Arjen Koppens of TNO speaks at 3D Printing Electronics Conference: “3D Printed electronics from idea to reality”

Arjen Koppens will be presenting “3D Printed electronics from idea to reality” at the 3D Printing Electronics Conference. Arjen is Senior Business Developer at TNO. 

Most of today’s electronic products consist of traditional made parts. Plastic molded housings containing PCB’s with soldered THT and SMT components. In many cases even the design of a product is based on the electronics that should fit inside! Shouldn’t it be the other way around? Shouldn’t the electronics be a part of the design based on ergonomics and aesthetics?

ArjenKoppens_TNO detailAbout Arjen Koppens
“I have combined technical and commercial background and graduated from the Haagse Hoge School where I followed a study to become a Commercial Engineer. After my graduation I went to work for a company specialized in bonding techniques and that a special focus on the electronics industry. My personal focus was on sales of dispensing equipment for dispensing mainly adhesives. When the display business was growing and also the mobile phones became available to a wider audience, I had a second focus which was Hot Bar Bonding. This technique was especially interesting to make a connection between a PCB-flex foil-LCD. The connection to the PCB was a solder connection, but to the glass it was a conductive adhesive. After 12 years at this company (that changed names three times from Weld-Equip, to Uniteak Eapro into Miyachi) I decided that it was time for a new challenge. I started as sales manager at DIMA. DIMA is a company focused on the electronics industry, supplying SMT production machines. During the 8.5 years that I worked at DIMA I was responsible for the development of a new business unit called DIMA Dispensing. This division had its focus on dispensing applications in the electronics industry like Conformal Coating, Glob-Top, Dam & Fill, Underfill and Potting. Since April 2nd, I joint TNO where I am responsible for Additive Manufacturing as business developer. The focus is to help the industry in lifting additive manufacturing or 3D printing as most people call it to a next industrial level.”

About TNO
TNO is an independent research organisation whose expertise and research make an important contribution to the competitiveness of companies and organisations, to the economy and to the quality of society as a whole. TNO’s unique position is attributable to its versatility and capacity to integrate this knowledge.

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