(email@example.com) KTO Karatay University, Konya, Turkey
Dr. Ravi Kumar Arya
(firstname.lastname@example.org) NIT Delhi, India
The last decade has witnessed the rise of inkjet-printing, additive manufacturing (3D-printing) technologies that have nowadays applications in a wide range of areas including electromagnetics and communications. This rapid rise along with the fall of the cost related to the development of
such devices fabricated using these emerging technologies has boosted their wide adoption. The 3D printing industry is estimated to be worth over $10 billion. At the same time, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a growing field and has many applications from logistics and supply chain to materials management and patient tracking. In such a context, 3D-printing manufacturing applied to RFID is enabling the development of challenging and flexible antennas and tags that have higher efficiency and compactness. Moreover, the 3D printed antennas can now have complex and conformal shapes with the utilisation of special material profiles. This session will be dedicated to the presentation of innovative RFID systems or components such as antennas and tags designed and fabricated using inkjet-printing and additive manufacturing technologies. Novel and unpublished works related to these manufacturing techniques applied to RFID are welcome.