Since the very beginning, human life has enjoyed a versatile nature. This versatility has popped up time and time again; helping us put-together an inclusive overall experience. Now, when are you able to do that, it almost naturally segways into becoming a more complete version of yourself. Taking the said detail to heart, human beings have not only focused on achieving unique experiences, but they have also tried comprehensively to open up many new avenues that were all specifically designed to bolster the wisdom pool for us. While each of these avenues must be treated in a different manner to acknowledge their exclusive impact on the world, we can’t really go without mentioning the one that overshadowed the rest. Yes, we are talking about technology. Technology is such a force today mainly because how it helped us in discovering a whole new part of our individuality. The discovery on a granular level eventually led to something special on a bigger scale, thus triggering a generational shift. After reinventing literally every area within our spectrum, technology is now gearing up to take an aim at the next big thing, with the creation’s latest step delivered quite recently by University of Minnesota Twin Cities.
The researching team at University of Minnesota Twin cities has successfully developed a 3D-printed flexible OLED display. If the method used here proves to be sustainable, then you are practically looking at a future where you no longer have to spend on getting a broken display fixed, as you’ll be able to dish out a new one at your home itself. According to certain reports, the researchers combined two primary methods of 3D printing and produced the basic six layers any functional display requires. These two methods saw them enlisting extrusion printing for making electrodes, encapsulation, insulation, and interconnects. Following that step, active layers were spray painted at room temperature.
It’s not the first time we have gone ahead with something of this sort. However, every time the world has done so, it has either observed issues concerning light uniformity or in some cases, the methods in place ended up posing a challenge due to their inaccessibility from the general public’s standpoint. Even the latest attempt has various questions to answer. For instance, the developed prototype apparently only managed a width of 1.5, whereas its resolution settled upon just 64 pixels, both the elements falling way below the established benchmark. Nevertheless, assuming we do crack this code, it will easily switch up the entire tech landscape beyond recognition.