A wide variety of applications for RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) can be found in everyday life, be it when paying at a supermarket cash register terminal, driving past a toll gate or checking out books from a library. But the contactless storage and reading of data plays a particularly important role in manufacturing and logistics. The comprehensive RFID Starter Kit from Schreiner Services easily paves the way into this modern technology and helps prevent potential challenges.
Stora Enso Intelligent Packaging is expanding the selection of the sustainable ECO RFID product family with a tag collection that is specifically designed for food & beverage items. Part of the new ECO RFID Food & Beverage Collection is the world’s first paper tag for microwave-safe use, ECO Meal.
House key, wallet, health insurance card, hotel key card — a smart finger ring could replace all these in the future. Produced by a 3D printing process, the ring has an integrated RFID chip, tamper-proof, sealed and invisible. The technology of integrating electronics during 3D printing can of course be used for other applications too. The multifunctional ring was developed by a research team at Fraunhofer Institute for Casting, Composite and Processing Technology IGCV.