Printed Electronics Equipment

Printed Electronics Equipment 2013-2018

Printed Electronics Equipment 2013-2018

Market Opportunity by Printing Type in Printed Electronics

Launching 2013


Printed electronics is becoming a huge business because it is often lower in cost and/ or superior in performance to conventional electronics, examples of the latter being lighter weight, robustness, fault tolerance and thinness. All that is possible thanks to the low-cost printing technologies used, namely screen, gravure, flexo, offset and inkjet printing.

Coating and printing are possible at standard environmental conditions, using equipment with tremendously high throughput - and that could finally lead to low-cost electronics, the often cited "electronics everywhere".

Direct printing is of special interest since it makes it possible to produce patterned structures without further effort. In the case of inkjet printing, the pattern is defined by the direct placement of the drops, for the conventional printing technologies, the printing form defines this pattern. The properties of the final layer are different for the different technologies: screen printing allows thicker layers with higher conductivity, while in offset, flexo and gravure printing, the potential resolution is better. Depending on the requirement from the application, the process is to be chosen.

Indeed, the initial euphoria about entirely printed electronics devices has largely evaporated in the last couple of years. However, many commercial applications involve at least one printing step. This is true for printed electroluminscent displays, organic and inorganic electrodes and transistors, thin-film photovoltaics, printed batteries, and RFID labels to name only a few.

There will be no single printing technology employed for printing electronics because the needs are so disparate. Inkjet printing has had greater support than any other printing technology for printed electronics. Huge investments have radically improved the inkjet printer to make it suitable for the task. Its advantages include lowest wastage of the inevitably expensive inks and greatest tolerance of uneven and undulating surfaces. Inkjet is particularly useful for all but the largest volumes, being extremely good for uneven and changeable surfaces where it can even be focused in real time at the micro scale.

Multiple.  Distributed through American National Standards Institute (ANSI) IEC 61076-4-113 Ed. 1.0 en:2002, Connectors for electronic equipment - Printed board connectors - Part 4-113: Detail specification for two-part ... boards and backplanes in bus applications
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Logitechs sold at Apple stores do, actually

by higgmerr

The Logitech Web cam sold at Apple stores has that Mac-friendly seal of approval printed right on the box. I almost bought one there a few weeks ago, but the sales person said I could get the same thing cheaper at any other electronics store. I went to several, and not a single one had the Apple-compatible logo printed on the box. When I went back to the Apple store to buy it, they had sold out. I think Apple makes it next to impossible to upgrade old equipment. If there's a third party product that will allow you to do so, Apple makes certain you buy it from them directly or not at all.
(Thanks for the tip on the mac cam software, though.)

My ham radio room

by sparkles_with_frugalness

Built my first equipment with parts salvaged from discarded tube-type TVs. Amazing, people used to just throw non-functioning electronics into empty fields. Every bit of radio equipment in my radio room I got for free, because I helped design it, and the company rewarded me with a "sample" of the early runs.
The tower that holds up the antenna - I got paid to take it down by the previous owner.
The desk on which the gear sits - a solid-core exterior door on top of two two-drawer file cabinets, all gifts given to me by a guy whom I helped move.
Photos on the walls are pictures I took personally when on trips to various foreign countries, which I then printed out in 2 X 3 foot format using a color inkjet plotter at work

Der VDMA auf der interpack 2014, Processes & Packaging Leading Trade Fair ..  — TRENDKRAFT (Pressemitteilung)
Einblick in Visionen und Anwendungsmöglichkeirten gibt die OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association). Sicherheit entlang der gesamten Lieferkette Moderne Kennzeichnungstechnik ist der Schlüssel zu mehr Know-how- und Verbraucherschutz.

Morris Products Morris Products 21528 Lockout Tag, Printed With Equipment Locked Out (with stripes) (Pack of 5)
BISS (Morris Products)
  • Lockout tags warn of hazard in and around machinery, equipment, valves, etc
  • Made of rigid 15 mil vinyl with 7/16 brass grommet
  • Easy to write on with permanent marker
  • Moisture and mildew resistant for outdoor use
  • Each durable long lasting hazard lockout tag is 5-3/4 x 3
Elenco Elenco FM Radio Kit
Hobby (Elenco)
  • Build this kit to assemble a monophonic FM receiver (88-108mhz) with electronic auto-scan
  • Will help you understand the basics of working with printed circuit boards
  • Become familiar with a variety of electronic components
  • Develop good soldering skills
  • For 30 years Elenco has been using their strong engineering and design skills to develop reliable, affordable electronic test equipment, tools, and educational kits
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