Printed electronics for automotive applications – Presented by Margreet de Kok, Holst Centre

Margreet de Kok, Holst Centre, will speak at Automotive 3D Printing Conference, on June 05, 2019, at Automotive Campus, Helmond, The Netherlands.

Printed electronics can deliver interesting functionalities like lighting, interaction, sensors and have technologically a lot of potential for adjustment of properties to be processable in thermoforming and injection moulding. Holst Centre has focussed activities in this domain and in this presentation examples will be given of technological advances and unique business opportunities in field of automotive.


What drives you?

Realising with our partners new features in human machine interaction that will enhance the experience in the automotive market.

Why should the delegate attend your presentation?

We will present the possibilities of printed electronics and the challenges for in mould electronics in automotive field.

What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?

Both lighting functionalities for communication and infomation exchange and / or combined with touch functionalities in surfaces that are currently not functionalised have big potential.

What kind of impact do you expect them to have?

They will first of all change the automotive environment and experience but will also be applicable in other fields like consumer products, medical etc.

What are the barriers that might stand in the way?

Technologically some hurdles have to be taken besides the definition of what the value is that new functionalities will bring.

About TNO – Holst Centre 
Holst Centre is an independent R&D center that develops technologies for wireless autonomous sensor technologies and flexible electronics, in an open innovation setting and in dedicated research trajectories. A key feature of Holst Centre is its partnership model with industry and academia based around roadmaps and programs. It is this kind of cross-fertilization that enables Holst Centre to tune its scientific strategy to industrial needs.

About Automotive 3D Printing Conference

Automotive 3D Printing Conference takes place on June 05, 2019, at Automotive Campus, in Helmond, The Netherlands.

Topics: Various aspects around the use of 3D printing in the automotive industry, such as:

  • Prototyping
    • Design Phase
    • Development phase / Validation
    • Tooling (pre-production)
  • Production
    • Manufacturing aids (f.i. custom tools, jigs, fixtures)
    • Medium-sized production runs
  • (3D) Printed electronics (f.i. for dashboards)
  • Automotive Sports
  • Spare parts / After Sales ( localised production )
  • Mass customisation
  • Developing lighter constructions


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