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Research Article

A Simple, Low-Cost Conductive Composite Material for 3D Printing of Electronic Sensors

  • Simon J. Leigh mail,

    s.j.leigh@warwick.ac.uk

    Affiliation: School of Engineering, University of Warwick, Coventry, Warwickshire, United Kingdom

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  • Robert J. Bradley,

    Affiliation: GKN Aerospace, Filton, Bristol, United Kingdom

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  • Christopher P. Purssell,

    Affiliation: School of Engineering, University of Warwick, Coventry, Warwickshire, United Kingdom

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  • Duncan R. Billson,

    Affiliation: School of Engineering, University of Warwick, Coventry, Warwickshire, United Kingdom

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  • David A. Hutchins

    Affiliation: School of Engineering, University of Warwick, Coventry, Warwickshire, United Kingdom

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  • Published: November 21, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0049365

About the Authors

Simon J. Leigh, Christopher P. Purssell, Duncan R. Billson, David A. Hutchins
School of Engineering, University of Warwick, Coventry, Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Robert J. Bradley
GKN Aerospace, Filton, Bristol, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: s.j.leigh@warwick.ac.uk

Competing Interests

One of the authors, R J Bradley is presently employed by GKN Aerospace as an Additive Manufacturing R&D Centre Manager, however the authors believe there are no competing interests arising from this affiliation. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials. There are no planned patents or commercial products resulting from this work.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SJL RJB DRB DAH. Performed the experiments: SJL CPP. Analyzed the data: SJL CPP. Wrote the paper: SJL RJB.