n.jet am – a flexible multi-material inkjet and laser platform

david volk

This presentation will show the design of the Notion System´s n.jet am platform. It is a high performance inkjet printer which can process up to 4 functional materials. In additition it houses a laser and an NIR-source for drying and in-situ sintering of conductive structures. The platform is specially designed for highly flexible interoperability making use of AI.

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Complete Additive Manufacturing Solution for Mass-Production Printed Electronics

Hanan Markovich

Project Tinker focuses on additive manufacturing of RADAR and LiDAR sensor packages for self-driving cars. To enable such mass-production of printed electronics, PV Nano Cell developed a complete solution of Digital Conductive Inks, Printers and the Printing Process. The presentation describes PV Nano Cell’s complete solution, its components and how they are used to achieve groundbreaking results in the Automotive, Embedded Passive Components, Solar and other markets.

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Legal aspects of 3D Printing Electronics

Legal aspects

Be aware of the legal aspects but don’t let legal challenges scare you off. Ernst-Jan Louwers will guide you through the legal swamps of 3D printing and additive manufacturing. To enable businesses to operate responsibly, he will share insights on IP, the division of responsibility in design and manufacturing, open source and open design, consequences of changing supply chains, warranty and liability issues.

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Miniaturized sensor package fabrication for autonomous driving – an insight into the TINKER project

Leo Schranzhofer

Autonomous driving and self-driving cars represent one prominent example for the use of microelectronics and sensors, most importantly RADAR and LiDAR sensors. Their respective markets have a big potential, e.g. it is estimated that the market size of LiDAR in automotive will increase significantly in the next years. European Union´s H2020 funded TINKER project is set to develop a new reliable, accurate, functional, cost- and resource efficient pathway for RADAR and LiDAR sensor package fabrication based on AM. The presentation gives an overview of the TINKER project, its motivation and ambition as well as some insights into current developments.

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3D Printing of Batteries: Fiction or Reality?

alexis maurel

Motivated by the request to build flexible, wearable and customizable batteries of any shape while maximizing the energy storage and electrochemical performances, additive manufacturing, also called 3D printing, appears as a cutting-edge revolutionary discipline.

Battery components such as electrodes, separator, electrolyte, current collectors and casing can be tailored with any shape, therefore allowing the future direct incorporation of batteries and all electronics within the final three-dimensional object.

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Digital Mass Manufacturing of Electronics – Breaking the Mold

Ralph Birnbaum

Continuous Laser Assisted Deposition. C.L.A.D. is technology developed for additive manufacturing based on the LIFT (Laser Induced Forward Transfer) technology. A material, evenly coated on a transparent carrier film, passes under a laser. The laser applies a short burst of energy to it. This releases perfectly consistent drops of material onto the substrate below. The material drops can then be sintered or cured inline, within the same machine. A great benefit is that this technology works for solder and polymers as well as for metals and ceramics. Up to six materials can be printed at the same time.

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The Electro-mechanical analysis of conductive tracks in Lightweight Embedded Electronics

embedded

The increasing demand for flexible, stretchable and embedded electronic technologies has resulted in the deployment of Additive Manufacturing (AM) techniques for the production of electronic components and interconnecting conducting tracks via the accurate and selective deposition of conductive inks. The electromechanical performance of the conductive track material is captured by the response of the effective resistivity under increasing mechanical strains and of particular importance for the functionality of the printed products.

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3D Printed Electronics – Sustainable Manufacture of Mechatronic Systems

Martin Hedges

This presentation will introduce recent developments related to the production of 3D mechatronic systems via Additive Manufacturing (AM) processes and will present the potential for improved sustainability via automated recycling and component reuse.

The 3D PE process consists of a reconfigurable array of structural and electronics printing, pre- and post processing techniques in combination with SMD technologies. The digitally driven process chain can be easily reconfigured to cope with rapid changes in product type whilst retaining the ability to be scaled through to volume manufacture. Whilst the use of these processes is more sustainable than traditional electronics manufacturing it also enables automated recycling of the mechatronic product at the end of life.

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