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16 April 2018
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5 July 2018
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28 July 2018
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26 August 2018
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23 September 2018

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Short Courses and Workshops

  Digital Printing Applications  Ink Jet Materials Ink Jet Technology  3D/Digital Fabrication Technology
Role of Inkjet in Commercial and Industrial Printing Applications
Let’s Make an Inkjet Ink—Stabilizing Pigments & Dyes w/Dispersants for Waterbased (Textile) Inkjet Ink Apps

Industrial Inkjet: Applications, Challenges, and Considerations

Introduction to 3D Ink Jet Printing

Printing Opportunities in Wearable Electronics

Inkjet Pigment and Dispersion Technology for Industrial Applications

Insight into New InkJet Technological Developments from Patent Literature
An Introduction to Digital Fabrication: Methods, Materials, and Applications

Digital Textile Printing: Applications, Markets, and Technology

Practical Inkjet Ink Characterization

Fluid Dynamics and Acoustics of Piezo InkJet Printing

Radiation Curing for 3D Printing

Technology of Textile Printing

Electron Beam Curing

Modelling and Simulation of Flow-Induced Damage to Materials During Printing

Adapting Functional Materials for Ink Jet Deposition

Short Course Fees

  Until Aug 26 After Aug 26
 2-hour course Member registration  $175  $225
 2-hour course Non-member registration  $200  $250
 2-hour course Student registration  $65  $115

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Sunday September 23, 2018

8:45 – 10:45

SC01: Role of Inkjet in Commercial and Industrial Printing Applications

Instructor: Ronald Askeland, HP Inc.
Track: Digital Printing Applications
Level: Overview

Printing products from HP, Canon, Epson, FujiFilm, Xaar, Kyocera, Ricoh, Memjet, and Kodak are scrutinized and compared. The suitability of inkjet print systems for markets beyond the home and office is evaluated and contrasted with electrophotographic, offset, flexo, screen, and rotogravure printing in those markets. Thermal, piezo, and continuous inkjet printhead performance parameters and ink/media interactions are examined for applications in large format, publishing, direct mail, photographic, package, and textile printing. UV, solvent, aqueous, latex, and textile inkjet inks are described. Recent product introductions and future trends in commercial/industrial printing are discussed.

This course enables an attendee to:

  • Compare the pros and cons of electrophotographic, inkjet, and analog printing technologies in commercial/industrial applications.
  • Describe key differences in piezo, continuous, and thermal inkjet printhead performance characteristics.
  • Understand the differences between UV, solvent, aqueous, latex, and textile inks.
  • Be aware of future directions in digital printing beyond the home and office.

Intended Audience: those somewhat familiar with inkjet printing technology who would like a better understanding of inkjet’s role in the analog to digital conversion process.

Ronald Askeland is a system architect in the Advanced Technology and Platform Solutions division of HP in San Diego, where he has been since 2016. He has 33 years of experience in inkjet technology and has been awarded more than 60 US patents on inkjet inks and printing systems. Askeland received his PhD in analytical chemistry from Colorado State University. Previously he worked for HP in San Diego, CA (1984-2011) and Barcelona (2012-2015). Askeland is the author of Inkjet Print Engines in The Handbook of Digital Imaging (edited by Michael Kriss ©2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.).

SC02: Let’s Make an Inkjet Ink—Stabilizing Pigments and Dyes with Dispersants for Water-based (Textile) Inkjet Ink Application

Instructor: Christian Maus, Evonik Corporation
Track: Inkjet Materials
Level: Introduction

This course focuses on the preparation of inkjet ink concentrates, starting with the pigment or dye and ending with the dispersant. It employs a practical approach to help students better understand the theory of particle stabilization, which in turn explains the role of dispersants in an ink.
The course content provides a clear explanation of a complex and intricate topic, while also diving into the most exciting inkjet sector in the current market: textile inkjet. It looks at the textile inkjet market, explores the key challenges facing formulators when working with dyes instead of pigments, and discusses how grinding equipment plays a vital role in the preparation of concentrates.

This course enables an attendee to:

  • Understand the basic chemistry and theory of stabilizing particles within a formulation.
  • Determine the role and effect of a dispersant on an ink.
  • Gain general understanding on the composition of an ink and how it is prepared.
  • Gather information on the potential of textile inkjet, but also its hurdles.
  • Provide first-hand experience, leaving the attendee motivated with greater inkjet knowledge.

