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Printing for Fabrication 2017

Materials, Applications, and Processes
the 33nd International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies (NIP)

Denver Colorado
November 5 - 9, 2017

Keynote Speakers

Reactive Inkjet Printing in Nanoparticle Manufacturing and Device Applications Ghassan Jabbour, University of Ottawa (Canada)

Reactive inkjet printing (RIJ) is becoming a versatile and promising technique in materials synthesis and device engineering. In this regard, Ghassan Jabbour will discuss the application of RIJ, for the first time, in modifying the sheet resistivity of conducting polymer layers, and in combinatorial mapping of such property. In addition, we will introduce our latest accomplishments in this field, including the self-assembly of nanomaterials, quantum dots, and conductive textile. 

From Gutenberg Bible to 4D Printing Shlomo Magdassi, Institute of Chemistry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel)

Functional printing brings additional performance of printed patterns, beyond graphic output. Our research is focused on synthesis and formulations of nanoparticles and inks, and their utilization in printed  devices and responsive and 3D objects. The formation and application of inks composed of nanoparticles and polymerizable materials in smart windows and electrical circuits will be reported. These inks address major challenges in fabrication of flexible and 3D electronics devices, in which the printing should be performed at sufficiently low temperatures that will not damage the polymeric substrates. New approaches for formation of porous 3D objects and conductive electrodes will be also described, based on using new UV curable oil-in-water emulsion inks, and for rapid 3D and 4D printing in water by using new nanoparticles of photoinitiators. Utilization of 3D and 4D printing technologies for fabrication of objects composed of shape memory polymers, elastomers and  hydrogels will be demonstrated, for applications such as  soft robotics, delivery systems, responsive connectors,  dynamic jewelry and  medical devices.

Attractive and Innovative Solutions for Highly Qualified 3D Printing Process Development in Next Generation Takashi Fukue, Department of Systems Innovation Engineering, Iwate University (Japan)

The dawn of 3D printing technologies has ended and it is entering the development phase. Two years ago, due to the slowness of 3D printers, it was understood that much time would be needed to apply 3D printers to production facilities. Now, many types of 3D printers have already been prepared on designer’s desk. Designers are now using 3D printers to make product prototypes. 3D printers are already a useful tool for small-lot and custom-made production, such as in the medical device industry. 3D printers have also established their status as a popular industrial technology.

Soon 3D printer use will be expanded beyond prototype development and customization to become a mass production tool in an assembly line. To effectively use 3D printers as part of this process, advanced printing process controls must be developed to inhibit the occurrence of variations. While in prototypes, individual differences are less important, producing something that is globally competitive requires decreased development and manufacturing costs and an improvement in the quality of 3D printing.

Against this background, this keynote proposes considerations that should be addressed in the next generation of 3D printing processes from the viewpoint of building new products using 3D printers in the assembly line. An important key factor in improving the quality of 3D printing is the effects of heat on the printing process. For example, in the case of fused deposition modeling, the printing quality of the first layer has a dominant effect on the printing accuracy of the whole product. However, due to the occurrence of a distribution of a contraction in a solidification process by temperature distribution, curling can happen. Similar thermal problems are also caused in selective later sintering printers and binder jetting printers. In this lecture, we investigate our understanding of “invisible” thermal problems in the 3D printing processes and how to obtain “next generation attractive quality”.

From Prototyping to Production: Rethinking Materials for Additive Manufacturing, Jason Rolland, Carbon (USA)

Additive manufacturing processes use time-consuming, stepwise layer-by-layer approaches for part fabrication. We demonstrate the continuous production of monolithic polymeric parts with feature resolution below 100 micrometers. Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) is achieved with an oxygen-permeable window below the ultraviolet image projection plane, which creates a “dead zone” (persistent liquid interface) where photopolymerization is inhibited between the window and the polymerizing part. We define critical control parameters and show that complex solid parts can be drawn out of the resin at rates 25-100X that of conventional technologies.

Additionally, we show that DLS enables a wide range of new and commercially relevant materials. These include: tough, resilient elastomers; rigid, impact-resistant plastics with excellent abrasion resistance; flexible materials capable of producing living hinges; high-temperature cyanate ester resins; and other novel polymer formulations. These materials open possibilities across a range of industries including automotive, footwear, medical, aerospace, wearables, and many others.

The combination of rapid, layerless printing with high-performance engineering polymers having a range of mechanical properties represents a major step toward fulfilling the promise of additive manufacturing. 

