Direct-write printing of an RF-MEMS Cantilever

A. Md Numan-Al-Mobin, R. Shankar, W. M. Cross, J. Kellar, K. W. Whites, D. E. Anagnostou

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This paper presents the manufacturing of a simple RF MEMS cantilever ohmic contact switch using only a custom made silver nanoparticulate ink and PMMA [poly(methyl methacrylate)]. The manufacturing is additive in nature and only the PMMA layer is subtractive. The MEMS switch is printed on Kapton substrate using an Optomec Aerosol Jet printer. Then, it is cured at 200°C. Finally it is soaked in chloroform to remove the PMMA layer and complete the process. The printed MEMS were tested successfully and results are presented here.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium (APSURSI)
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781479935406
ISBN (Print)9781479935383
Publication statusPublished - 22 Sep 2014
Event2014 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium - Tenesse, Memphis, United States
Duration: 6 Jul 201411 Jul 2014


Conference2014 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium
Abbreviated titleAPSURSI
CountryUnited States


  • Direct-Write
  • Flexible Electronics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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