Printed Electronics Symposium in Nuremberg to focus on mobility and life science


Printed electronics: thin – flexible – lightweight. These attributes allow successful use of the technology in the fields of mobility and life science.

Under the technical direction of Wolfgang Mildner, managing director of MSWtech, the printed electronics symposium in Nuremberg (4 and 5 July) will present technological possibilities, advantages and development potentials for the printing of electronic functions on the basis of conventional and organic materials.

On the first day printed electronics under the aspect ‘mobility’ will be discussed. In addition to being used in lighting (OLEDs) or as power supply in OPV, the technology is integrated in conductive structures such as antennas or sensor applications.

For capacitive touchscreens or touch-sensitive surfaces printed electronics offers well-integrated, flexible and lightweight solutions. Their design allows free shaping through plastic injection moulding and 3D printing. In addition to the freedom of design, energy efficiency, the lightweight design and the good integrability are important arguments in favour of the use of 'printed electronics'.

On the second day, 'life science' applications of printed electronics are presented in the medical and healthcare sector as well as for the sports sector.

The solutions here also need to be as thin as possible, lightweight, flexibly designed or even stretchable. Clinic operators, doctors and executives in the health sector can learn about the potential of printed electronics in wearables, fitness trackers, smart patches with sensors used for temperature tracking or data collection for ECG and EEG.

The two-day symposium covers the topics through lectures on novel materials down to questions of manufacturing. The event will take place at Energie Campus Nürnberg and is hosted by FAPS-IPC GmbH.

Caption: A skin display enabled by printed electronics (photo: W. Mildner)

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