Evolution Theory of Ink Jet Technologies—Progress by Component or Architectural Knowledge,Masahiko Fujii, Fuji Xerox

Ink jet technology has extended its market by upgrading functions and improving performances of a few key components (printhead, ink, and media) under simple marking processes for years. However, this trend has saturated in the personal market and the activation of markets has dulled. In this situation, two directions for ink jet technology progress have become obvious. One is expansion of ink jet to various applications such as digital fabrications utilizing a simple process and the other means challenges (to commercial printing market) against performance limitations derived from imaging process achieved only by the interaction between ink and media.

Differences of technical approaches in each direction also exist. Progress of elemental technology (key components) has been noticeable in extending possibilities. Challenge against limitations has been dazzling in system integration or peripheral technologies progress. The former evolution (concentrating functions progress) can be called incremental innovation and needs component knowledge to improve component performances. The later (sharing functions progress) demands architectural knowledge to test the optimum combination of components (dominant design) maximizing systems performance and is called as architectural innovation.

Generically, venture companies or small start-ups play a role in pushing architectural innovation because they are free from resource allocation mechanism or organizational forms of incremental innovation. But in the current commercial printing market, many big names have introduced printers with different component combinations and the dominant design has not yet been fixed. The shift from incremental innovation to architectural innovation also has occurred in additive manufacturing.

Monday November 6, 2017


opening Keynote

9:00 – 10:00

Evolution Theory of Ink Jet Technologies—Progress by Component or Architectural Knowledge, Masahiko Fujii, Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. (Japan)

state-of-the-art Keynote

14:00 – 15:00

From Prototyping to Production: Rethinking Materials for Additive Manufacturing, Jason Rolland, Carbon (USA)

Technology Networking Event

Deepdive with Jason Rolland—From Diagnostics for All to Carbon: A Personal Technical Journey

16:40 – 18:00


Inks, Toners, and Substrates

10:10 – 17:20

The Influence of pH on the Stability of Inks of Two Dimensional Materials for Digital Fabrication, Viviane Forsberg, Renyun Zhang, and Håkan Olin, Mid Sweden University (Sweden)

Manufacturing of Micro-Scale Polyurethane Foams by Reactive Inkjet Printing, Fabian Schuster1, Fabrice Ngamgoue Ngako2, Thomas Hirth3, and Achim Weber1,2; 1University of Stuttgart, 2Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB, and 3Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT (Germany)

The Effect of Drying Behavior of Coatings Containing Pigment and CaCl2 on Inkjet Print Quality (Focal), Katriina Mielonen1,2, Sami-Seppo Ovaska1,2, Johanna Lyytikäinen1,2, Leena-Sisko Johansson3, Monika Österberg3, and Kaj Backfolk1,2; 1Lappeenranta University of Technology and 3Aalto University (Finland)

Ink Formulation and Printing of Superhydrophobic Paper, Michelle Jensen, Jacob Petersen, Christopher Schultz, Jon Kellar, and William Cross, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (USA)

The Inkjet Dispensing and Control of Explosive Solutions on Surfaces (Interactive), Alexandra Charleson, Catherine Skidmore, Lauren Holley, Peter Glover, and Marie Shackleford, Dstl (UK)

Experimental Study of Filament Break-off of Dense Suspensions, Gustaf Mårtensson1,2, Fabian Carson1, and Katrín Emma Ammendrup1,2; 1Mycronic AB and 2Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)

Tuning Inkjet Printability of Yydroxypropylated-Starch-based Coatings by Mineral Selection, Sami-Seppo Ovaska, Katriina Mielonen, Johanna Lyytikäinen, and Kaj Backfolk, Lappeenranta University of Technology (Finland)

Visualization Analysis on Melting Deformation of Toner Particles in a Fusing Nip (Focal), Kenichi Hamada, Minoru Ohshima, Toru Ogawa, and Yoshihisa Kitano, Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. (Japan)

Track 2

Workflow for Digital Printing

10:10 – 16:55

3D Visualization of Out-of-Gamut in Graphic Communication, Meiqi Lin, Qilu University of Technology (China)

Using IIO Structure to Enable Additional Workflows, Margaret Sturgill, Steven Simske, and Marie Vans, HP Inc. (USA)

From 8-Bit to 4K: A Leading Computational Imaging Algorithm for Digital Printing Technology (Focal), Chunghui Kuo, Eastman Kodak Company (USA)

Photogrammetry-based 3D Digitization Method for Oil Paintings, Chen Chen and Guangxue Chen, South China University of Technology (China)

