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Startups are the Most Vulnerable to Supply Chain Disruptions

As the world grapples with the ongoing medical crisis, the global supply chain is being forced into a major restructuring — and has never appeared...

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Staying Up When You’re Locked Down

First and most importantly, as of this writing everyone at Voltera is safe and symptom-free. We took action on this crisis early and set almost...

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There's No Such Thing as a Printed Electronics Engineer

I know what you must be thinking — “Hey Alroy, I know plenty of electronics engineers, and PCB stands for printed circuit board. Is printed...

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2018 Wrap Party

That’s it folks. 2018 is a wrap! We usually do a really bad job of celebrating our accomplishments. Who has time when you need to be heads down...

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Build Hardware So Fast You’ll Change Your Plans

Seeing is believing, especially for an engineer. At Voltera’s IDTechEx booth this year, Geoff Boyd of Coleridge Design Associates became a believer...

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Resistance, Resistivity & Sheet Resistance

You’ll often hear the terms resistance, resistivity, conductivity, sheet resistance, etc. thrown about. These are all related, and are different ways...

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Voltera is among Canada’s fastest growing startups!

Please keep your hands and arms inside the vehicle and remain seated at all times because Canadian Business and Macleans Magazine say this rocket...

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💪 Go Flex(ible LED Cube)

Did you know we have an in-house mad scientist here at Voltera? Sherman Qiu (University of Waterloo, Mechatronics Engineering), has spent the summer...

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You Spin Me Right Round (Like A Drill Bit)

In the few months since we released the Voltera V-One Drill we’ve had many users tell us that it has greatly improved the double-sided circuit...

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Drilling! You Asked. We Built.

We’re so incredibly, ridiculously, insanely, tremendously excited to announce the biggest update to the V-One platform to date. Let me introduce you...

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Voltera Wins Best Product Award!

The IDTechEx Show we were at last week is a pretty big deal. It brings together the leading companies in Printed Electronics (PE), Additive...

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Autodesk ❤ Voltera

EAGLE now has Voltera design blocks for even faster prototyping! They’ll be live in Version 8.3.4 but you can get them right now from their site...

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A big move for Voltera

We were caught off guard late last year with the rate V-Ones were flying off the shelves and ultimately ran out of inventory back in January — a good...

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938 Thank You’s to Close 2016

We’ve been so busy over the last few months that we haven’t had a chance to share all the excitement with you. Before that, we think it is time to...

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Voltera Ranks in Canada’s Top Growing Companies Yet Again!

Well, folks — we’ve done it again. The Globe and Mail’s list of Canada’s Top Growing Companies has been released, and Voltera has made the ranks

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Electronics Has a Moon-Landing Moment

With the advent of a truly flexible microprocessor, our collective dreams of incorporating electronics into everyday items, from your water bottle to

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What is Printed Electronics? Inkjet

Last time, we talked about conductive ink, the lifeblood of all additive electronics projects. Today, we're going to talk about how to choose the...

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What is Printed Electronics? Conductive Inks

Additive electronics offer whole new dimensions of possibility in electronics and hardware design. Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE) represent a...

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Fully 3D-printed carbon nanotube field emission electron sources with in-plane gate electrode

Field emission has a long history; it has been studied by researchers since the 1880’s. Propelling many breakthroughs in our fundamental understanding...

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Printing Self-Heating Carbon Fiber Composites for UAV Wings on the Voltera V-One

Today we’re going to dive into how Mohamad K. Idris and his colleagues at York University developed self-heating carbon fiber composites to be...

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How to Build A Product in a Lockdown

When the COVID-19 lockdowns began, Matt & Rana were in the midst of a hardware development project: creating a cartridge filler for tubes of...

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Voltera Again Recognized Among Canada's Fastest Growing Tech Companies

You’ve probably read a lot of posts this year that start with some variation of “in these uncertain times…” So as a kind of public service, Voltera...

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Ask an Expert: Talking Applications with Rudy Ghosh from NovaCentrix

Rudy Ghosh, Technical Program Lead at NovaCentrix, works with external partners to find printed electronics solutions to their problems.

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Hacking the Voltera V-One to Print Water Droplets

The V-One was designed to print double-sided PCBs but we know many of our users are hacking it to do more. In fact, we often help them do this.

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Electronic Building Blocks - Dev Kits

In our last post we broke every electronic device into the modules it is made up of. Those 8 building blocks are sensing, signal processing, storage...

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Rapid Prototyping of Microfluidics Using the V-One

Researchers around the world are constantly pushing the boundaries of science and the V-One is frequently becoming an invaluable tool in these...

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The Building Blocks of Electronics

What series of steps would you take to design a car? Don't worry, this isn't one of those interview questions that gauge your analytic thinking...

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Ask an Expert: Talking Conductive Ink with Mike Mastropeitro from ACI

Over the last 7 years, we’ve been fortunate to build strong friendships with many of the leaders in the Additive Electronics space. With 20 years...

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