On December 10-11, ZAL (Center for Applied Aviation Research) organizes a workshop on printed electronics for the aviation industry at the ZAL TechCenter in Hamburg, Germany. This two-days’ workshop includes various presentations by and discussions with the aviation industry, such as Airbus, Lufthansa Technik, Diehl, and Zodiac.
Printed electronics enables lightweight, easy to integrate and cost-effective to produce functionalities for various applications. This results in a weight reduction of the aircraft itself and thereby a reduction in fuel consumption. In the end, this can not only save the companies a lot of costs, the environment will be less harmed as well. Additionally, new user experiences become reality, e.g. with warm, homogenous and glare-free OLED cabin lighting.
As co-organizer, OE-A brings the printed electronics industry – its members – to this workshop. A lot of printed electronics companies are already supplying their technologies and applications to the automotive industry, making the aviation industry the next logical step. What are the technological challenges for avionics which can be solved by printed electronics? This workshop aims to explore these future applications as well as to identify possible partnerships and development potentials.