LOPEC 2019 Demo Line—Hall B0 booth 405
Experience the manufacturing process of printed electronics in real life.
Are you interested in manufacturing processes of organic and printed electronics and would you like to see equipment in operation? The LOPEC Demo Line gives you the perfect opportunity. On March 20 and 21, the manufacturing of hybrid electronics and printed batteries will be shown at LOPEC 2019—in a trade fair environment.
Rolling the dice
As already evident from its name, electronics 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 flexible and can be freely designed to incorporate just the right amount of energy for the envisioned use-case. Furthermore, for lots of computing power on a small scale, classical electronics are still the way to go. In order to combine these with printed electronics these silicon chips can be made flexible and, thus, combine the best of two worlds.
This year’s demonstrator incorporates all of these and more technologies and aspects of printed electronics. A printed primary battery powers a circuit printed on polymer film. When the resistive switch is pressed, the flexible silicon chip generates a random number and drives regular SMD-LEDs to display the number. This showcases the huge potential of combining printed electronics with adapted classical electronics to create novel and flexible devices.
Try your luck and roll the numbers 1 to 4 in a row and win a price!
A collaboration of OE-A members
OE-A members along the whole value chain are collaborating to create this unique project, coordinated by the Hochschule der Medien.
The following companies are participating in the 2019 production line: adphos Digital Printing, American Semiconductor, Coatema Coating Machinery, DuPont Teijin Films, Elantas Europe, ELMERIC, NovaCentrix, Pütz Folien, VARTA Microbatteries, VTT and Witte. The demo line is coordinated by Hochschule der Medien. These companies—representing the entire value chain—come together to join efforts in further developing emerging technologies as well as producing innovative products.
Guided Demo Line tours
During the LOPEC Exhibition days at March 20 and 21, you can take part in guided tours of the Demo Line at:
- 09:30 (English), Hall B0 405
- 12:00 (German), Hall B0 405
- 14:00 (English), Hall B0 405