Intended Audience: engineers, scientists, students, technical sales, and managers who want to refresh or gain knowledge in inks and additives used in inkjet inks, especially for the textile market.

Christian Maus is currently an ink market segment manager (focus on inkjet inks) for Evonik. He received his PhD at the University of Bonn (Germany) where he studied chemistry. Upon graduation, Maus launched his career in the coating and surface technology industry where he has resided for more than ten years. He also has a personal passion for scientific-related themes, as he and his colleagues recently achieved the first-place prize in a call-for-papers by the NPIRI Association.

SC03: Industrial Inkjet: Applications, Challenges, and Considerations

Instructor: Rich Baker, Integrity Integration
Track: Inkjet Technology
Level: Overview

Inkjet is finding increasing utility in industrial product manufacturing. The breadth and scope of these applications are wide, ranging from product decoration to product functionalization; additive to subtractive manufacturing; and flat items to direct to shape contour printing to 3D build processes. The applications may vary, but the general challenges and considerations to successfully assess, develop, and implement inkjet processes are universal. This course helps guide the an attendee  though the questions: What is inkjet? What chemistries can go through a printhead? Is inkjet right for my application? What are the development and design considerations? How to get going? Plus showcase a number of current and future applications of inkjet used in manufacturing.

This course enables an attendee to::

  • Understand inkjet technologies and limitations.
  • Understand the chemistries/potential chemistries available.
  • See the direction and challenges of using inkjet in industrial applications.
  • Understand the potential strategic advantage of “Digital Manufacturing”.

Intended Audience: those considering using inkjet in a manufacturing process (engineers, scientist, marketing, business development), as well as those generally interested in understanding the scope and strategic potential of inkjet in non-traditional applications.

Rich Baker received a PhD in chemistry at the University of Massachusetts. He has spent his entire career working on inkjet systems and applications, originally with Markem-Image, then FujiFilm Dimatix, and currently with Integrity Industrial Ink Jet Integration. Integrity Integration designs, develops, and fabricates bespoke industrial print systems for industrial clients.

SC04: Introduction to 3D Ink Jet Printing

Instructor: Sascha de Peña, Hewlett-Packard Company
Track: 3D/Digital Fabrication Technology
Level: Introduction

3D printing or additive manufacturing technologies in general, is an expected future growth area, with a wide variety of different technologies available. Some of the fundamental technologies have been around for a while but the latest enhancements in equipments, performance and materials are now making them a compelling alternative for a diverse range of applications, some of them unique. This course provides an overview of the existing 3D printing technologies, materials, their fundamentals, current performance, relative strengths and weaknesses. An overview of the 3D printing overall ecosystem, market, players, applications, software, trends, and news is included.

This course enables an attendee to::

  • Get up to speed on 3D printing (additive manufacturing) fundamentals in a short time.
  • Have a clear view of different existing approaches to create 3D parts by means of additive manufacturing.
  • Understand the fundamentals of the underlying technologies and the materials used to work with each of those.
  • Learn the pros and cons of each technology and the challenges ahead. Also, an overview of some public research projects being conducted in 3D around the world.
  • Appreciate a broad view of the key players in the market, the verticals being addressed, a rough idea of the market potential, and thoughts on how the industry may evolve and the barriers to mass adoption.

Intended Audience: anyone interested in getting up to date in regards to 3D printing, with none or little previous exposure to it (this is where the gain/time is maximized).

Sascha de Peña is a physicist with an MBA, ESADE, and a PhD in plasma physics conducting research at the Max-Planck- Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) concerned with the investigation of the physical basis of a fusion power plant. Currently, he is master technologist and R&D Chief Engineer at HP’s Printing and Personal Systems Group, responsible for the technical direction of several large format printers and in charge of the evaluation and development of technologies for rapid prototyping.

