Roll-to-roll printing provides flexibility to manufacture advanced electronic products. This technology transforms manufacturing process and enables high volume production of technology products. The increased demand for flexible electronic devices such as printed circuit, smart labels (RFID tags & antennas), printed sensors, and OLED lighting will fuel the industry growth. Capabilities to resist high-defect density, high economical production processes, and booming consumer sector are key factors that may positively impact the roll-to-roll printing market.
Continued demand for flexible devices in the electronics industry and increased application areas owing to improved technical features may spur the roll-to-roll printing market size. The increased demand from flexible devices, such as sensors, electronics, medical, optoelectronics, and photovoltaic, may enhance industry growth. The increased penetration of small-sized, durable, portable, and wearable products may catalyze the demand.
The roll-to-roll printing market offers benefits such as high line speed, low manufacturing cost, and continuity in the process. Increased application areas owing to improved technical features offer emerging opportunities for the business growth. R2R printing in contrast with conventional systems offers flexible, cost-effective, light, and efficient solutions.
Important factors for high adoption rates include high volume and economical process, expanding consumer sector, flexible transparent sensor in industrial sectors, multimodal-based sensors in the healthcare area, and usage of flexible sensors in wearable medical devices.
Failure risks and mass production needs are restraints that may hinder roll-to-roll printing market size. Huge R&D investments, challenges associated with manufacturing techniques, and flexible electronics performance may limit the growth. The absence of standardized infrastructure, much lower resolutions, and identification of materials for roll printing are key challenges for this industry.
Flexible devices, material and technology are key segmentation. Flexible devices consist of substrate selections, film depositions, curing, assembling & cutting, and testing & packaging. Technology includes gravure, offset lithography, flexography, inkjet and screen printing. Material includes substrate & inks. Gravure, Offset, and flexography are frequently used that have an advantage of high-speed processing to achieve medium resolutions and high productivity. Inkjet is expected to dominate the segment owing to benefits such as non-contact printing.
Key applications are fuel cells, battery products & technology, flexible electronics, photovoltaics, and membrane. End users are consumer electronics, commercial, industrial, medical, aerospace, defense, and automotive. Flexible electronics accounted for majority of revenue in 2015 owing to huge demand from commercial and industrial sector.
U.S. roll-to-roll printing market share is expected to dominate due to advancements in technologies and improved infrastructure. Europe may also observe a considerable growth over the timeline due to the presence of important players.
Asia Pacific may witness considerable growth over the analysis period owing to the inflow of foreign funds and improved industrialization in countries such as Taiwan, Korea, China, and Malaysia. Central & South America and the Middle East & Africa are among emerging nations.
MULINO, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sunstone Circuits®, the leading printed circuit board (PCB) solutions provider, has been named one of The Oregonian Top Work Places for 2016. This is the fifth year The Oregonian/OregonLive has recognized the Top Workplaces in Oregon and southwest Washington. Starting with employee recommendations and self-nominations, WorkplaceDynamics - an employee research and consulting firm - invited more than 1,000 companies to participate in confidential employee surveys this spring. Of those, more than 150 agreed to make their almost 55,000 combined employees available for surveys. Almost half of the employees responded. The winners list includes a wide range of industry type and size. Employees gave their opinions on everything from pay and benefits to working conditions to corporate leadership. All responses were anonymous.
“Sunstone Circuits is thrilled to once again be named as one of the Top Places to Work in Oregon,” said Mathew Stevenson, Director of Marketing. “We want Sunstone employees to feel that they contribute something meaningful in their day to day work, and that they are appreciated by management. We are constantly looking at ways to move the company forward, and we want our employees’ input on ways we can do that. Sunstone Circuits is more than a company; we’re a family.”
Key sentiments among workers with winning companies are feelings of alignment and connection. In all, 100 companies were selected as Top Workplaces.
NESS ZIONA, Israel -- Nano Dimension Ltd., a leader in the field of 3D printed electronics (NASDAQ, TASE: NNDM), announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Nano Dimension Technologies Ltd., has delivered a DragonFly 2020 3D Printer to a Fortune 100 company for evaluation purposes.
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