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PrintoCent Pilot Factory

PrintoCent Pilot Factory is facility for printed electronics, and it is located at the premises of VTT, University of Oulu and Oulu University of Applied Sciences. At VTT, Printocent offers a unique roll-to-roll (R2R) pilot manufacturing environment and R&D services for the development of printed intelligence products as well as related processes, including printing, assembly, lamination and plastic in-mould integration. The pilot manufacturing environment consists of several unique production lines. The lines serve versatile customers’ needs in the field of printed intelligence materials, processes, and products. This unique facility enables companies to explore radically new manufacturing approaches and to reduce the commercial and technical risks before starting fully commercial operations.

PrintoCent Pilot Factory services includes:
• Scale-up from prototypes to mass manufacturing
• Materials and components verification
• Manufacturing methods testing, development and pilot manufacturing
• Production technology transfer
The manufacturing environment can be utilized to manufacture a wide selection of solidly fuctional components and products on different substrates by any of the following Roll-to-Roll manufacturing methods:
• Reverse and forward gravure printing
• Flexographic printing
• Rotary screen printing
• Slot die coating
• Rotary die- and kiss-cutting
• Register lamination
• Hot embossing
• Evaporation
• Etching
• Component assembly
• Injection over-moulding
• Bio-material dispensing
• Functional testing
VTT currently has three in-air R2R pilot printing lines, an R2R evaporator, R2R functional testing line, R2R assembly & bonding & bio-dispending line, R2R converting line and R2R feed injection over-moulding machine. The VTT personnel have extensive hands-on experience and manufacturing know-how in bringing developments in the laboratory to roll-to-roll pilot production scale.

VTT, Knowledge intensive products and systems, Kaitoväylä 1, 90590 Oulu

Contact: Ilkka Kaisto
Director, PrintoCent
+358 40 149 4006


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