11:00 – 13:00

SC05: Printing Opportunities in Wearable Electronics NEW 

Instructor: Alan Hodgson, Alan Hodgson Consulting Ltd.
Track: Digital Printing Applications
Level: Overview

The wearable electronics market is described in terms of a number of sectors including health care and clothing. This course outlines the benefits and opportunities that printing can bring to the fabrication of these devices, as an enabling technology for wide area wearable electronics. We examine the issues around the fabrication of textile electronics and sensor assemblies and where these devices fit into the concepts of the Internet of Things, Smart Cities, and Active Assisted Living.
The concepts are illustrated through case studies examining the field of personal protective equipment (PPE). The course shows how the relevant communities are coming together to address the remaining challenges within the forum of International standards.

The course enables an attendee to::

  • Understand wearable electronics market sectors and the relative attributes of these.
  • Explain how wearable electronics fit into societal concepts like Smart Cities and Active Assisted Living.
  • Gain insight into how printing for fabrication intersects with these market sectors.
  • Understand the ways textile electronics and PPE can be early adopters and opportunities for printed wearable devices.
  • Evaluate how the relevant communities are coalescing around international standards activity and how this can be accessed.

Intended Audience: anyone with a basic knowledge of printing technologies. It aims to inform an audience ranging from students and engineers to market innovators and academics, and to help attendees assess the potential opportunities that the field of Wearable Electronics can bring to their career and/or job function

Alan Hodgson has 35 years experience across the printing industry and has been involved in printed electronics for more than 10 years, first in materials and later as a practitioner. He remains active in Printed Electronics as Chair of the International Standards committee IEC TC 119. He is a past President of IS&T and a long-term member of the conference committee for Printing for Fabrication. He is now active in the field of wearable electronics as an industrial consultant. 

10% Savings

Take 3 or more courses and get 10% off your total short course registration fee!
Use "Pick3" coupon code at checkout to receive the discount. 

Short Course Monitors are needed to help with classes. Monitors take courses for free.

Interested? Contact Marion Zoretich at for more information. Priority is given to students.

SC06: Inkjet Pigment and Dispersion Technology for Industrial Application

Instructor: Alan Hudd, Alchemie Technology Ltd.
Track: Inkjet Materials
Level: Advanced/Specialist

This course describes the inkjet ink design process and requirements for successfully and reliably using a wide range of organic and inorganic pigments and of functional materials for inkjet printing. Methods of pigment stabilization are discussed. Details of dispersion technology and DVLO theory are used to highlight the importance of chemically stabilizing the surfaces of pigment particles. The Stokes-Einstein equation describing Brownian motion and Stokes law describing gravitational settling are used to understand the inkjet pigment ink requirement for flocculation and not agglomeration. Practical examples of processing pigment dispersions and the types of chemical dispersants used in inkjet formulations are also presented.

This course enables an attendee to::

  • Understand the key challenges involved in preparing a pigment ink for use in inkjet printing.
  • Appreciate DVLO theory.
  • Consider the factors that influence long-term stability.

Intended Audience: material scientists, print professionals, and engineers interested in ink preparation.

Alan Hudd started an inkjet career with Domino before founding and managing Xennia Technology for 20 years.  He is now cofounder and chairman of Alchemie Technology, which provides a wealth of industrial inkjet experience with a strong commercial awareness of the drivers and Benefits of digital technology. Hudd has more than 30 years experience in the inkjet printing industry.

SC07: Insight into New InkJet Technological Developments from Patent Literature

Instructor: Mike Willis, Pivotal Resources
Track: Inkjet Technology
Level: Overview

There are around 300 new patent applications published each month that can give an insight into new inkjet-related developments. However searching for these patents, then filtering out the most interesting ones is time consuming. Willis has been following inkjet patents since the 1980s and regularly monitoring patent applications since 1997. This course reviews some of the developments that have occurred over the past 2 years, in particular encompassing printhead and system technology such as ink supplies, nozzle maintenance, and drop detection. The assessment includes thermal inkjet, Landa Digital, and other transfer processes; challenges for high-speed printing such as misting, condensation, and missing nozzle detection and correction; and new applications such as flooring, footwear, and cosmetics.

This course enables an attendee to:

  • Appreciate the value of the information contained within patent literature.
  • Understand the limitations of patent research to avoid false interpretations.
  • Understand and benchmark the state of the art in areas examined.
  • Understand some of the issues being faced at the forefront of technology development.

Intended Audience: anyone interested in what inkjet developments are taking place that are not yet commercialized, such as scientists, engineers, and program and business development managers.

