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Starlight Digital Manufacturing Platform bridges the gap between promising applied research and scalable additive manufacturing solutions.

Rochester, New York (May 22, 2017)Sensor Films, Inc., (SFI) maker of the award-winning Starlight Digital Manufacturing Platform, recently received more international recognition – the company has been named a 2017 TechConnect  Innovation Award winner for outstanding design and ingenuity as an additive manufacturing solutions provider.

The award was presented May 14th during the 2017 TechConnect World Innovation Conference and Expo in Washington., D.C., the result of the Starlight platform’s modular approach to additive manufacturing. The system enables large area deposition of functional and decorative materials on a variety of cut-sheet, flexible, porous or rigid substrates. It is also scalable for roll to roll production.  

SFI is exhibiting the Starlight system throughout SID Display Week 2017 in Los Angeles, May 23-25th. Visit SFI at Booth #729.

Peter Hessney, SFI’s president noted, “We are truly grateful to be recognized by TechConnect as a 2017 Innovation Award winner.  The award represents everything SFI has been working towards in bringing an additive manufacturing prototyping and production system to the growing market of functional printing.” (Click here for Starlight video).

“In preparation for the annual TechConnect World Innovation Conference, our Corporate and Investment Partners Committee evaluates several hundred technologies and business models looking for those companies that are driving innovation in new directions and enabling exciting new products,” said Jennifer Rocha, Program Director of TechConnect, a global innovation prospecting organization that vets, filters and delivers the world’s most promising emerging innovations to its corporate, government, and investment partners.

“Sensor Films was recognized with the TechConnect Innovation Award for their work in providing innovative solutions that utilize their additive manufacturing production process,” Rocha said.

SFI’s Starlight system also was a recent recipient of the Flexi Award presented by the FlexTech Alliance, declaring that the system’s modularity and scalability puts it in a unique position to easily integrate with silicon components, providing an efficient hybrid manufacturing system to rapidly produce new devices.
Malcolm Thompson is executive director of NextFlex – America’s Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing Institute, a part of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) that is responsible for bringing together technology elements to accelerate the manufacturing of flexible electronics.

Thompson stated: “SFI’s Starlight Platform satisfies many of the requirements critical to bridging the gap between promising applied research and scalable manufacturing solutions. Starlight’s additive manufacturing system integrates easily with silicon based components and can quickly turn out a variety of prototypes that can be scaled to production volumes with great confidence.”   


About Sensor Films, Inc.

Sensor Films Inc. is an additive manufacturing solutions provider that is changing the way electronic products are manufactured. Sensor Films designs and builds digital manufacturing and printing systems equipped with integrated pre- and post-printing processes enabling customers to make electronic product assemblies used in a wide variety of consumer and industrial products. The technology efficiently prints functional and decorative inks on flexible and rigid substrates in a platform scalable to high throughput production. Visit SFI at

About TechConnect

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