AR/VR Hardware Conference

November 9, 2022 | 1.00 pm (CET)

Find your path to the future with AR/VR technology

XR devices enhance or replace our view of the world with improvements for everyday life – whether its messaging, navigation or entertainment. New cutting-edge technology creates new possibilities which every innovation driven company in the industrial as well as the consumer market should keep an eye on. But what is the most efficient way to build AR and VR devices? What do developers and designers need to consider?

To supercharge your knowledge about the latest and most efficient assembly trends, DELO hosts a virtual conference - presented by EPIC.

  • IDTechEx | Finding innovation gaps in AR optics
  • Phabulous & MICROOLED | Solving the challenges in AR
  • EVG | Nanoimprint lithography for AR waveguide manufacturing using high refractive index materials
  • DELO | Polymer solutions for diffractive waveguides
  • Kasalis | Overcoming AR challenges with active alignment
  • DELO | Microspeaker technology for AR devices

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Increase your know-how and discuss the most important trends with us and our partners directly via chat!

 

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THE PROGRAM

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Welcome and introduction

01.00 pm (CET) | Welcome and introduction with Max Baum and Constantin Mons, DELO Industrial Adhesives

Finding innovation gaps in AR optics

01.15 pm (CET) | Speaker: Sam Dale, IDTechEx

Augmented reality headsets promise to revolutionize how we interact with computing - yet meeting consumer expectations has so far proved challenging. Successful future devices need to be compact, aesthetically pleasing, and usable for hours, not to mention socially acceptable: development in optics is crucial for this. We explore the competing strategies for meeting the innovation challenges in optical combiners and waveguides for augmented reality, analyzing trends in architecture and changes in manufacturing methods. An overview of IDTechEx’s ten-year market forecasts is presented, predicting technological winners and the suitability of optics types for different segments of the XR device market.

Solving the challenges in AR

01.50 pm (CET) | Speaker: Jessica van Heck, PHABULOuS Pilot Line & Xavier Bonjour, MICROOLED

Depending on the type of application in AR/VR, there are several challenges hardware manufacturers are facing. To find the right solution, partnerships need to be formed to overcome these challenges. The PHABULOuS Pilot Line is addressing the challenges around micro-optics needed in AR applications, offering services of a full supply chain to address these challenges. Together with MICROOLED, a manufacturer of high-performance micro-displays, PHABULOuS is working on the microlens arrays to control the angular shape of light output and to enhance the brightness of the OLED microdisplay components. Of course, there are also some other challenges that need to be addressed. MICROOLED will also provide some insights for «Light » AR smart glasses product category for sports, industry, military and medical markets.

Nanoimprint lithography for AR waveguide manufacturing using high refractive index materials

02.25 pm (CET) | Speaker: Andrea Kneidinger, EVG Group

Over the last 20 years, nanoimprint lithography (NIL) has emerged to a volume proven manufacturing technology that cost-effectively generates micro- and nanometer-scale-resolution patterns on wafer-level. Due to the maturity and flexibility, NIL has a proven track record for volume production in fields like wafer-level optics, biomedical diagnostics and augmented reality (AR) devices. Together with recent developments for high refractive index materials the capabilities of this replication technology become even broader. 

This talk provides an overview of the versatility and recent achievements of NIL, focusing on AR waveguide manufacturing using high refractive index materials.

 

Polymer solutions for diffractive waveguides

03.00 pm (CET) | Speaker: Dr. Stephan Prinz, DELO Industrial Adhesives

Waveguides, which guide the light from the projection device into the user’s eye, are the central optical element of future compact smart glasses. Among the different waveguide concepts, diffractive waveguides based on directly imprinted surface-relief gratings (SRG) are currently dominant due to their good manufacturability and price / performance characteristics. High-tech polymers with tailored optical properties, such as high refractive index > 1.9, directly influence the waveguide performance and are a key enabling technology. In this talk, we will cover three key applications of polymers in diffractive waveguide manufacturing: Direct imprint of SRG couplers, precise waveguide stacking / cover glass bonding as well as edge blackening.

 

 

Coffee break

03.35 03.50 pm (CET)

Overcoming AR challenges with active alignment

03.50 pm (CET) | Speaker: Aaron Israelski, Kasalis

While AR devices have the potential to change the way we live and interact with the world around us, the manufacture of these cutting-edge devices requires new and innovative approaches for assembly. To successfully build high quality and functional AR devices, OEMs and manufacturers must carefully consider both the design and assembly process used for production. Challenges such as high accuracy positioning of components, alignment of the left and right eye image projections, integration of imaging and depth sensors, and overall functional testing/calibration of these devices present unique challenges that OEMs and manufacturers must overcome to produce high performing devices for their customers. Sophisticated active alignment and test solutions are crucial to the successful integration of the many active components that go into an AR wearable. Kasalis will discuss these challenges in more detail and how their active alignment and test solutions can be used to overcome these obstacles to allow their partners to bring their innovations to market.

Microspeaker technology for AR devices

04.25 pm (CET) | Speaker: Florian Riedl, DELO Industrial Adhesives

Beside the visual components, the human-machine interaction by voice and sound is crucial for the acceptance of AR devices. Microspeakers and MEMS microphones enable the communication with the device. In this session various microspeaker designs, new materials and processes as well as challenges coming along with the miniaturization for AR devices will be discussed.

Closing words and feedback

about 5.35 pm (CET) | Speaker: Constantin Mons, DELO Industrial Adhesives

Conclusion and further opportunities for a confidential exchange with the experts.

 

 

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