Printing performance and printing as a manufacturing method
VTT focuses on improving the effectiveness of printing processes as well as utilizing printing technology as a manufacturing method. We can help our customers to achieve better productivity, runnability and printing performance in conventional and intelligent printing. Our strong competence in the printing field has accumulated from long-term industry-focused research. We combine the experience with full-scale printing presses and laboratories with developed procedures and methods. We offer contract research, workshops, seminars, training, trouble shooting, simulation and consulting. Our activities cover printed matter and packaging and a wide range of other products e.g. in hybrid media.
Our on-line measurements are the key to finding and solving production problems in press-rooms and paper mills. Data mining is an efficient tool for finding the key parameters affecting productivity. Improvement possibilities in production can be safely discovered by simulating the process and the interaction mechanisms of paper and press. Our tools serve both the process and the product development.
When we talk about utilizing printing technologies as manufacturing methods we aim for customized consumer-oriented and cost-effective products with novel functional properties. We can demonstrate pilot-level manufacturing of components, modules and functionalities of printed intelligence. Also modelling and simulation are used for proofing new concepts. Applications of printed intelligence can be passive and active electronic, optic and optoelectronic components, different indicators, sensors and diagnostic products. In printed intelligence, there are limitless opportunities to generate completely new products, and thus new business.
Together with our customers in printing field we want to create new added value for their business, functional printed products and smart service concepts.