Dr. Neil Chilton
Printed Electronics Limited
Printed Electronics – turning challenges into opportunities with an industrial focus
PEL have built a long experience in many of the core areas of printable electronics using methods such as inkjet, screen printing, superfine inkjet, nozzle and 3D surface printing as well as working together with 3D additive manufacturing. Printable electronics is an area of significant commercial promise and we see growth in the sector now focused on higher value, form-factor based applications. Over the last 12 years PEL have been involved in a wide range of commercial and R&D programmes, some have gone to volume production, but a larger number have not. For PEL, as a commercial process development company that is entirely normal and expected and the experience gained is always useful. In this presentation we will address some of the fundamental challenges to printable electronics both in 2D and towards 3D – and hope to give some general pointers that can help in both understanding the technology and assist in industrialisation of PE processes.