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17-18 October 2023

Berlin, Germany

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Day 1 | 17 October

Keynote Presentations - Estrel Hall A
TechBlick
Khasha Ghaffarzadeh

TechBlick

Khasha Ghaffarzadeh

Welcome & Introduction

9.00AM

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Speakers from some of the world's leading companies will present on their requirements and research, with many new announcements. You will learn about the needs and case studies from key end-user companies. You will also hear about the latest innovations from companies involved in the fields of Printed, Flexible, Sustainable, Hybrid, Wearable, Textile, 3D, Structural and InMold Electronics

Meta
Kris Erickson

Meta

Kris Erickson

Additive Manufacturing for Future High Volume Manufacturing of Electronic Devices

9.10AM

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Recent advances in Additive Manufacturing (or 2D and 3D Print) have poised many of these technologies to displace or augment traditional electronics manufacturing methods, yet significant further advances are still needed in order to obtain broad adoption for high-volume manufacturing of electronics devices.

After presenting a view of how additive manufacturing methods could be leveraged for wearable AR/VR devices as well as highlighting the benefits of additive methods, I will dig into key areas where significant developments are still needed, including: component-level and device reliability; design tools; close-loop in-situ process monitoring; integrated manufacturing workflows; productivity and yield; and material properties. I will then conclude with a few application examples, highlighting unique solutions promised by additive methods as well as gaps which remain.

Driving Vision News
Paul Henri Matha

Driving Vision News

Paul Henri Matha

Electrical architecture, the new challenge of automotive lighting

9.30AM

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Volvo Car Corporation
Ignacio Cadenas

Volvo Car Corporation

Ignacio Cadenas

Electrical architecture, the new challenge of automotive lighting

9.30AM

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Signify
Ronald Maandonks

Signify

Ronald Maandonks

Additive manufacturing for lighting applications; state of the art and opportunities.”

9.50AM

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In this presentation, Ronald Maandonks will elaborate on Signify's efforts to drive the transition from a linear to a circular economy. He will highlight the significant advantages that technologies like additive manufacturing bring to customers, with a particular focus on 3D printed luminaires. These luminaires are purposefully designed to cater to specific needs and applications across various sectors.

Whether it's achieving performance enhancements with higher efficacies in lumen per watt (lm/W) or delivering superior light quality, meeting diverse aesthetic preferences through different colors, textures, or shapes, or enabling seamless system upgrades, the modular concept lies at the heart of addressing these requirements. By allowing for the exchange or addition of modules, this approach not only preserves the value of the product but also minimizes waste, leading to a substantial reduction in CO2 emissions.

Furthermore, this innovative method enhances local production capabilities, empowering the ability to manufacture where the products are sold. Overall, the presentation will shed light on Signify's commitment to sustainability, CO2 reduction, and waste reduction through its transformative approach to lighting solutions.

InkSpace Imaging
Ana Claudia Arias

InkSpace Imaging

Ana Claudia Arias

Innovative Screen-Printed MRI Coils: Enhancing Performance and Patient Comfort

10:10AM

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We introduce a groundbreaking advancement in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) coil technology that addresses key challenges in medical imaging. Leveraging screen-printing techniques, our approach results into flexible, lightweight MRI coil arrays with enhanced coil performance and better patient experience. We report on the design and characterization of a 12-channel RF receiver coil array, including signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) studies performed in phantoms, volunteers, and patients. Phantom tests involving the pediatric printed coil indicated noise covariance matrices on par with those of the commercial coil, with a minor SNR reduction for the printed coil. Our work included a comprehensive study that assess the performance and acceptance of a pediatric-sized screen-printed flexible MRI coil array, contrasting it with conventional coil technology. Study participants, ranging from 2 days to 12 years in age, underwent MRI scans using the pediatric printed array. The results were benchmarked against historical control subjects who were scanned using a commercial 32-channel cardiac array at 3 Tesla. A survey of caregivers and clinicians demonstrated strong acceptance of the printed coil, garnering an average score of 4.1 out of 5, indicating a preference for the printed coil. The diagnostic quality of images produced using the printed coil was highly rated, achieving a quality score of 4.5.