HDR Image Reproduction based on ICAM06 and Bilateral Filtering (Interactive), Xiaozhou Li, Yang Zhao, and Jingqiang Jia, Qilu University of Technology (China)

A CUPS-based Print Control and Management Solution for UNIX-Like Operating Systems (Interactive), Wenjing Song, Bo Wan, Weiwen Cai, and Min Pang, Xidian University (China)

Embedding a Standard within a Standard Using Mobile Progressive Barcodes, Marie Vans, Matthew Gaubatz, and Steven Simske, HP Inc. (USA)

Optimizing Fuser Power Control for ISO/IEC Compliance (Interactive), Benjamin Johnson and Paul Etter, Lexmark International Inc. (USA)

Structure Design and Synthesis of Waterborne Resins and Their Application in Processless Computer-to-Plate (Interactive), Shuyun Zhou, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry (China)

Study on Synthesis and Properties of Photo Acid Generator and Water-Solube Resin Used in Cationic Photo-Polymerization System (Interactive), Shizhuo Xiao, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry (China)

Fatigue Life Prediction of SUS Sleeve in Laser-Printer Fuser (Interactive), Sun Ho Park, S-Printing Solution Co., Ltd. (South Korea)

Technology Networking Event

Deepdive with Jason Rolland—From Diagnostics for All to Carbon: A Personal Technical Journey

16:55 – 18:00

Tuesday November 7, 2017

All Tracks

Tuesday Keynote and awards

9:00 – 10:00

Reactive Inkjet Printing in Nanoparticle Manufacturing and Device Applications, Ghassan Jabbour, University of Ottawa (Canada)

2017 exhibition

10:00 – 17:30


Security Printing

15:15 – 16:15

interacitve paper session/demonstrations/exhibits/Happy Hour

16:15 – 17:30


Inks, Toners, and Substrates

10:10 – 11:00

JIST-FIRST: Enhancing the Color Performance of Pigment Inkjet Printing of Cotton Fabric by Electrostatic Attraction Force, Kuanjun Fang, Tianjin Polytechnic University (China)

Water based Green Lithography (Interactive), Haihua Zhou and Yanlin Song, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)

A Study on the Factors Affecting Ink-Substrate Interactions in Maplitho Papers (Interactive), Mahuya Biswas1,2, Shankhya Debnath3, Munmun Dey1, Srabana Kundu1, and Abhijit Bandyopadhyay2; 1DIC India Limited and 2Calcutta University (India)

Growth and Characterization of Nd-Doped Niobate Laser Crystals (Interactive), Shoujun Ding1,2, Qingli Zhang1, Wenpeng Liu1, Jianqiao Luo1, and Dunlu Sun1; 1Anhui Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, CAS and 2University of Science and Technology of China (China)

Security Printing

11:30 – 15:05

Visible to Infrared Converting CaCuSi4O10 Security Ink (Focal), Jacob Petersen1, Jeevan Meruga2, Aravind Baride3, William Cross1,2, P. May3, and Jon Kellar1,2; 1South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, 2Center for Security Printing and Anti-Counterfeiting Technology, and 3University of South Dakota (USA)

Inkjet and 3D Security Printing, Vitaly Talyansky, Stardust Materials, LLC (USA)

The Expected Lifetime for Printed Security Cards, Mark Mizen, HID Global (USA)

Development of a Mechano-Responsive Ink for Security Printing, Rohit Dulal1, Delaney Clouse2, Cassandra Degen1, Jeevan Meruga1, and Jon Kellar1; 1South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and 2The University of Southern Mississippi (USA)

Cupric Oxide Loaded Porous-Wall Hollow Glass Microspheres for Printable Security Features, Forest Thompson1, Abigail McBride1, George Wicks2, and Grant Crawford1; 1South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and 2Applied Research Center, Inc. (USA)


Security Printing

15:15 – 16:15

interacitve paper session/demonstrations/exhibits/Happy Hour

16:15 – 17:30

Track 2

Printed Electronics

10:10 – 16:40

Conductivity and Microstructure of Inkjet Printed Nanoparticle Silver Layers Processed with Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Sintering on Various Polymeric Substrates, Dana Mitra1 and Reinhard Baumann1,2; 1Technische Universität Chemnitz and 2Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems ENAS (Germany)

Electrically Conductive Polymer Composite Dispensing Process for EMI Shielding Structure, Oh Hyun Baek, Keon Kuk, and Eun-Bong Han, Samsung Electronics (South Korea)

WITHDRAWN Green Printing Technology for Manufacturing Functional Devices, Yanlin Song, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)