Mike Willis founded Pivotal Resources, a digital printing industry consultancy, in 1995. He has experience in a wide range of technologies and markets including drop-on-demand and continuous inkjet printing, electrophotographic technology, grayscale and color reproduction methods, and light sensitive materials. He was a founder member of Xaar—a spin-off company from Cambridge Consultants—and before that spent six years at Gestetner developing photocopiers. He graduated from the Polytechnic of Central London with an honours degree in photographic sciences.

SC08: An Introduction to Digital Fabrication: Methods, Materials, and Applications

Instructor: James W. Stasiak, HP Inc.
Track: 3D/Digital Fabrication Technology
Level: Introduction

During the past decade, there has been a remarkable convergence of two disparate technologies: digital printing of text/images and the fabrication of physical objects. This convergence—a blending of traditional printing methods, recent advances in materials science, and established manufacturing methods—has brought about the foundation of a new technology: digital fabrication.
Digital fabrication approaches are enabling new discoveries at the laboratory bench and providing new efficiencies and unprecedented product customization on the manufacturing floor. Digital fabrication methods—along with the development of “functional inks”—are making it possible to print complete electronic circuits, optical devices, mechanical structures, and even new biological materials.
The objective of this short course is to provide an introduction to the rapidly emerging science and technology of digital fabrication. It includes an up-to-date overview of the methods, materials, and processes that are reshaping manufacturing and enabling new commercial applications in electronics, MEMS, and the life sciences. Finally, the class examines factors that are moving digital fabrication from a niche technology toward a new manufacturing paradigm.

This course enables an attendee to::

  • Develop an understanding of different digital fabrication methods and materials.
  • List and compare different applications that range from printed electronics to the life sciences.
  • Evaluate the technological issues and challenges of digital fabrication.
  • Develop an understanding of the technology landscape, key players, and practitioners.
  • Recognize the market opportunities addressed by this emerging technology.

Intended Audience: this is a survey course for engineers, scientists, and technical marketing professionals working or interested in digital fabrication and printed electronics.

Jim Stasiak is a distinguished technologist in HP Inc.’s 3D printing operations center in Corvallis, Oregon. His current responsibilities are leading the design and development of new printable materials, printing methods, processes, and applications. In a career spanning more than 30 years, he has made important contributions in the fields of condensed and soft matter physics, molecular electronics, nanotechnology, and inkjet-based digital fabrication. In recognition for his contributions and leadership in a wide range of digital printing science and technology he was the recipient of the 2012 IS&T Johann Gutenberg Prize. Stasiak has been an active member of IS&T; was instrumental in organizing and launching the inaugural Digital Fabrication Conference (2005), serving as the conference’s General Chair in 2005, 2006, and 2017, and as the Executive Program Chair in 2015 and 2016. He is a named inventor on more than 50 issued US patents and is the author of numerous scientific and technical articles and book chapters.

13:45 – 15:45

CANCELLED SC09: Digital Textile Printing: Applications, Markets, and Technology

Instructor: Tim Phillips, Catenary Solutions.
Track: Digital Printing Applications
Level: Overview

The course reviews the exciting advances in digital textile printing using inkjet technology. It starts with an overview of the industry and its market dynamics, including the value chain and key players, as well as factors promoting and limiting its adoption. The course surveys the key digital textile printing application areas. For each application area and fabric type, the required ink, processing, and fixing technology is reviewed. A more in depth discussion of ink technology, including colorants and formulation, with a comparison of dye-based and pigment printing, follows. Finally other aspects of digital printing of textiles, including printhead choice, fabric handling, printer configuration options, and print quality are presented.

This course enables an attendee to::

  • Gain an understanding of the main application areas contained within digital textile printing.
  • Appreciate the market dynamics relevant to these application areas.
  • Learn about the main ink, printing and processing technology required for digital textile printing, as well as some of the challenges and opportunities presented.

Intended Audience: technical, semi-technical, or business related job roles interested in the technology behind digital textile printing and what is causing the rapid growth in adoption.

Tim Phillips holds a degree in natural sciences from the University of Cambridge, a PhD from the University of Bristol, and an MBA from the University of Warwick. Previously Phillips was responsible for the textiles business at leading inkjet supplier Xennia Technology, recently acquired by Sensient Technologies. He is now managing director of IMI Europe, provider of inkjet conferences and courses, and founder of technology marketing consultancy Catenary Solutions.