Exhibition Networking Event

10.40AM

TRACK 1 - Estrel Hall A
Wiliot
Joint presentations

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Wiliot

Ambient IoT – Scaling from billions to trillions, saving supply chains and the planet

11.30AM

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Steve Statler

Steve Statler

With ambient IoT standards emerging from IEEE and 3GPP and adoption of Bluetooth based ambient IoT rapidly scaling from hundreds of millions to billions, it’s important to understand this new segment of the Internet of Things. The original vision of a pervasive IoT was limited by low cost tags that required expensive infrastructure (RFID), or high cost tags with low cost infrastructure (cellular and LP WAN). Ambient IoT is on a trajectory to scale to trillions of connected things by having low-cost tags and low or even no cost infrastructure. In this talk we review the emerging standards, architecture, and applications for ambient IoT.

Ambient IoT – Scaling from billions to trillions, saving supply chains and the planet

11.30AM

Smooth & Sharp
Joint presentations

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Smooth & Sharp

How far can a RFID Antenna reach biodegradability by using additive manufacturing? The creation of worldwide first and the only ISO certified RFID antenna

11.50AM

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Alan Wu

Alan Wu

The RFID business continues to grow.
The global RFID market is anticipated to continue to grow in 2023, according to several market researches, it projects a market value of US$14~15 billion in 2023. Retail apparel continues to dominate the UHF industry in terms of tag number and market size. The 2023 forecasts nearly 23~24 billion UHF RFID labels will be used in retail apparel tagging.
In the latest study series into the UHF RFID market, predicate UHF RFID label shipment will rise to 80~90 billion by 2028, with a 25 percent compound annual growth between now and 2026. All these billions of UHF RFID label are designed for single-use, they will be discarded right after customer bring them home.
Almost all these ten billions of RFID labels are made with etched antenna on plastic, a lot of pollution during chemical etching process and leave waste plastic after use. In this presentation, S&S will unveil the first and only ISO certified Biodegradable RFID antenna by using Additive Manufacturing

How far can a RFID Antenna reach biodegradability by using additive manufacturing? The creation of worldwide first and the only ISO certified RFID antenna

11.50AM

SODAQ
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SODAQ

Sustainable Transportation Solutions: Exploring the Benefits of Smart Labels and Low Power Technologies

12.10PM

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Ollie Smeenk

Ollie Smeenk

The growing concern for the environment has led to a shift towards sustainable packaging and transportation solutions. This presentation will focus on the benefits of incorporating smart labels and low power technologies in transport packaging. We will discuss the various material choices available and how they impact the overall sustainability of the product. Additionally, we will provide a rough calculation of the total waste generated by traditional transportation methods and compare it to the waste generated by using printed electronics in smart labels and low power technologies to enhance logistics. Join us to learn how SODAQ's innovations and solutions can help reduce waste and promote a more sustainable future.

Sustainable Transportation Solutions: Exploring the Benefits of Smart Labels and Low Power Technologies

12.10PM

TracXon
Joint presentations

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TracXon

Opening up new business models in Printed Electronics by leveraging advancements in roll-to-roll manufacturing

12.30PM

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Ashok Sridhar

Ashok Sridhar

Printed Electronics is experiencing a strong growth phase of late. To sustain this growth and to turn the hype into actual products in the market, it is necessary to come up with new business models that provide demonstrable value to companies that want to adopt Printed Electronics in their products. Such added value should go above and beyond product-related benefits such as flexibility, stretchability, conformity, etc. At TracXon, a Netherlands-based foundry for Printed Electronics, we offer unique business models that can aid broader penetration of Printed Electronics products, by lowering the barrier to entry for OEMs and Tier-1s across domains such as automotive, healthcare, IoT, consumer electronics, etc.

Opening up new business models in Printed Electronics by leveraging advancements in roll-to-roll manufacturing

12.30PM

SMART Industry Consortium/Purdue University
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SMART Industry Consortium/Purdue University

Smart devices for digital agriculture, food, healthcare and infrastructure

12.50PM

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Ali Shakouri

Ali Shakouri

We describe development of low-cost Internet of things (IoT) devices to gather data and help solve societal grand challenges in water, food, healthcare and infrastructure. There are scale up manufacturing challenges to make robust and accurate sensors. Furthermore, one has to obtain reliable data in harsh outside environment. In-line characterization, imaging and sensor diversity with physics-guided machine learning are used to make robust low-cost chemical and biological sensors to monitor soil and water health, food packages as well as wearable devices for healthcare or smart infrastructure. Requirements for continuous measurements with low-power long range communication or the use of passive RFID sensors will be discussed.

