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Laser technology for the metal functionalization of textiles

Validation of a completely new technique for creating smart, electrically conductive textiles using laser technology

The Carnot MICA Institute has just validated a completely new technique for creating smart, electrically conductive textiles using laser technology. By using their specific skills, IFTH, ICS and IREPA LASER have succeeded in creating conductive paths by selectively depositing metal by laser without any degradation of the various textile substrates. Never used before, this technique allowed them to create fabrics capable of reacting to electrical currents. What’s more, MICA experts have achieved a much higher level of conductivity than traditional high-cost silver particle-based methods, using aluminium to create these circuits.

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