FOUR IS BETTER THAN THREE
Those who write scripts for crime dramas are devoted to TLA’s (Three Letter Acronyms) and so the viewers are bombarded with OCG’s, DSO’s, SOCO’s, RTA’s, etc etc. We prefer the FLA (Four Letter Acronym) which is an improvement on some our own industry TLA’s such as PTH, PCB, MLB, and one excellent example SAGE – soft and green electronics. Never heard of this? Ah well, if you register now for the next EIPC TECHNICAL SNAPSHOT WEBINAR then you will find out all about it.
We will have four speakers:- Matti Mäntysalo from Tampere University will show how Printed Electronics enables a novel form factor – soft and stretchable electronics.
Dr.ir. Ashok Sridhar from the TNO Holst Centre will introduce printed electronics for the next generation of automotive interiors. Nano Dimension, Chris Garden will look at the Current Applications and Outlook of AME Additively Manufactured Electronics aka. And finally it will be down to 3D Printed Electronics, from SUSS MicroTec, Luca Gautero who will help you find the right partner for Inkjet Deposition of Solder Mask for PCB Production.
Each speaker will speak for 15 minutes and we will end again with a Q&A.
Moderator Martyn Gaudion, Polar Instruments
‘Printed Electronics enables novel form factor – soft and stretchable electronics’
Author: Matti Mäntysalo; Professor of Electronics with Tampere University.
Chronic diseases require continuing medical care and limits the daily activities of patients. Digital health solutions, such as wearable electronics, enable transition from discrete monitoring to continuous monitoring. However, current body-worn sensors and wearable electronic devices are based on miniaturized form of conventional rigid electronics, which leads to bulky and uncomfortable devices and will prevent the further adoption of the technology. The circuit board of the system defines the size, shape, and form factor of the unit, leading typically to bulky and clumsy wearable systems. Unlike traditional electronics, printed intelligence enables fabrication of devices that are thin, flexible, and stretchable. This presentation will focus on fabrication of printed soft and stretchable electronics.
‘Printed Electronics for next-gen automotive interiors’
Author: Dr.ir. Ashok Sridhar, Senior Business Development Manager & Start-up Specialist, TNO Holst Centre
Printed Electronics technologies are enabling a wide range of applications across multiple domains, such as personalized healthcare devices, in-mold structural electronics, and even microLED displays.
In the first part of this presentation, an overview of essential building blocks of printed electronics, both current and emerging, will be provided. The second part will focus on how printed electronics is enabling next-generation automotive interiors. Concrete examples of printed electronics-enabled human-machine interfaces and sensing systems will be discussed.
‘Current Applications and Outlook of AME Additively Manufactured aka. 3D printed Electronics’
Author: Chris Garden, Nano Dimension, Israel
By 2029 the market for Additively Manufactured Electronics (AME) aka 3D printed electronics is estimated to be worth $2.3-3.9bn. “The market for professional PCB prototyping is currently growing very rapidly, almost entirely due to market leader Nano Dimension, and has already overtaken the consumer and education.” [HARROP 2019]. The paper discusses current applications and outlook for the new production technology with focus on Nano Dimensions AME Technology. Nano Dimension (Nasdaq: NNDM) is a provider of intelligent machines for the fabrication of Additively Manufactured Electronics.
‘The Right Partner for Inkjet Deposition of Solder Mask for PCB Production’
Author: Luca Gautero
SUSS MicroTec is an experienced equipment supplier that enters now the PCB manufacturing world with an additive solder mask deposition. Inkjet printing is presented as a solution to issues of traditional technology. The suitability of the SUSS JETx-M Solder Mask comes from attentive functional design which starts from PCB manufacturing goals. Multiple years of production at PCB manufacturing site show the maturity and acceptance. A description of the process and the timing involved provides a good understanding of an overall cost of ownership. The SUSS JETx-M Solder Mask supports the market to step into the additive manufacture.
For EIPC members the webinar is free of charge; for non-members the fee is € 50,-.