SC10: Practical Inkjet Ink Characterization NEW 

Instructor: Mark Bale, DoDxAct Ltd.
Track: Inkjet Materials
Level: Overview

Inkjet technology is being applied to a wide array of printing and fabrication challenges that are demanding fluids (inks) which encompass diverse materials and chemistries. This course looks at the ways these inks can be tested in a laboratory environment for application suitability to industrial processes, up to and including conducting exhaustive jetting experiments with different print heads and the challenges typically faced. The focus is in the practical use, rather than full explanation of the theory, of each test or measurement system described.

This course will enable an attendee to::

  • Learn about the demands of fluids for different applications
  • Understand the tools typically applied to non-jetted characterisation of fluid properties
  • Apply laboratory testing to screen ink formulations and discriminate the good from bad
  • See how to define laboratory-based jetting and printing experiments
  • Discover from real-life examples how jetting can be used to predict and solve issues
  • Apply the new learning to formulate their own testing methodologies

Intended Audience: scientists, engineers, and R&D managers wanting to expand their understanding of the equipment and methods to reliably take inks from laboratory to the final application.

Mark Bale is a PhD Physicist (Birmingham, UK, 2001) with more than 15 years in industrial inkjet R&D ranging from ink formulation to print/deposition process prototyping and optimization using jetting and printing methods. Application experience includes OLEDs and photovoltaics, decorative surfaces, wide format graphics, labels and packaging, textiles, and bio-printing. Passionate about print heads and their uses, he now runs his own technical consultancy, helping organizations of all sizes maximize the potential of their inkjet-based developments.

SC11: Fluid Dynamics and Acoustics of Piezo InkJet Printing

Instructor: J. Frits Dijksman, University of Twente
Track: Inkjet Technology
Level: Advanced/Specialist

Inkjet printing is all about depositing on demand droplets with well-defined volume and speed on a precisely given location on a substrate.
A piezo driven print head is an ensemble of closely-packed and highly-integrated micro channels, each channel partly covered with a piezoelectric actuator. Each channel acts as an acoustic cavity, of which the fluid dynamical and acoustical characteristics in the time and frequency domain determine the droplet generating characteristics of the print head.
The aim of this course is to couple the characteristics of droplet formation and landing to the acoustics of the fluidics of the print head behind the nozzle all the way up into the ink supply. Special attention is paid to non-linear effects related to the meniscus motion in the nozzle, inertia effects due to partly filling of the nozzle and droplet formation, and the jetting of viscoelastic inks.

This course enables an attendee to:

  • Understand the interactions between the acoustics of the fluidics of the print head and the characteristics of piezo inkjet droplet formation, landing, spreading, and permeation.

Intended Audience: engineers and scientists interested in piezo driven print heads, students in the area of print head physics; engineers and scientists working with biomedical applications of inkjet technology.

Frits Dijksman is emeritus professor in the field of innovative biomedical applications of inkjet technology at the University of Twente, the Netherlands. He has worked with Philips Research for more than 30 years and his main area of interest has been inkjet technology for consumer and non-consumer applications, such as PolyLED display manufacturing and the printing of biomolecules.

CANCELLED SC12: Radiation Curing for 3D Printing NEW 

Instructor: Donato Stanco, IGM Resins
Track: 3D/Digital Fabrication Technology
Level: Overview

Radiation curing technology began to be applied on an industrial level in the mid-1970s and it is still a growing technology, used globally in a wide range of market applications such as graphic arts, industrial coatings (on wood, plastic, metal, etc.), adhesives, and in the electronics world for both PCB and light functional coatings for LCD screens.

The last frontier of radiation curing today is within inkjet inks and 3D printing, both of which can benefit from the general advantages of radiation curing: VOC free, no need to evaporate water, fast “drying”, ecofriendly because of the lower energy consumption versus technologies that involve solvent/water evaporation, etc.

After more than 40 years radiation curing technology is still conquering market shares, which is the best demonstration of its competitiveness.

Benefits This course enables attendees to learn the basics of radiation curing, including:

  • radiation curing technologies: UV light, Electron beam (EB),
  • UV lamps that are available on the market (mercury, LED)
  • radiation UV available chemical kinetic mechanisms (radicalic and cationic) and their advantages/disadvantages
  • raw materials (oligomers, monomers and photoinitiators), their main available chemical classes, and their properties to get final performances.

