Printed Electronics

Consortium Project
»Printed Electronics: The Next Disruptive Step for Smart Products?«

Printed Electronics is one of the fastest growing technology fields in the world. But what are and will be the technological enablers for the promised rapid growth? What are the real risks and opportunities for your company?

Participate in this global project and be part of the success!

In Printed Electronics, 2D & 2.5D based technologies such as Roll-to-Roll or are well-established. Fueled by the dynamics of Additive Manufacturing, new technologies such as multi-component and multi-material 3D printing have been developed and successfully tested – further will follow. New technological developments in the field of Printed Electronics open up completely new approaches in component design, making it possible to combine electrical functionalization with the geometrical design freedom of Additive Manufacturing.

In cooperation with experts from research and industry like the Fraunhofer IPT and KI Lüdenscheid, KEX Knowledge Exchange will start the consortium project “Printed Electronics”, which focuses on future trends and developments of Printed Electronics technologies. KEX Knowledge Exchange already conducted three successfull consortium projects regarding the Additive Manufacturing topic with the participation of over 80 renowned international companies.

 

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Start: October 2017
End: September 2018

 

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Frederik Klöckner, Project Leader
Frederik Klöckner, Project Leader
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Motivation

In the consortium project we will provide you a detailed onverview on all trends and technologies for Printed Electronics and give you full technological and economic transparency on relevant business cases. We aim to get answers to these and many other questions:

  • Can conventional 2D & 2.5D processes be complemented or even substituted by Additive Manufacturing?
  • If so, which products and applications will be replaced and to what extent?
  • What kind of products can leverage the full potential of this technology?
  • Which processes and additional services can benefit from Printed Electronics?

Objectives


Creating economic and technological transparency regarding current performance and future developments of Printed Electronics technologies

Exploring and analyzing market and technology trends and possible game-changing business models

Promoting valuable exchange and networking between the most relevant international industry partners



Benefits

  • Define your roadmap and strategy within a highly dynamic technology field, which enables game-changing new products and services
  • Explore the risks and chances this technology offers to your existing business
  • Learn about the ways to implement mature and new smart solutions by receiving deep technological insight
  • Gain complete overview on all existing Printed Electronics technologies and materials
  • Understand technological potentials and constraints within the most relevant target markets
  • Discover the innovation patterns behind Printed Electronics for products and production processes
  • Network with cross-industrial players and experts and stay in contact using the KEX.net platform

Key Questions

Considered Issues of Current Technology Users


Technologies

  • Which new technologies are in competition with my current technique?
  • What are their limitations regarding material, quality, flexibility, speed etc.?

Markets

  • How attractive and sustainable are the current potential markets?
  • What influence will new developments on my own market?

Products

  • Which current applications / products are relevant or potentially substituted?
  • Which customer needs can I address with state of the art technologies?

Business Cases

  • What are underlying cost structures of established or competing technologies?

  • What effect do they have on current and prospective Business Cases?

Considered Issues of Future Technology Users


Technologies

  • Are my products technologically feasible today or in the near future?
  • What are current limitations of Printed Electronic processes and which developments are expected?

Markets

  • Which new or developing markets can I address and what are their forecasts?
  • Who are the relevant players in these markets?

Products

  • Which future applications / products will be possible?
  • Which functionalities / added values can I integrate in the future?

Business Cases

  • What are the underlying cost structures of upcoming new technologies?
  • What are attractive new and potentially disruptive Business Cases?

Network of Experts

The consortium project...

  • is based on extensive knowledge and previous projects done by the research partners like Fraunhofer IPT, PEM or WZL at RWTH University
  • leverages the pooled expertise in the consortium
  • builds an expert network that enables knowledge exchange and information generation across value creation stages and business sectors
  • brings together all experts and decision makers involved with Printed Electronics

    ► Benefit from the opportunities provided by our network and determine whether the upcoming 3D based technologies are a thread or a chance to your current applications.
    Determine which technologies and innovations have an impact on your business!

Network of experts on printed electronics

Network of experts on printed electronics

Target Markets


Industry and Services

Industry and Services

Consumer

Consumer

Automotive

Automotive

Medical

Medical

Energy

Energy

Aerospace

Aerospace

Project Approach






Stage 1 - Pilot Analysis

Generating an overview on the status-quo of technologies and market applications as well as relevant trends.

Stage 2 - Technology / Market Analysis

Providing detailed information on selected applications regarding technological opportunities and market potential.

Stage 3 - Business Cases

Deriving comprehensive business cases on selected highlight applications and generation of "transition guideline" to implement the selected solutions.

Research Partners

Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT

  • Founding year: 1980
  • 415 employees
  • Business portfolio: Turbomachinery, Tool Making, Optics, Lightweight Technologies, Life Sciences Engineering, Integrated Mechatronic System
  • Knowledge and experience in all fields of production technology for developing and optimizing solutions for modern production facilities
http://www.ipt.fraunhofer.de

ACAM Aachen Center for Additive Manufacturing GmbH

  • Founding year: 2015
  • Platform for networking, coordinating joint research and development as well as conducting training and education seminars
  • Access to innovative know-how, process, software and systems engineering as well as customized services on Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies
http://acam.rwth-campus.com

Kunststoff-Insitut Lüdenscheid - KIMW

  • Support in selection, development, optimisation and realisation of products, tooling and processes across entire range of plastics technology