Smart devices for digital agriculture, food, healthcare and infrastructure

12.50PM

Lunch & Exhibition
Joint presentations

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Lunch & Exhibition

Lunch & Exhibition

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Lunch & Exhibition

1.10PM

FUJI Corporation
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FUJI Corporation

Innovation in electronics by integration of additive manufacturing and SMT.

2.50PM

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Ryojiro Tominaga

Ryojiro Tominaga

In recent years, 3D printer technology that can manufacture bare PCBs using digital printing technology for both conductors and insulators has been developed. However, it is essential to optimize the SMT process in accordance with the transformation of the bare PCBs manufacturing process for the practical application of this technology. Fuji will introduce a novel machine that combines the additive manufacturing process of bare PCBs and low-temperature SMT technology optimized for this purpose.

Innovation in electronics by integration of additive manufacturing and SMT.

2.50PM

NanoPrintek
Joint presentations

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NanoPrintek

A Dry Multimaterial Printing Technology

3.10PM

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Masoud Mahjouri-Samani

Masoud Mahjouri-Samani

NanoPrintek presents the world’s first “dry multimaterial printer,” a disruptive technology that transforms the printing of functional materials and devices. The current printing technologies are liquid-based methods such as inkjet and aerosol jet printers, which suffer from major drawbacks, including complex ink formulations, surfactants/contaminants, limited printing inks, and the need for high-temperature post-processing to sinter the particles and remove the surfactants. This talk presents a disruptive inkless multimaterial printing technology where pure nanoparticles of various materials are generated in situ and on demand. These nanoparticles are then directed toward the printer nozzle and laser-sintered in real-time to form desired patterns and structures layer by layer. The Key technology advantages include 1) on-demand and in-situ generation of various pure nanoparticles without contaminations, 2) in-situ and real-time laser sintering of nanoparticles on various substrates with no further post-processing, 3) multimaterial printing of hybrid and tunable nanocomposite materials and structures. This supply-chain resilient technology transitions electronics printing to a new realm where pure, multimaterial, multifunctional, and hybrid materials are printed on demand with various applications in the electronics, healthcare, automotive, aerospace, defense, and energy industries.

A Dry Multimaterial Printing Technology

3.10PM

Space Foundry
Joint presentations

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Space Foundry

Precision digital plasma deposition: deposit multilayer structure without curing

3.30PM

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Ram Prasad Gandhiraman

Ram Prasad Gandhiraman

Precision digital plasma deposition: deposit multilayer structure without curing

3.30PM

Syenta
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Syenta

Electrochemical Printing of Multi-Material Electronics

3.50PM

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Jekaterina Viktorova

Jekaterina Viktorova

Electrochemical Printing of Multi-Material Electronics

3.50PM

Exhibition Networking Event
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Exhibition Networking Event

Coffee & Exhibition

4.10PM

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Coffee & Exhibition

4.10PM

TRACK 2 - Estrel Hall B
Novo Nordisk
Joint presentations

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Novo Nordisk

The challenge of applying electrodes to a 3D geometry used in aseptic production

11.30AM

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Nikolaj Eusebius Jakobsen

Nikolaj Eusebius Jakobsen

Novo Nordisk A/S supplies nearly 50% of the world’s insulin for treatment of diabetes, and 34 million people are using our diabetes care products. We are also develop and supplying medicine for growth disorder, hemophilia, and obesity.
In Manufacturing Development - AP Innovation & Development, we are working on concepts for future aseptic production. As part of this we are developing a new concept, where we need to place a conductive pattern on the outside of the 3D surface of a plastic part. On top of being in a aseptic environment the conductive pattern and the plastic part will also have drug contact, so the materials have to be compatible with our drug products. This gives a very limited solution space and I would love to get suggestions on how to do it.

The challenge of applying electrodes to a 3D geometry used in aseptic production

11.30AM

Epicore Biosystems
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Epicore Biosystems

