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UK researchers develop 3D-printed mmWave antennas

Researchers at the University of Sheffield have developed 3D-printed radio antennas that could be used to bring mobile networks to people living in remote areas.

In a release, the University of Sheffield noted that these 3D-printed millimeter wave aerials are quicker and cheaper to produce than those currently used by the telecommunications industry, adding that they offer the same level of performance.

The mmWave aerials, which have been designed, made and tested by researchers from the University of Sheffield’s Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, have radio frequency performance that matches those produced using conventional manufacturing techniques, the university said.

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