OET participates in one of the most ambitious competitive EU-funded research project, Smartline, in terms of Horizon 2020 and Factory of Future, which targets in creating a Factory of Futute in Thessaloniki (EL). The presentation of Smartline took place in COPE-H (Center of Organic & Printed Electronics - Hellas) facilities in Thessaloniki. The project has two directions, in order to create the Factory of Future in Organic Electronics, on Quality and on Mass Production, minimizing defects and losses during production phase.
Smartline started on September 1st, 2017 and its duration is 3 years. Smartline targets at
- development of smart non-destructive optical metrology tools for quality control of Nanomaterials and Organic Electronic (OE) Devices
- automation of the production of OE devices after the implementation of metrology techniques in pilot lines for adjusting the production parameters in order to optimize the production of OE devices (OPVs, OLEDs for lighting)
- optimization of the OPVs & OLEDs Production
- integration of OPVs & OLEDs in Automotive Applications
OET, at Smartline, is responsible for co-ordinating the manufacturers of all scientific instruments and quality control systems and these systems, which are or will integrated in the Production Line. These metrology systems will automatically decide the corrective movements in the production process. "As part of SmartLine, we will create the software for the decisions and the corrective actions that the Production Line will make. We will strengthen our expertise in the OPVs production and we will create the conditions for our strong presence in the Digital Industry (Industry 4.0). "
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You can view the press release (in greek) here.
Below you can find some of the press clippings about the Smartline press conference.