Airbus (in cooperation with Altran)

Printed Electrics Applied - The new Info Panel

Modern aviation faces ever increasing challenges of complexity, weight and cost. These can be solved in part by custom-fit printed electrics – a new digital technology enabling effortless customization and fully automated manufacturing.

With the development of conductive inks, it is now possible to print routes for data and power transmission that replace current harnesses. Massively reducing the part count leads to a reduction of weight and manufacturing cost as well as a simplified architecture, while allowing for last-minute customization.