


Conference150th Annual Meeting and Exhibition of The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, TMS 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


  • 3D printing
  • Passive
  • Sensors


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