(From left) Dave Ramahi and Urs Berger from Optomec; Harald Moder (Merconics), Lars Sommerhäuser and Pierangelo Gröning (Empa) in front of the Coating Competency Center at Empa in Switzerland (photo: Optomec)

Optomec launches Europe, Middle East, and Africa Operations Center in Switzerland


Companies / Markets

Optomec (Albuquerque, New Mexico), a global supplier of production-grade additive manufacturing systems (AM) for 3D printed metals and 3D printed electronics, recently announced the opening of Optomec GmbH, its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Operations Center in Dübendorf, Switzerland. Optomec GmbH will be located at Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology.

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Impinj and Redington Value have signed a partnership to extend Impinj’s presence in the Middle East and Africa. (photo: rawpixel.com)

Redington Value partners with Impinj to deliver transformative IoT solutions


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The regional distributor Redington Value has added Impinj (Seattle, Washington), provider and pioneer of RAIN RFID solutions, to its portfolio, allowing its extensive partner network in the Middle East and Africa region to leverage the Impinj solutions and platform.

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Printed Electronics USA is part of the “IDTechEx Show!” (photo: IDTechEx)

IDTechEx announces programme for its Santa Clara event


Exhibitions / Events

On 14 and 15 November, the annual Printed Electronics USA event will take place in Santa Clara, California – the heart of Silicon Valley. The event is expected to exceed 3500 attendees. The success of the event is down to the strong focus on the commercialisation of printed electronics. Attendees can meet OEMs and end users across many industry verticals including automotive, consumer electronics, wearable technology, IoT and military to learn of their needs and progress and create partnerships.

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CPI is using its state-of-the-art equipment and industry expertise alongside Pireta Limited to support the scale-up of wearable technology in textiles (photo: CPI)

CPI works with Pireta to develop new smart clothing


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The UK-based Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is collaborating on a project to support the development of next-generation smart clothing.  Working with Pireta Limited, CPI is using its industry expertise in the printed electronics sector to aid scale-up of wearable technology in textiles.

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Barrier films are the centrepiece in recent research at Fraunhofer IVV (photo: Fraunhofer IVV)

Fraunhofer IVV: How to measure ultra-low water vapour permeation faster


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Permeation measurements are often a bottleneck for the development of high barrier films required for flexible electronic devices and vacuum insulation panels. The reasons are long measuring times, restricted measuring conditions and specific constants, such as sorption and diffusion coefficients, which cannot be easily read out from results.

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