After a decade of intensive studies and development efforts, printed electronics can now be cost efficiently produced in masses. PrintoCent, a Finnish pilot factory dedicated to the scaling up from prototypes to mass manufacturing in the printed electronics industry, has therefore recently released a pioneering handbook that gives tools for a rapid technology take-off with numerous implementation examples and tangible advice on how to get the best out of the components.
At the LOPEC trade show, the leading European event for organic and printed electronics, which takes place in Munich, Germany, the Organic Electronics Association (OE-A) has published its latest business climate survey as well as the sixth edition of its Roadmap. The OE-A Roadmap is updated biannually and represents the knowledge and opinions of the world’s leading printed and flexible electronics experts. It addresses technologies as well as applications in the areas of OLED lighting, organic photovoltaics (OPV), OLED and flexible displays, electronics and components, and integrated smart systems.
Optomec, a leading global supplier of production grade additive manufacturing systems for 3D printed metals and 3D printed electronics based in Albuquerque (NM), USA, has announced the signing of an agreement with Ceradrop to be its exclusive representative in France for Aerosol Jet systems used for printing electronics. Ceradrop, a subsidiary of the MGI Group, designs and markets material deposition inkjet printers for advanced printed electronics systems and is headquartered in Limoges, France.