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Explore the capabilities of integrating electronics directly into the environment.

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Bare Conductive

New Conductive Materials Changing IoT, Featuring Bare Conductive

The world of IoT has grown at a rate that is beyond what most had imagined. The capabilities to integrate electronics directly into the environment has allowed consumer products to be taken to the next level.

In this episode of The Current, Todd Baker speaks to Matt Johnson CEO and co-founder of Bare Electronics about the easy-to-use Bare Conductive printed conductive technology that can revolutionize where electronic circuits can be placed.

What is Printed Conductive Technology?

Printed Conductive Technology is a term coined by the recent rapid development of electronic devices that incorporate printed electronics into the designs. More and more materials have quickly become “circuit boards” equipped with components for electronic circuits.

How do printed electronics work?

The process of printed electronics is based on a method of combining certain materials to form a new way to manufacture electronics. By applying a solution-based conductive material using printing equipment, electrical devices can be created in applications such as inkjet printing, screen print, lithography and more. With this innovative method of printing conductive material, circuits, capacitive sensors, and even antennas can be incorporated into plastics, wood, ceramics, fabric, and so much more to allow for a wide array of applications. 

Applications and Benefits of Printed Conductive Technology


  • Integrated interfaces and switches in smart surfaces
  • Sensors such as occupancy and water
  • Wearables
  • Interactive walls
  • Active clothing


  • Cost-saving
  • Faster printing techniques
  • Simpler production and ease of use

Challenges of Printed Electronics

  • Printing patterns
  • Hardware integration
  • Software development
  • Requirements for leveraging manufacturing processes and materials

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