SmartLine is an ambitious H2020 FOF project that will create intelligent and zero-defect manufacturing processes of Organic Electronic devices (OPVs and OLEDs for lighting) by unique R2R printing and OVPD pilot lines.
The SmartLine project is aimed to develop robust and non-destructive in-line metrology tools (optical, electrical, structural) and process control platform to achieve the reliable and closed-loop manufacturing.
Within SmartLine, IBS is developing inline optical interterferometry to enable real time process control for OPV manufacturing.
Develop robust, non-destructive, and in-line optical (Spectroscopic Ellipsometry, Raman, Wavelength Scanning Interferometry, Reflectometry), and electrical metrology (Eddy Current measurement) tools and methodologies
Integrate in-line metrology tools in strategic parts of unique R2R printing and OVPD Pilot to Production Lines.
Develop a unique platform for feedback from the in-line metrology tools to control the processes through non-destructive and traceable in-line measurements and algorithms, combined with contribution to standardization & reference materials.
Optimize the R2R printing and OVPD manufacturing processes reliability in pilot lines, fabrication of homogeneous OPV and OLEDs and demonstration of their reliability and homogeneity to industrial applications (e.g. automotive).
The above can be addressed only through a European approach and a transnational cooperation between excellent entities in characterization/modelling and industrial entities with unique pilot lines. This project brings together academic, SME and industrial partners with world-class excellence and established track-record in metrology tools and manufacturing.
This project will have a huge impact and will transform the manufacturing processes for Organic Electronics Industry and for other Industries as Thin Films (e.g. functional films, antimicrobial and decoration coatings, barriers), Electronics, Wearables, Energy, Automotive, Transport, Space, Health, etc, to the Factory of the Future.
SmartLine will revolutionize the European Industries of Organic Electronics, Functional Thin Films (e.g. optical, antimicrobial coatings, barriers, hydro-phobic/philic), Electronics, Wearables, Energy, Automotive, Transport, Aerospace, Health, etc., with robust & in-line metrology and control solutions.
SmartLine will also contribute to existing standards and will strongly improve existing manufacturing processes by providing solutions for metrology controlled manufacturing processes, accelerating the industry uptake of in-line metrology tools and control systems, demonstrating better resource efficiency, yield and productivity of novel components and final products for commercial applications.
The consortium consists of 7 partners from 4 different European countries (Greece, Germany, Italy, Netherlands).
Read more about the project on the project website.