Intended Audience: R&D managers, R&D chemists, product managers who are absolute beginners in radiation curing.

Donato Stanco graduated in chemistry (bioorganic address) from the University of Milano, Italy. He has been working with radiation curing for the past 25 years, as an R&D chemist and R&D manager in global companies that supply radiation curing coatings and printing inks. He is the inventor of some UV industrial coatings patents and was APAC and EMEA Area/Sales manager in companies selling UV raw materials. Currently he is a member of Technical Service Department at IGM Resin. He has given several lectures and seminars held on UV curing for food packaging by Radtech Association.

16:00 – 18:00

SC13: Technology of Textile Printing NEW 

Instructor: Andreas Schönfeld and Enrico Sowade, Zschimmer & Schwarz Mohsdorf GmbH & Co. KG
Track: Digital Printing Applications
Level: Introduction and Overview

Over the past few years, inkjet printing of textiles has attracted increasing interest and the market is growing rapidly with an annual output of more than 1 billion m² of digitally printed textiles. Just as inkjet printing has become the dominant technology for ceramic tile decoration, it is thought that inkjet printing might also displace screen printing for textile applications. This course provides an introduction to digital textile printing covering textile materials, dyeing, markets, and chemical textile treatments—with the focus set on digital textile printing. The course also discusses the future of digital application of functional features for textiles such as flame retardancy, hydrophilic and hydrophobic surfaces, and catalytic pollutant degradation.

Benefits: This course enables an attendee to::

  • Get an overview about textile materials and machinery.
  • Discover and analyze the textile market structure, size, and market distribution.
  • Learn the basics of textile dyeing and textile chemistry.
  • Discover chemical pre- and post-treatments for textiles.
  • Understand the fundamentals of textile inkjet inks and the interaction with the textile fibers.
  • Explore potentially inkjet-printed functional features for textiles.

Intended Audience: beginners and advanced beginners, graduate students, engineers, scientists and managers interested in digital textile printing

Andreas Schönfeld is the team manager of digital printing for the textile auxiliaries division of Zschimmer & Schwarz. He has worked at Zschimmer & Schwarz for 16 years holding various positions within the area of textile auxiliaries such as dyeing and printing, as well as textile applications including the management of R&D projects. He graduated in textile technology from Chemnitz University of Technology in 1993. After graduating, he worked as a dyehouse manager for an international textile company.

Enrico Sowade obtained his MA in print and media technology in 2009 from Chemnitz University of Technology. He has held different positions in the Department of Digital Printing and Imaging Technology at the University, completing his PhD in the field of functional inkjet printing in 2017. Sowade is currently working as R&D project manager for Digital Printing in the Textile Auxiliaries Division at Zschimmer & Schwarz. Based on multiple national and international cooperative research and development projects, he has many years of experience in the field of inkjet printing as digital manufacturing technology.

SC14: Electron Beam Curing NEW 

Instructor: Mikala Baines, ebeam Technologies
Track: Ink Jet Materials
Level: Overview

Electron beam (ebeam) technology is an alternative energy-curing method to cure inks and coatings for a variety of applications. It is particularly advantageous for printing on food packaging where safety is paramount, but also in applications that require tough, scratch-resistant coating, such as outdoor panels, wood panels, and décor.

Curing with ebeam enables printing on a wide range of materials including plastics, papers, heat sensitive substrates, and aluminum foils with a variety of printing applications including offset, flexo, and digital.

Electron beam technology can even go beyond printing and coating to create protective and luxury finishes such as OPV’s, lamination, foiling, holographic effects, and haptic textures.

Benefits This course enables attendees to::

  • Explore the industries in which electron beam technology is used.
  • Learn how the technology works to cure inks and coatings and the parameters involved.
  • Learn how much electron beam technology saves on operational cost.
  • Understand the many Benefits of using electron beam technology for printing on food packaging, particularly flexible packaging.
  • Discover the range of existing printing presses incorporating electron beam technology.
  • Learn how protective and luxury finishes can be created using electron beam curing.
  • Trials with electron beam curing technology in order to learn more about the technology and how to use it to enhance their products and businesses.

