Holst Centre and AMSYSTEMS Center showcase latest developments in flexible & printed electronics at IDTechEx show! USA

Eindhoven (NL) / Santa Clara (CA, USA), November 14th, 2017 – On November 15-16, 2017, Holst Centre, an open innovation initiative of imec and TNO, and AMSYSTEMS Center, a joint innovation center of TNO and the High Tech Systems Center of Eindhoven University of Technology, will demonstrate the latest developments in printed and flexible electronics at the IDTechEx Show! at the Santa Clara Convention Center in California, USA.  

Holst Centre is at the forefront of the development of flexible, printed electronics, that can be embedded directly into fabrics, plastics and construction materials to create systems that conform to our bodies, the surroundings of our daily life including consumer products, interiors and transport vehicles.

One of the topics Holst Centre focusses on is in-mold electronics (IME) with complex 3D shapes by thermoforming or injection molding processes. By combining printed electronics with dedicated materials, designs and components, and carefully tuning thermal and pressure stability, Holst Centre is able to produce so called smart skins. Senior Scientist Dr Margreet de Kok will explain more about this technology, specifically focused on Automotive applications, in her lecture at the IDTechEx Show! on November 15th.

The AMSYSTEMS Center is dedicated to developing next generation additive manufacturing  production equipment for smart, personalized and multi-functional products. The AMSYSTEMS Center targets high-tech applications, 3D printed electronic devices, and 3D printed food and healthcare applications, with spin-off to other markets that require personalized, on-demand manufacturing.

Dr Joris Remmers, Associate Professor Composite Materials at the Eindhoven University of Technology and connected to the AMSYSTEMS Center, is scheduled to present at the show on November 16th. In his lecture, titled: ‘Towards, First Time Right Production of Multi-Material 3D Printed Products’, he will focus on the unravelling of the micro-mechanical behavior of printed materials and their interfaces as a function of the printing conditions.

For abstracts, timing and registration for both lectures please consult the dedicated IDTechEx website.

Various functional demonstrators of AMSYSTEMS Center and Holst Centre’s cutting edge technologies, as well as a BigRep Studio 3D printing unit, will be on display at the joint booth (M24) at the IDTechEx Show! at the Santa Clara Convention Center in California, USA.