printocent pilot factory / VTT
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.
Hilla business domain
Wireless ICT, Health, Industry, Automotive
VTT, Knowledge intensive products and systems
Kaitoväylä 1, 90590 Oulu
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
Rotary screen printing
Slot die coating
Rotary die cutting
VTT currently has three in-air R2R pilot printing lines, an inert-atmosphere R2R pilot printing line, an R2R evaporator, R2R functional testing line, R2R assembly & bonding 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.
Orion Diagnostica - Printed Diagnostics:
Iscent: Eye-catcing, ecological packaging by surface modification
Flexbright: Flexible LED luminaires
Focalspec: Verification of new online topography measurement system
Optitune: Verification of hard coating material R2R processability
PrintoCent Pilot Factory is available to all customers.
Additional PrintoCent Pilot Factory upgrade 2015-2016 project proposal of 1,8 ME was approved in March 2015 by regional council of Oulu. This investment project is targeted for improving the manufacturing process and testing capabilities, enabling prototyping and scale-up of new product concepts.
Terms and conditions
By default, normal VTT terms and conditions for contract R&D services are applied.
All pricing is determined on case-by-case basis.
tel. +358 40 774 9846