Wearable Devices for Sweat and Hydration Monitoring

11.50AM

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Dr Alexander J Aranyosi

Dr Alexander J Aranyosi

With the growing incidence of record high temperatures, extended heat waves and extreme weather events, it is increasingly important for physically active people to take steps to avoid heat-related complications and optimise performance under hot conditions. Maintaining proper hydration is a key part of this process. However, both the rate and salt content of sweat can vary significantly by person, actvity type and intensity, and weather conditions among other factors. Thus there is a need for personalised monitoring devices tailored to the individual and the type of activity.
For athletes, workout routines typically have pre-defined intensities and durations with known weather conditions. Capturing sweat profile snapshots under a variety of conditions enables predictions of hydration needs for future workouts, with an accuracy depending on the number and variety of snapshots. A single-use wearable of the type presented in this talk provides an efficient and cost- effective way to capture these snapshots. Some of the unique design and manufacturing challenges involved in bringing such devices to market will be discussed.
For industrial workers, physical activity can extend over longer durations, be highly variable in intensity, and occur multiple times during a single day under variable weather conditions. Moreover, overheating impairs both physical strength and mental acuity, raising the likelihood of workplace injuries. Such workers benefit from a continuous monitoring device that provides instantaneous feedback and can be worn on a daily basis. Various aspects of the design of such a platform and how it differs from the single- use device will be presented.

Wearable Devices for Sweat and Hydration Monitoring

11.50AM

Quad Industries
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Quad Industries

Printed Electronics – a true booster for innovation in Wearables

12.10PM

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Arne Casteleyn

Arne Casteleyn

In this presentation, we will discuss the use of printed electronics in the development of customised electrode patches and smart textiles. Quad Industries has leveraged this technology to create innovative wearable sports, healthcare and comfort products that offer several advantages over traditional approaches. Through the use of practical use cases, we will showcase the benefits of printed electronics, including enhanced comfort, flexibility, and functionality. Our presentation will demonstrate how this technology is revolutionizing the field of wearable devices, and we will provide insights into the potential for further innovation in this exciting area.

Printed Electronics – a true booster for innovation in Wearables

12.10PM

Neurosoft Bioelectronics SA
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Neurosoft Bioelectronics SA

Soft Implantable Electrodes to Interface with the Brain a Gateway to BCI

12.30PM

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Ludovic Serex

Ludovic Serex

Neural implants have the potential to restore lost or impaired nervous system functions through electrical stimulation or recording of the brain. However, current neural implants suffer from a fundamental limitation: a mechanical mismatch with the soft host tissue of the central nervous system which can cause poor electrode-tissue contact, unspecific stimulation or recording, and chronic scarring.
At Neurosoft Bioelectronics, we have developed soft neural electrodes that address these limitations. Our electrodes are made of more compliant materials that seamlessly interface with the brain, promoting the long-term bio-integration of the devices and reducing surgical risks opening new avenues in the field of Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI).

Soft Implantable Electrodes to Interface with the Brain a Gateway to BCI

12.30PM

Information Mediary
Joint presentations

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Information Mediary

Revolutionizing Adherence: The Evolution and Impact of Smart Packaging in the Clinical Research Sphere

12.50PM

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Michael Petersen

Michael Petersen

"In this illuminating presentation, Michael Petersen will walk us through the transformative path of medication adherence advanced by smart packaging technology. Focusing on remarkable innovations like Information Mediary Corp's Med-ic smart blisters and CertiScan solutions, Petersen will provide a comprehensive insight into how these pioneering tools have decoded complex adherence puzzles and driven industry momentum, albeit slowly. By tracing the arc from traditional to smart adherence packaging, Petersen aims to showcase the remarkable potential of digitization in healthcare while acknowledging the challenges and the gradual pace of progress. Attendees will come away with a deeper understanding of the power of smart adherence packaging to reduce clinical uncertainties and improve patient outcomes, despite persistent industry inertia. This discourse forms an integral part of the larger dialogue about the transformation of healthcare through technology at the TechBlick event in Berlin."

Revolutionizing Adherence: The Evolution and Impact of Smart Packaging in the Clinical Research Sphere

12.50PM

Lunch & Exhibition
Joint presentations

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Lunch & Exhibition

Lunch & Exhibition

1.10PM

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Lunch & Exhibition

1.10PM

UINCS
Joint presentations

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UINCS

Towards 3D automotive e-components with stretchable sinter free printed electronics

2.50PM

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Mahmoud Tavakoli

Mahmoud Tavakoli

Towards 3D automotive e-components with stretchable sinter free printed electronics

2.50PM

PolyIC/Kurz
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PolyIC/Kurz

Innovative PolyTC® touchsensors integrated into smart decorated HMI surfaces

3.10PM

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Johannes Schad

Johannes Schad

Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) of electronic devices are currently undergoing significant changes. Followed by the trend of using smart phones for „everything“, nearly all electronic devices show significant changes in the user interface. In industries such as automotive, white goods or consumer electronics, the displays become touchscreens, the mechanical buttons become capacitive touch buttons and even gesture control is reality. This trend also includes significant change in the surfaces, as they are becoming seamless, large and more and more 3D shaped. Printed Silver and PEDOT based transparent conductive films enable this trend as they are flexible, with high conductivity and high optical performance. They can be integrated together with decoration to glass and plastic surfaces in flat, curved or 3D shapes. Besides the trends and the technology, also showcases of different industries such as automotive and white goods are presented, as well as the ideas how they will further develop along the roadmap.

