Expanding Dimensions: 3D Structural Electronics


Next OE-A Meeting Europe taking place at VDMA in Frankfurt am Main (DE) on October 28-29

Printed electronics is going to the third dimension. New applications were enabled by conformable and flexible electronics, now more complex 3D electronics enters mass markets like automotive, white goods, sporting goods or consumer electronics. Learn from end-users on automotive displays, shoes with integrated sensors, and collaborative robots with sensor skins. New production equipment for additive manufacturing in combination with printed electronics will be presented. 

These topics will be focused on during this OE-A Meeting in Frankfurt; all in line with the special topic: ‘Expanding Dimensions: 3D Structural Electronics’. Hosted by VDMA, of which OE-A is a working group, the OE-A Meeting Europe takes place in Frankfurt am Main, Germany on October 28-29, 2019. 

Additional presentations in the meeting will focus on artificial intelligence in materials research, and funding programs. Big names such as Arburg, Continental, and Bosch will be giving insights into, among others, future of electronics, mass customization, and end-user perspectives. Also, the OE-A working groups Hybrid Systems, Sustainability and Encapsulation will meet as well as the initiative ‘Women in Printed Electronics’.

In the evening of October 28, there will be the chance to visit the Klassikstadt, showcasing over 350 classic vehicles, followed by a networking dinner. A perfect setting to continue exchanging ideas and starting new collaborations.  

Creating the right partnerships is essential, both between different companies as well as between companies and research institutes. With regular OE-A Meetings in Europe, Asia and North America, OE-A supports its members with an effective networking and communication platform, fostering collaboration and promoting information exchange among all players along the value chain.

Key information

  • Event: OE-A Meeting Europe
  • Special topic: Expanding Dimensions: 3D Structural Electronics
  • Dates: October 28-29, 2019
  • Location: VDMA, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

For more information, please contact daria.firlus@oe-a.org 

About VDMA
VDMA was founded in November 1892 and is the most important voice for the mechanical engineering industry today. It represents the issues of the mechanical and plant engineering sector in Germany and Europe. It successfully accompanies its members in global markets. Its technical expertise, industry knowledge and straightforward positioning make it a recognized and valued point of contact for companies as well as the general public, science, administration and policy makers.

With more than 3,200 members, VDMA is the largest network organization for mechanical engineering in Europe. The association represents the common economic, technological and scientific interests of this diverse industry.

VDMA is divided into cross-sector departments, which generally deal with relevant issues concerning the mechanical and plant engineering sector. It has representative offices in Berlin and Brussels as well as liaison offices in important foreign markets. 36 trade associations and various working groups, as well as the international committees and forums of VDMA, deal with the branches of the mechanical engineering sector. In total, approximately 500 VDMA employees work for the members worldwide.