2020 edition

Just like desktop 3D printers combined with software now allow non-engineers to operate them to their liking without any formal training, 3D printed electronics will not only open the doors, but will completely remove the roof and enable one of the most impactful forms of creativity and innovation ever seen. 3D printed electronics will impact the future of sensors, printed circuit boards & semicon industry.

On January 28, 2020, internationally renowned specialists gathered at High Tech Campus Eindhoven to discuss the latest technological developments, current challenges and  prospects for the future during the 3D Printing Electronics Conference.

The program featured internationally renowned speakers from Würth Elektronik eiSos, Hasselt University, Origin, VSL Dutch Metrology Institute, University of Hamburg, Profactor, KEX Knowledge Exchange AG and Youngstown State University, who shared their knowledge and expertise on a variety of topics related to 3D Printing Electronics.

The discussions focused on topics such as: Inkjet-based fabrication of multilayer printed circuit boards with embedded printed passive elements | What do sensors, football helmets, electronics & 3D printing have in common? | Metrology for quality management of printed conductors, FDM-Printed Electronics and many more.

Furthermore, the conference also included Project cases and pitches supported by Printed Electronics Netherlands / OP Zuid. During this session Julia Veldhuijzen van Zanten from LifeSense talked about “Flexible electronics in healthcare wearables”, Corne Rentrop from Holst Centre touched on the topic of 3D printing electronics ecosystem, while Henk van Broekhuyzen expanded on the ongoing work at DoMicro in the field of inkjet printed electronics. The session featured six speakers in total.

In the networking area Neotech AMT, Metafas and Printed Electronics Netherlands exhibited their latest product developments.

Full program of the 2020 edition:

Registration and coffee/tea
09:1009:15Pieter Hermans moderatorModerator: Pieter Hermans, Jakajima, Opening and Welcome, Read more
09:1509:45martin hedges programMartin Hedges, General Manager, Neotech AMT GmbH , on "3D Printed Electronics for Mechatronic Systems", Read more
09:4510:15eric macdonaldEric Macdonald, Professor and Friedman Chair, Youngstown State University, Deputy Editor of Additive Manufacturing, on "3D Printing of Multi-Functional Structures', Read more
10:1510:45Christian Robert, Technology and Relationship Manager Innovation Lab, Würth Elektronik eiSos, on "3D printed electronics and AM at Würth - an insight of the strategy in the industry", Read more
Break and Visit Expo
11:1511:45wim defermeWim Deferme, Prof. dr. ir. , Group Leader Functional Materials Technology, Hasselt University, Institute for Materials Research (IMO-IMOMEC), on "Roughness reduction and functional coating deposition on additive manufactured substrates with ultrasonic spraycoating", Read more
11:4512:15Florens WasserfallFlorens Wasserfall, Research Associate, University of Hamburg, on "FDM-Printed Electronics – 3D Wire Routing, Process Verification and Applications", Read more
12:1512:45Richard KoopsRichard Koops, Scientist, VSL Dutch Metrology Institute, on "Metrology for quality management of printed conductors", Read more
Lunch and Visit Expo
13:4514:15bill buelBill Buel, VP of Hardware, Origin, USA, on "Hidden Gems: Examining non-obvious opportunities in 3D Printing of Electronics", Read more
14:1514:45Vito Matteo Di PietroVito Matteo Di Pietro, Research Engineer, PROFACTOR GmbH, Austria, on "Inkjet-based fabrication of multilayer printed circuit boards with embedded printed passive elements", Read more
14:4515:15Daniel FuehrenDaniel Führen, Project Manager, KEX Knowledge Exchange AG, Germany, on "Innovation Impulses in Printed Electronics through Cross-industrial Consortium Projects", Read more
Break and Visit Expo
15:4517:15Printed Electronics Netherlands / OP Zuid: Project cases and pitches
hessel maalderinkHessel Maalderink, Researcher 3D printed electronics, Holst Centre, on "3D printed electronics at Holst Centre, progress and challenges", Read more
hans van de mortel programHans van de Mortel, Owner, Metafas, on "Printed electronics in practice for a SME", Read more
Julia Veldhuijzen van ZantenJulia Veldhuijzen van Zanten, Co Founder / Chief Product Officer, LifeSense, on "Flexible electronics in healthcare wearables", Read more
andy stathamAndrew Statham, Co-Founder, ATO-GEAR
corne rentrop programCorne Rentrop, project manager, Holst Centre, on "3D Printed Electronics – be part of the ecosystem", Read more
Henk van BroekhuyzenHenk van Broekhuyzen, Senior process development engineer, DoMicro, on "DoMicro: inkjet printing 2.5D electronics", Read more
Drinks and Visit Expo

Exhibitors at the 2020 edition:

Gold Partner

neotech amt logo 150x150Neotech AMT GmbH
Neotech AMT GmbH is one of the leading companies developing systems for 3D Printed Electronics (3D PE). The company installed the first 5 axis 3D PE system in 2010. Rapid advances lead to the first commercial installation for mass production for printed 3D circuits in mobile communications devices in 2015.

Bronze Partner

Metafas develops and produces front and control panels (user interfacing) and printed electronics in Asten, Noord-Brabant nearby Eindhoven. Therefore we combine innovative production methods with specialist techniques and professional knowledge. In our facility we have a DTP department and use computer to screen (CTS) for preparation of the screens.
Printed Electronics Netherlands
Since 2014 an Ecosystem for Printed Electronics has been built in the Netherlands consisting of research insititutions, SMEs, Universities, Corporates, governmental institutions and technology consultants.
This succesfull collaboration is the start of the Printed Electronics Netherlands organisation, an independent platform for all stakeholders active in Printing Electronics in The Netherlands.
We unite, represent and support companies, research institutions, governments and stakeholders. Printed Electronics Netherlands is open for companies and organizations interested in Printing Electronics applications. Within our network, we will always find relevant contacts to help you with your technology / business challenge.

Partners of the 2020 edition:

neotech amt logo 150x150vsl
3DruckMind CommerceManufacturing Technology Insightshtc
holst centreprofactorlifesense group