Innovative PolyTC® touchsensors integrated into smart decorated HMI surfaces

3.10PM

BeLink Solutions
Joint presentations

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BeLink Solutions

The exciting journey from electronics manufacturing to printed electronics manufacturing

3.30PM

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Gaetan Guillemot

Gaetan Guillemot

Unless you're a printed electronics expert, you probably have no idea what's going on in the making of new innovations in printed electronics, let alone what it takes to bring technology to mass production. As the automotive, industrial, home automation, medical, aerospace and defense market segments increasingly rely on recent advances in printed electronics, it is more important than ever to establish robust manufacturing processes that provide reliability and quality to this next-generation electronics with the integration of all types of electronic components.

This presentation will allow you to understand how BeLink Solutions overcame these challenges from POC to mass production.

The exciting journey from electronics manufacturing to printed electronics manufacturing

3.30PM

Panacol
Joint presentations

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Panacol

Joint Talk: The way to smarter light-curable barrier sealants for flexible OPV R2R production

3.50PM

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Tobias Kaposi

Tobias Kaposi

Joint Talk: The way to smarter light-curable barrier sealants for flexible OPV R2R production

3.50PM

Panacol
Joint presentations

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Panacol

Joint Talk: The way to smarter light-curable barrier sealants for flexible OPV R2R production

3.50PM

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Lena Reinke

Lena Reinke

Joint Talk: The way to smarter light-curable barrier sealants for flexible OPV R2R production

3.50PM

Exhibition Networking Event
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Exhibition Networking Event

Coffee & Exhibition

4.10PM

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Coffee & Exhibition

4.10PM

Day1
Track 1
Track 2
Keynotes
Closing Presentations - Estrel Hall A
Voltera
Jesus Zozaya

Voltera

Jesus Zozaya

A Tool for Every Additive Electronics Project

5.00PM

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For years, researchers and product developers have searched for tools that will help get ideas out of their heads and into their hands. About a decade ago, we began to see the emergence of materials that showed promise for bringing these ideas to life. The term “flexible hybrid electronics” (or FHE) gave a name to what was trying to be accomplished.

This growing field crosses a number of verticals and is utilized across seemingly endless applications, but there are still challenges that remain, including an incohesive value chain. At Voltera, we believe that collaboration is the answer. Since launching NOVA, our modular dispensing platform last year, we have been working with researchers, companies, and government agencies to collaborate and build a cohesive value chain. We believe that collaboration not only solves problems, but is also a catalyst for innovation. Behind every new idea is a team of people working to overcome obstacles. They are the academics researching new applications, scientists developing new materials, and hardware companies, like Voltera, who are developing the printing technology required to put your ideas into your hands.


Panasonic Industry
Kyosuke Michigami

Panasonic Industry

Kyosuke Michigami

Ultra-Pliable Circuit Board Technology

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Flexible printed circuit boards (FPCs) have found uses in a wide variety of applications, including health/wellness, mobile devices, aerospace and many more. Conventional FPCs consist of copper patterns formed on the surface of a flexible film using standard printed circuit board fabrication processes. Historically, polyimide resin (PI) has been widely used because it is readily available and possesses heat-resistant property which make it compatible with high volume assembly processes like solder reflow. However, new applications and device designs like wearables are driving the development of more conformable circuits. Stiff, high-modulus films such as polyimide are not suitable for these products and currently available pliable, low modulus films like thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) are not compatible with surface mount assembly processes. Researchers at Panasonic Electronic Materials are developing a new material technology that overcomes the limitations of conventional FPCs. In this presentation, we will introduce our novel ultra-pliable circuit board material development.

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Drinks Reception sponsored by Heraeus Electronics

5:40 PM

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Speakers from some of the world's leading companies will present on their requirements and research, with many new announcements.  You will learn about the needs and case studies from key end-user companies.  You will also hear about the latest innovations from companies involved in the fields of  Printed, Flexible, Sustainable, Hybrid, Wearable, Textile, 3D, Structural and InMold Electronics