3D printed electronics and AM at Würth – an insight of the strategy in the industry

by Christoph Völcker, Teamleader Würth Innovation Lab – Advanced Manufacturing, Würth Elektronik eiSos GmbH & Co. KG

Advanced Manufacturing is the key for future production in a digital world. With a focus on how 3D printing can be implemented in the electronic industry, Christoph Völcker gives some insights about the challenges to be solved and an outlook of future perspectives.

program: https://www.3dprintingelectronicsconference.com/program/

Interview

What drives you?
Curiousness – always the question “What if…?” in my mind keeps me running.

Why should the delegate attend your presentation?
3D printing tells us that everything is possible. If you have a closer look how to implement new technologies to the existing industry, you may find that there are big challenges to be solved. The talk will point out these challenges and gives an idea of how to get it done.

What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
The companies which work on hybrid Technologies for “real functional 3D-objects” such as hybrid concepts or hybrid material printers will win the game in a real digital production line.

What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
They will solve existing issues from the market to accept 3D printing as innovative and necessary column in Advanced Manufacturing. In terms of quality and budget in a digital world.

What are the barriers that might stand in the way?
The courage to push boundaries and be innovative with new business models.

“Special quote”
The 3D printing electronics industry will be the next big thing for system integration in functional products.

About Christoph Völcker

Christoph Völcker is Teamleader of the “Innovation Lab 3D Printing” at Würth Elektronik eiSos GmbH & Co. KG. With over 20 years experience in additive technologies his team prepares the path to implement 3D printing into industrial processes. Since June 2019 he leads the Würth Innovation Lab – Advanced Manufacturing. In 2015 he established the 3D Pioneers Challenge – the worlds leading Design challenge in AM and platform for pioneers in future technologies. Further he teaches at different universities, gives workshops and loves coaching startups.