Screen printed sensors fabricated on non-planar surfaces by water transfer print
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Devising a cost effective way to fabricate sensors onto non-planar surfaces is of particular interest in many
industrial applications such as condition monitoring or process controlling. This paper presents a low cost and
low tech alternative approach for the fabrication of sensors on non-planar substrates in a two-step process.
Screen printing is used to create a 2D pattern of the sensor on a water transfer foil which, in a second step, is
transferred on a non-planar substrate using water transfer printing. We demonstrate the feasibility of this water
transfer technique by fabricating a strain as well as a temperature sensor, which are both characterized and
compared with state of the art screen printed sensors on planar substrates.