According to one aspect, the invention provides a table for compensating deformation in flexible foils (1) The table comprises a supportive base (2) and a deformation compensation system (3). This system comprises a plurality of movable elements (4), supported by the base (2), wherein the movable elements form a surface for supporting the flexible foil. The movable elements comprise clamps (6) for clamping the foil (5). The movable elements (4) are individually movable parallel to the surface for supporting the foil, so as to stretch the clamped foil into a predefined shape. The table for compensating deformation in flexible foils may be used in a manufacturing process of flexible functional foils to compensate deformation of the foils during sequential patterning.

Title
System for patterning flexible foils
Application Number
12/919966
Publication Number
20110261336
Application Date
February 27, 2009
Publication Date
October 27, 2011
Inventor
Wilhelmus Johannes Maria Da Laat
Peter Theodorus Maria Giesen
Maria Peter
Erwin Rinaldo Meinders
Assignee
Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepastnatuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek TNO
IPC
G03B 27/42
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