Session 7: FPE Manufacturing Facilities
Tools and Technology for Flexible Hybrid Electronics
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
8:45 AM - 9:05 AM
DoMicro BV is a startup company providing a state of the art integrated manufacturing solution for hybrid and printed electronics. A multifunctional and fully automated toolset enables flexible manufacturing and versatile processing of any kind of electronic structure or hybrid product. Within this toolset inkjet printing is key and instrumental in processing multi materials, flexible substrates, parts and 3D-components. Inkjet printing addresses only local areas or spots where traditionally whole substrates are coated by spin coaters or deposition chambers requiring further removal steps to create the needed patterns. Pre-programmed routing process steps can be flexible rearranged and integrated. This enables a revolutionary new approach for low to mid volume manufacturing compared to the traditional fixed sequence and long logistic worldwide chains for high volume manufacturing of electronic products. System integration and fully automated processes and handling creates a value proposition for versatile hybrid and printed electronic products reducing time to market. DoMicro can optimize processes, recipes and move R&D effort swift and seamlessly into ramp up mode for volumes. This new and smart manufacturing principle will be presented and discussed.
As Managing Director for start-up DoMicro BV, Marcel Grooten MSc. drives the industrialisation of new production technology for hybrid electronics. Previously he acted as independent consultant & interim manager with respect to industrialisation projects and operational management. After graduation (ME) he started his career within Royal Philips Electronics NV, acquiring skills in equipment engineering, project management, human resources and operations. Hereafter he has been engaged in several start-up companies performing operational and turn-around management in high tech industry including data storage, solar, semicon and printing. His leadership and entrepreneurship is based on many years of profound knowledge, international experience and network in technical consultancy and operational executive management.