Using robot-assisted inkjet printing, printed electronics on 3D surfaces can be integrated into serial production (photo: Biermann&Jung)


Exhibitions / Events

Printed electronics in 3D, also known as 3D structural electronics, equip all kinds of objects with additional electronic functions. LOPEC, the international exhibition and conference for the printed electronics industry taking place in Munich, Germany, from 24 to 26 March 2020, will provide information about production processes, applications and the potential of the technology.

 
Fraunhofer researchers intend to develop a methodology that combines biotechnology processes with low-energy electron-beam technology (photo: Fraunhofer FEP)


Companies / Markets

The Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP (Dresden, Germany) has been utilising electron-beam technology for decades in the development of cleaning, sterilisation, and surface-modification processes and systems. Fraunhofer researchers from the Medical and Biotechnological Applications division (MBA) now intend to develop a methodology that combines biotechnology processes with low-energy electron-beam technology. Moreover, this hybrid methodology will be combined with existing FEP expertise in the area of sensor technology. The anticipated research programme will be presented at the MedtecLIVE trade show in Nuremberg, Hall 10, Booth No. 10.0.513, taking place from 31 March – 2 April 2020.

 
The clean room facilities at TactoTek (photo: TactoTek)


Companies / Markets

TactoTek (Oulu, Finland) and Marquardt are developing an injection-moulded structural electronics (IMSE) solution for a leading automotive OEM in their first collaboration project. The pre-development project is for a specific vehicle family and includes full automotive validation of the IMSE parts.

 
At the end of January, PRINSE’20 was held in Oulu, Finland (photo: PrintoCent)


Exhibitions / Events

The PrintoCent community has organised the world’s biggest theme week around printed intelligence. Main event of the week was the PRINSE’20 seminar, which covered topics including eco-efficiency and sustainability, structural electronics, intelligent diagnostics and the emerging capacity growth in roll-2-roll manufacturing industry with over 60 industry speakers.

 
The Frontier DynaCoat (photo: Delta ModTech)


Exhibitions / Events

Delta ModTech (Minneapolis, Minnesota) offers converting and coating equipment solutions for manufacturing a variety of printed electronics parts. At its LOPEC stand in Munich (25-26 March), the company’s engineers will be on-site to discuss specific applications and challenges attendees are facing.