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Experience the manufacturing process of printed electronics in real life.
On March 25 and 26, 2020 the manufacturing of hybrid electronics and printed batteries are shown at LOPEC—in a trade fair environment.
Electronic circuits and devices require power to function. This holds true for classical as well as for printed electronics. Rigid power supplies, e.g. coin cell batteries, go perfectly hand-in-hand with classical, rigid electronics.
However, to unleash the full potential of printed electronics the power source has to be flexible as well. By printing the battery, the power source can be made mechanically flexible and can be freely designed to incorporate just the right amount of energy for the envisioned use-case. In this regard, the combination of printed and classical electronics to fabricate a hybrid system enables a multitude of opportunities of flexible electronic applications.
The demonstrator incorporates all of these technologies and shows even more aspects of printed electronics. A printed primary battery powers a circuit printed on polymer film. When the resistive switch is pressed, regular SMD-LEDs assembled similar to a dice, are powered by the printed circuit to display a number. This showcases the huge potential of combining printed and classical electronics to create novel and flexible applications.
OE-A members along the whole value chain collaborate to create this unique project, coordinated by the Hochschule der Medien.
The following companies participate in the 2020 production line: American Semiconductor, Coatema Coating Machinery, DuPont Teijin Films, Elantas Europe, ELMERIC, Pütz Folien, VARTA Microbatteries, VTT and Witte. The demo line was coordinated by Hochschule der Medien. These companies—representing the entire value chain—came together to join efforts in further developing emerging technologies as well as producing innovative products.
During the LOPEC Exhibition days at March 25 and 26, participants have the opportunity to take part in guided tours of the Demo Line.