Novasentis CEO introduces their flexible, thin, light, multi output haptic technology, here demonstrating how it may be used to enhanse sensing for AR/VR applications where you already have video and audio, and the haptic feedback that can be customized for each finger and programmed so that you can get a variety of "sensations", smart variable haptic frequencies can emulate the feeling of touching different materials in the AR/VR world. Francois did not name his customers but they are working with companies that are making AR/VR devices, gaming controllers and wearable devices. I have previously video blogged about the flexible wearable devices and they are making further progress with that application also where the haptic actuators are embedded into the smart watch strap. I can think of many more applications for this technology including smart clothing. Watch my channel to hear latest updates about Novasentis that is the only company that has this type of technology.
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Mike O’Reilly, Director of Aerosol Jet Product Management of Optomec shows their printed techology at the IDTechEx Show! In Berlin. Optomec shows printing on low temperature substrates and their LENS technology for prototyping parts using metals. LENS allows customers to create and repair metal parts easily and to create next generation alloys. Optomec allows for printing in both 3D and 2D across a variety of substrates, ranging in size from microcons to centimeters.
Optomec is a privately-held, rapidly growing supplier of Additive Manufacturing systems. Optomec’s patented Aerosol Jet Systems for printed electronics and LENS 3D Printers for metal components are used by industry to reduce product cost and improve performance. Together, these unique printing solutions work with the broadest spectrum of functional materials, ranging from electronic inks to structural metals and even biological matter. Optomec has more than 200 marquee customers around the world, targeting production applications in the Electronics, Energy, Life Sciences and Aerospace industries.
Nicolas Bernadrin, Deputy Managing Director of Ceradrop presents their equipment for printed electronics and 3D printing at the IDTechEx Show! In Berlin.
CERADROP designs and markets Materials Deposition Digital Printers exclusively for Printed Electronics Industry and Smart 3D Printing. Thanks to its modular-based scalable concept, CeraPrinter Series models present new opportunities for feasibility study and launch of new products into the Printed Electronics market. Combining several materials deposition technologies as well as the latest generation of curing modules, this equipment line permits to reach a wide range of application fields such as: membrane switch, antennas, sensors, passive components, interconnection, flexible solar cells (OPV), OLED Displays and others.
Stan Farnsworth of Novacentrix discusses the PulseForge 1200 and its accessories, including the EX1 Controlled Environment for photonic curing at the IDTechEx Show! in Berlin. Novacentrix also shows their roll to roll print and curing systems, which can be used for a range of printed electronics applications, including wearables.
NovaCentrix offers industry leading photonic curing tools, material and expertise enabling development and production of next generation printed electronic devices – some already on the market. PulseForge® tools utilize photonic curing which is a cutting edge technology that dries, sinters, and anneals functional inks in milliseconds on low-temperature, flexible substrates such as paper and plastic. PulseForge tools can save time and money, and enable new types of products in applications like solar, RFID, display, packaging, and circuit.
President and CEO of BlueSpark Technologies, John Gannon, showcases here their Temp Traq device, a temperature monitoring flexible sensor in the form of a patch applied on the body. It transmits signals via Bluetooth, readable on their app. The flexible battery inside is non-rechargable and is touted to last for up to 48 hours. The disposable sensor costs US$19.99, is FDA approved and immediately available.
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DuPont Advanced Materials (DuPont) launches a new electronic ink for inkjet printing that offers the high conductivity and strong adhesion required for rapid digital design, prototyping and full-scale manufacturing. The technology will enable digital printing for electronic components and circuits in applications where extremely fine lines are required, such as OLED panels, solar cells, printed antennae and touch panels.
DuPont’s newest conductive ink, PE410, enables rapid prototyping and a smooth transition from “lab to fab” with the versatility to scale up to industrial high-volume inkjet print heads and machines. This allows circuit designers to immediately test a new design, quickly make necessary edits, and, due to reduced silver laydown, save on material costs. The technology also can be adapted to non-planar printing, enabling a series of new and emerging applications.
Stretchable inks for wearable electronics that provide a manufacturing-ready alternative to traditional methods of embedding electronics in clothing and are used to create thin, form-fitting circuits that can be seamlessly bonded with many standard fabrics.
A suite of in-mold electronic inks which help create lighter, less expensive and more beautiful electronic devices by reducing the need for rigid circuit boards. These inks enable circuits to be printed directly onto plastic substrates and allow electronic features such as electronic controls, capacitive switches and LED lighting, to be readily integrated in applications such as home appliances and automobiles.
New low-temperature inks that cure quickly at temperatures as low as 60C, opening up the possibility for printed electronics designers to use a wide range of functional and low-cost plastic films.
Khasha Ghaffarzadeh of IDTechEx interviews Tsuyoshi Matarai, Sales & Marketing Manager of Hitachi Chemical Co. on their wearable technologies on exhibit at the IDTechEx Show! in Berlin. Matarai-san shows stretchable electronics for textiles, for which Hitachi supplies the stretchable, waterproof films. Hitachi Chemical co., ltd. is a chemical manufacturer engaged in a wide range of areas, including semiconductor and display-related materials, printed wiring boards, copper clad laminates, photosensitive dry films, functional polymeric materials, adhesive films, carbon products, ceramics and automotive related products.
Christophe Premont of ISORG shows a range of photodiods for photo detection for a range of applications, including biometrics at the IDTechExShow Show! in Berlin. ISORG produces organic and printed electronics for large area photonics and image sensors on glass and plastic substrates.
Marcel Grooten, Managing Director of DoMicro shows their method of automating manufacturing process for hybrid electronics at the IDTechExShow Show! in Berlin. DoMicro BV is a technology company developing innovative production technology for hybrid electronics and micro devices. DoMicro BV provides: Integrated processes, technology and materials for hybrid electronics; R&D for customer needs in specifying optimal production system configuration; Development and manufacturing of micro system devices and hybrid electronics.