Printed electronics in practice for a SME – Presented by Hans van de Mortel, Metafas

Printed electronics in practice for a SME – Presented by Hans van de Mortel, Metafas, at the 3D Printing Electronics Conference, on January 22, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Metafas is a SME what produces printed electronics. There is a gap between production, development and usage. What are the challanges for production and what do designrules mean for production in relation to the costprice ? How do you produce printed electronics is a reasonable cheap production area?

Interview
What drives you?
What drives me is delivering a contribution in realising printed electronics.

What are the three things you would take with you on a deserted island?
Sunglasses, a rope and a knife.

What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
Short run; trends in automotive. Long run potential for medical applications

What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
Connecting people to wireless application by the internet

What are the barriers that might stand in the way?
Energy harvesting for the sensor; ik starts with detecting a physical phenomenon

Why should the delegate attend your presentation?
To get a prictiacal impression how to produce printed electronics.

“Special Quote”
Technology never lies

About Hans van de Mortel
Hans van de Mortel is owner of Metafas since January 1st 2012 by an MBI. His background is machine control systems as an engineer at Gea, Philips innovations and Philips enabling technologies. For 7 years he has worked for Eaton as a sales manager. (European level). He has studied electrical energy distribution at Fontys University Eindhoven. After this education he studied mathematics and informatics. He’s married, has two children and 3 chickens.

About Metafas
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. In addition, we combine screen printing (graphic workshop) with our mechanical department. This allows us to respond quickly and alert to changes in design and production processes. Metafas also has short delivery times even at low volumes. This way we can support you from the initial design to the production of your customized product.

Small and medium-sized batches
You can expect the best from our specialists at Metafas. We focus on small and medium-sized batches. As a professional sparring partner Metafas can also translate your question to a digital technical drawing in practical terms. This service is the base for the production process of your end product. Metafas works according to Dutch TÜV certified quality system ISO 9001-2015. Metafas stands for customer-oriented customization with speed, flexibility and quality as a starting point. Smart thinking in electronic printing!

About 3D Printing Electronics Conference
The 3D Printing Electronics Conference will take place on January 22, 2019, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Focus topics:
Various aspects involving (3D) printed electronics, such as:
combining functional elements such as electronics (sensors or switches) into a (3D) printed product hybrid
processes that integrate electronics onto or within 3D printed parts
3D Printed Optics / Photonics
Challenges for manufacturers / engineers / researchers
Future prospects / applications

Who should attend?
Decision makers in the industrial value chain, such as CTO’s and COO’s of OEMs, managers of (high tech) suppliers and subcontractors; Procurement management; Investors; Design & engineering experts; Professionals involved in developing electronic products, such as product designers, engineers, product managers, (consumer) electronics manufacturers, software developers and ‘internet of things’ system integrators; Anyone curious about new technologies and developments in the (3D)printing electronics/optics/photonics industry