3D Printed Structural Electronics At TNO - AMSYSTEMS Center (Printed Electronics Europe 2017)

Dr Wijnand Germs, Project Manager


Europe 2017 Presentation - TNO*
Europe 2017 Audio Presentation - TNO*

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Presentation Summary

Utilizing the freedom of shape and flexibility of 3D printing techniques combined with the technologies from flexible electronics a new manufacturing paradigm is being developed. TNO is developing such manufacturing technologies towards industrial production of fully customized 3D printed structural electronics. This presentation will talk about the current efforts from TNO towards this realization and the future vision.

Speaker Biography (Wijnand Germs)

Wijnand Germs works as the program manager 3D Printed Structural Electronics at the department Equipment for Additive Manufacturing at TNO. He has a PhD degree in Applied Physics from the Eindhoven University of Technology, and worked as a process engineer in the aluminum industry, before joining TNO as a research scientist, where he worked mostly on multimaterial 3D printing. Since April 2016 he fully spends his time on project management.

Company Profile (Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (BMC))

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The department of Equipment for Additive Manufacturing (EfAM) develops cutting-edge technology and high-precision machine concepts for 3D printing and layer-wise material deposition.
Among others, EfAM has developed a 3D chocolate printer, a 3D pasta printer, a high-viscous continuous inkjet system, a force feedback system for a 3D Digital Light Processing printer, a fast large area atomic layer deposition machine and biocompatible materials and ceramic slurries for stereolithography. EfAM has a track record of successful technology transfers to its business partners. For example, its experience with stereolithography was used to found two companies; Rapidshape and NextDent.
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