TactoTek will join Dassault Systèmes’ booth #8300 in the North Hall, at the upcoming CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada (photo: TactoTek)

TactoTek collaborates with Dassault Systèmes to bring IMSE process to the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform


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TactoTek (Oulu, Finland), a leader in injection moulded structural electronics (IMSE) solutions announced that it is collaborating with Dassault Systèmes (Paris, France) to enable users of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to digitally experiment with TactoTek IMSE parts. This will empower designers and engineers from automotive, home appliances, industrial and wearable electronics leaders to accelerate the development of their next generation consumer electronic experiences.

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Coatema will exhibit at CES 2018, the leading event for consumer electronics (photo: CES/Consumer Technology Association)

Coatema showcases advanced R2R manufacturing lines for printed electronics at CES 2018


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Coatema Coating Machinery introduces its latest advancements in lab and roll-to-roll manufacturing equipment at CES 2018 from 9-12 January. The innovative equipment manufacturer from Dormagen, Germany, provides flexible and efficient one-stop-shop solutions for coating, printing and laminating.

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PV Nano Cell’s Sicrys inks can be used for printed circuit boards and flexible electronics (photo: PV Nano Cell)

PV Nano Cell closes acquisition of DigiFlex


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PV Nano Cell from Israel, an innovative producer of conductive digital inks, announced the closing of its acquisition of DigiFlex, a digital printer manufacturer. The all-stock transaction was valued at US$10M and represents 25% of PV Nano Cell on a fully diluted basis, post transaction. Additionally, certain shareholders of DigiFlex and its subsidiary, JetCU P.C.B. Ltd., committed to investing $1.1M in PV Nano Cell, of which $500 000 has already been invested, and an additional $600 000 is expected to close by the end of 2017.

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The ALABO project aims at developing a new generation of organic solar cell encapsulation technology (photo: Heliatek)

European research team achieves milestone in the laser structuring of organic solar cells


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As part of the ALABO project, a research team has been working on the foundations for the next generation of organic solar cell encapsulation technology for the past three years. This month the research project has reached its completion, and it delivers impressive results.

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Printed electronics revolutionises fashion design and makes outfits interactive (photo: Cutecircuit)

LOPEC 2018: Printed electronics meets haute couture


Exhibitions / Events

Wearable technology is a growth market that encompasses more than just the sports and healthcare sectors. More and more fashion designers are including printed electronic elements into their collections. Smart clothing is another topic at LOPEC, the international exhibition and conference for the printed electronics industry, which is taking place in Munich, Germany, from 13 to 15 March 2018.

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