Category: Printed Electronics

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XTPL ultra-precise Nanometric Printer receives Honorable Mention at Display Week 2018 I-Zone

Posted by Charbax – June 17, 2018

XTPL received an honorable mention from I-Zone judges for its innovative product that prints extremely fine film structures using nanomaterials. XTPL’s interdisciplinary team is developing and commercializing an innovative technology that enables ultra-precise printing of electrodes up to several hundred times thinner than a human hair – conducive lines as thin as 100 nm. XTPL is facilitating the production of a new generation of transparent conductive films (TCFs) that are widely used in manufacturing. XTPL's solution has a potentially disruptive technology in the production of displays, monitors, touchscreens, printed electronics, wearable electronics, smart packaging, automotive, medical devices, photovoltaic cells, biosensors, and anti-counterfeiting. The technology is also applicable to the open-defect repair industry (the repair of broken metallic connections in thin film electronic circuits) and offers cost-effective, non-toxic, flexible industry-adapted solutions.

XTPL’s technology might be the only one in the world offering cost-effective, non-toxic, flexible, industry adapted solution for the market of displays TFT/LCD/OLED, integrated circuits (IC), printed circuit boards (PCB), multichip modules (MCM); photolithographic masks & solar cells market.

XTPL delivers also solutions for research & prototyping including printing head, electronics, software algorithms which are the core of the system driving the electric field and the assembly process of nanoparticles implemented in XTPL's Nanometric Lab Printer. It is a device that offers necessary functionalities to test, evaluate and use XTPL line-forming technology with nanometric precision and enables positioning of the printing head with micrometric resolution precisely.

Official video explaining XTPL's technology: https://youtu.be/WMerzxzCXuw

Filmed at the I-Zone demo and prototype area at SID Display Week, the world's largest and best exhibition for electronic information display technology.

BeBop Sensors, Smart Glove sensing with haptics, Drum Pad at CES 2018

Posted by Charbax – January 25, 2018

BeBop makes fabric sensors that are piezo-resistive, they showed off their latest product the Forte Wireless Glove that can sense finger movements and incorporates haptic feedback. Ideally used in VR applications, this glove can work for 15 hours on a single charge, it is a one size fits all model, very fast response up to 150 frames/second for gaming applications, unique haptic actuators embedded at each finger tip. BeBop also showed pressure sensing foot pads and hand tracking system both using their fabric sensor technology. The company has been shipping its sensors into musical instruments sold by its sister company KMI, one such example was the BopPad a musical drum pad that is in the market already. BeBop is silicon valley based startup, expecting to go into mass production this year.

3D Printed Pendrive from TNO

Posted by Charbax – January 4, 2018

TNO is the research institute who helps to decrease the gap between the university and Industry.They are working in additive manufacturing since last 20 years.They are showing the selective laser 3D printed part along with the stereolithography processed part as a 3D printed pendrive case.They can perform shared research for the company where they develop new material and new method of manufacturing for respective industry. Filmed at the IDTechEx Show!

NovaCentrix at SID Display Week 2017

Posted by Charbax – November 11, 2017

NovaCentrix talks about how their customers are using their tools for the emerging flexible display and flexible IoT and sensors industry.

HoIst Center for Innovation: A shared R&D space for cutting edge technology

Posted by Charbax – November 11, 2017

HoIst Center for Innovation is working on a model of shared knowledge and R&D for various industrial partners, where they work on cutting edge technology like flexible OLED displays, In-mold electronics like capacitive touch sensors, OLED lighting, NFC and switch and gates. They are also showing the stretchable printed electronics PCB which can be use in the textile and sports industry. Filmed at the IDTechEx Show!

AGFA Nano-silver for printed electronics

Posted by Charbax – November 10, 2017

AGFA Group provides the technology solution to Health care and Printing industry. Here they are showcasing the Nano silver conductive Ink for printed electronics. They use this silver metal mesh for making the transparent conductive plastic surface. On the other side of the booth is the inkjet printable Solder mask for high accuracy and low pollution PCB manufacturing and digitally printed nano silver Ink on paper with the same conductivity as plastic. Filmed at the IDTechEx Show!

CPI with Flexible printed battery and Gas sensor

Posted by Charbax – November 10, 2017

CPI Is the Center for process innovation company based in UK who collaborates with universities and SMEs to help them bring the new and innovative products to the market. They support their partner starting from the Concept to the market including but not limited to business support for the technology, manufacturing, supply chain management etc. Here they are showcasing the Inject printed copper PCB. One of the product is harvesting the energy from the NFC filed to glow the LEDs in the flexible PCB. There is also a giant OLED screen, Ethane sensor, breath sensor, and TB sensor. They are also showcasing the temperature and humidity logging circuit which has printed battery, microprocessor and two sensors inbuilt. Filmed at the IDTechEx Show!

Novacentrix PulseForge Photonic Curing Tools

Posted by Charbax – November 10, 2017

NovaCentrix is focused on technologies and materials to enable manufacturing in Printed Electronics. The PulseForge photonic curing tools process high-temperature materials on low-temperature substrates. Applications include drying, sintering, annealing, or reacting metallic, non-metallic, and semiconductor inks, without damaging temperature sensitive substrates such as foils and plastics.

You can watch my previous NovaCentrix videos here

This video was filmed at the IDTechEx Show!

Ceradrop advanced hybrid 3D Printer combines inkjet and aerojet

Posted by Charbax – November 10, 2017

Ceradrop, a MGI Group company, designs and markets Materials Deposition Digital Printers for Printed Electronics Industry and Smart 3D Printing. Embedding all types of printheads as well as the latest generation of curing modules, CeraPrinter Series models present new opportunities for feasibility study and launch of new products into the Printed Electronics market in the fields such as: flexible solar cells (OPV), OLED Displays, Smart Cards, Antennas, Smart Systems, Passive Components and others. CERADROP provides materials deposition digital printing solution for advanced R&D up to 24/7 high performance manufacturing with full automation. Achieving more than 75% of its turnover from export and providing a unique process support to its customers, CERADROP is supported by the MGI Group network in 70 countries with 50 representatives.

Filmed at the IDTechEx Show!

C3Nano silver nanowires Headquarters interview

Posted by Charbax – October 31, 2017

C3Nano makes silver nanowire (AgNW) transparent conductors using their Nanoglue technology. These are used in flexible touch screens for phones, wearables etc. C3Nano is a spinoff from Stanford University. This interview was conducted by Sri Peruvemba at their Headquarters in the Silicon Valley, with Dr Ajay Virkar, Co-founder of C3Nano, they got into the details of what they are claiming as the best transparent in the market. Andrew Moon, Product Manager and Yadong Cao, Applications Engineer demonstrated the various products featuring C3Nano. Their newly released Onyx product is aiming to replace ITO in touch screens, in OLED displays, in solar panels as well as biotech applications. The company’s investors and customers include Nissha, Hitachi Chemicals, Nagase and many others.