Equipped with an excellent infrastructure and long-standing expertise, Fraunhofer ISE offers a variety of services for challenging functional printing applications like silicon solar cells, printed circuit boards (PCBs), fuel cells, batteries, sensors, electronic devices and more. We support material, equipment as well as device manufacturers in selecting suitable printing technologies, developing functional materials or innovative processes. We offer a wide range of characterization methods covering all relevant aspects from material and surface characterization to an in-depth analysis of electrical, optical and functional properties.
Silicon solar cells serve as a well-known example for printed devices produced on an industrial level. Printing ultrafine line contacts with good conductivity on textured silicon surfaces is a supreme discipline of functional printing, in which Fraunhofer ISE has gathered extensive experience.
Our PV-TEC – Photovoltaic Technology Evaluation Center features a variety of different state-of-the-art printing technologies which can be applied for various applications. We can offer research services and in-depth knowledge covering the following printing technologies:
- flatbed screen
- stencil printing
- rotary screen
- flexographic printing
- inkjet printing
- multi-nozzle parallel dispensing
The multi-nozzle dispensing activities have been recently commercialized successfully by our spin-off HighLine Technology GmbH.