Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Engineering Technology

Committee Chair

W. Daniel Leon-Salas

Committee Member 1

John P. Denton

Committee Member 2

Mark French

Committee Member 3

Jose M. Garcia


The purpose of this project was to design a low-cost printer for prototyping circuits on flexible substrates using conductive and dielectric inks. Computer numeric controlled (CNC) machines are capable of conducting precise movements quickly and are commonly used for additive and subtractive manufacturing. A CNC machine is developed to add conductive ink to substrates utilizing an extrusion-based printing method. Usage of this extrusion method has the possibility of printing flexible electronics and being used for rapid electronic prototyping. This research will further expand on the capabilities of conductive inks and the substrates in which they can be applied.