Intended Audience: scientists (raw material and inks/coatings manufacturers), OEM’s, printers, brand owners—anyone interested in improving performance, efficiency, and safety using electron beam inks and coatings.

Mikala Baines has more than 12 years of experience working in the printing industry. Most of these years involved formulating UV inkjet inks at Fujifilm in the UK. During this time, Baines also studied part-time to acquire her BSc in chemistry with the Open University. She has worked at ebeam Technologies, Switzerland, for 18 months as an applications development specialist for the Access ebeam Programme, which involves working with a wide range of companies to research solutions for their businesses and evaluating new possibilities for the technology.

CANCELLED SC15: Modelling and Simulation of Flow-Induced Damage to Materials During Printing NEW 

Instructor: Etienne Rognin, University of Cambridge
Track: Inkjet Technology
Level: Overview

New applications of additive manufacturing such as printed electronics, biology, and pharmaceutics draw the attention of industries and scientists to the development of novel, smart, functional, and sometimes even living ink formulations and materials. Nevertheless, there is a general lack of fundamental understanding of how the properties and functions of these materials can survive the harsh environment of large-scale industrial processes that were not originally designed for this purpose. This problem involves complex couplings between fluids and solids, molecular motions and process-scale flow, mechanics, and chemistry. This course is a didactic and example-based (flexible polymers in solutions, large proteins and cells) review of current mathematical models and computational methods developed to tackle flow-induced damage during printing.

This course enables an attendee to::

  • Discover the rich field of flow-induced damage and chemistry.
  • Estimate orders of magnitudes of deformation rates and fluid stress at each step of a printing process.
  • Assess the importance of key physico-chemical parameters such as fluid viscosity, size, and concentration of dispersed/solvated compounds.
  • Judge whether to resort to computer simulations.
  • Use/adapt existing models to their own systems.

Intended Audience: scientists, engineers, chemists and biologists facing flow-induced damage challenges or seeking to broaden their knowledge of the science underpinning printing.

Etienne Rognin is a research associate at the University of Cambridge in the Fluids in Advanced Manufacturing Group. He received his engineering degree from the Ecole Centrale Paris and his PhD in fluid mechanics from the University of Grenoble, France. His research focuses on flow of complex fluids in practical applications from polymers in nanoimprint lithography to nuclear glass waste processing. He is currently investigating various mechanochemical processes activated by inkjet printing.

SC16: Adapting Functional Materials for Ink Jet Deposition NEW 

Instructor: Clare Conboy, Printed Electronics Ltd.
Track: 3D/Digital Fabrication Technology
Level: Introduction

Inkjet printing is becoming increasingly widely adopted for applications outside traditional graphics printing. The ability to easily alter the image to be printed makes inkjet an attractive technique for one-off and short-run printing and consequently a good prototyping technique in the development of electronic circuits and 3D structures.  As drops can be directed to specific target areas, it is also finding use in diagnostics, tablet manufacture, and biological-related activities on the one hand and in printing color filters or emissive polymers devices such as tv screens on the other. This course concentrates particularly on the formulation of material for deposition using inkjet printing.

This course will enable an attendee to::

  • Appreciate the types of materials that can be deposited by IJP
  • Understand some of the limitations imposed by the technique
  • Indicate whether a material might be suitable for depositing by IJP
  • Discern the basics of formulation for ink jet printing of functional materials
  • Distinguish between ejection properties and functional properties of an ink
  • Recognise the significance of processing methods and additives used in ink formulation

Intended Audience: scientists and engineers interested in inkjet printing as a manufacturing technique; product managers with potential applications in additive manufacturing and ink formulation chemists moving into inkjet

Clare Conboy works as a formulation scientist for Printed Electronics Ltd.  Previously, she has worked for TTP, Plastic Logic, and Xaar, predominantly formulating inks for electronics and other materials deposition applications.  She has more than 20 years of experience working with inks for a wide range of digital technologies. She has a BSc in chemistry from the University of Liverpool and a PhD in chemistry from the University of Kent. 

Short Course Monitors are needed to help with classes. Monitors take courses for free.

Interested? Contact Marion Zoretich at for more information. Priority is given to students.

10% Savings

Take 3 or more courses and get 10% off your total short course registration fee!
Use "Pick3" coupon code at checkout to receive the discount. 

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