Development History and Current Achievements of Printed Primary Batteries, Andreas Willert1 and Reinhard Baumann1,2; 1Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems ENAS and 2Chemnitz University of Technology (Germany)

New Digital Printing Process for Manufacturing of Conductive Patterns in Flexible Electronics, Yu Liu, Jiangnan University (China)

Effect of the Nano-Cellulose on the Preparation and the Conductivity Properties of the Polyaniline, Fuqiang Chu, Qilu University of Technology (China)

Rewritable Paper Sheets having Kapok Fibers Containing Chromic Materials, Maeda Shuichi, Shuichi Kiyama, and Shinichi Yoshinari, Tokai University (Japan)

Evaluation of Inkjet Printed Electronic Devices by Investigating the Manufacturing Yield and Performance Tolerance for the Application in Flexible Electronics, Kalyan Mitra1, Christian Zeiner1, Enrico Sowade1, Eloi Ramon2, Carme Martinez-Domingo2, Henrique Gomes3, Stefanie Kreissl4, Christine Boeffel4, and Reinhard Baumann1,5; 1Chemnitz University of Technology (Germany); 2Institut de Microelectronica de Barcelona (Spain); 3Universidade do Algarve (Portugal); 4Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research (IAP) (Germany); and 5Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nanosystems (ENAS) (Germany)

Novel Organic Multi-Color Electrochromic Device for E-Paper Application, Norihisa Kobayashi, Masahiro Yukikawa, Zhuang Liang, and Kazuki Nakamura, Chiba University (Japan)

Dynamic Analysis of Organic Conductive Ink Jet Printing (Interactive), Ting Chen1, Wei Li2, and Guangxue Chen1; 1South China University of Technology and 2Hunan University of Technology (China)

Paper-based 3D Printing Industrialization for Customized Wine Package Applications (Interactive), Jiangping Yuan1,2, Xingyan Yan2, Xiaochun Wang2, and Guangxue Chen2; 1Yuncheng University and 2South China University of Technology (China)

interactive paper session/demonstrations/exhibits/Happy Hour

16:30 – 17:45

Wednesday November 08, 2017

All Tracks (Including TDPF)

Wednesday KEYNOTE and AWARDS

9:00 – 10:00

Attractive and Innovative Solutions for Highly Qualified 3D Printing Process Development in Next Generation, Takashi Fukue, Iwate University (Japan)

2017 exhibition

10:00 – 16:20

Conference Reception

19:00 – 22:00

Wynkoop Brewing Company


Ink Jet Processes

10:10 – 17:25

Improved Water-Resistance Test Methods Utilizing a Multispectral Imaging System to Quantify Black and Color Ink Bleeding for Plain Paper Office and Legal Documents Printed with Pigment- and Dye-based Inkjet Inks, Henry Wilhelm1, Richard Adams2, and Charles Wilhelm1; 1Wilhelm Imaging Research, Inc. (USA) and 2Ryerson University (Canada)

An Electrohydrodynamic (EHD) Jet Printing Method for Increasing Printing Speed, Thanh-Huy Phung, Soobin Oh, Seora Kim, and Kye-Si Kwon, Soonchunhyang University (South Korea)

Study on Printing Quality Improvement for Continuous-Type Inkjet Printer Using Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithm and Ink Droplet Trajectory Simulation, Koma Sato1, Eiji Ishii1, Nobuhiro Harada2, and Tsuneaki Takagishi2; 1Hitachi, Ltd. and 2Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd. (Japan)

AcuDrp™ Technology - Implementation and Application of Per-Nozzle Trimming, Michael Hook and Stephen Jeapes, Xaar (UK)

A New Standard for Thin Film Actuators with Sol-Gel PZT, Peter Mardilovich, Charalampos Fragkiadakis, Song Won Ko, and Mani Sivaramakrishnan, Xaar (UK)

Newly Developed UV-Curable Inkjet Technology for Forming High Quality Image with High Productivity (Focal), Toshiyuki Takabayashi, Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)

Software Alignable Printheads, Jesus Garcia Maza and Jason Remnant, Xaar PLC (UK)

JIST-FIRST: Real-Time Jet Failure Detection of Inkjet Heads with 1024 Ejectors, Kye-Si Kwon, Soonchunhyang University (South Korea)

TECHNOLOGY Networking Event: Intellectual proPerty

16:20 – 17:35

Intellectual Property (IP) Rights of Inventors and Employers with extended discussion, Scott Slomowitz, Caesar Rivise, PC (USA)

10 Things you Don't Need to Know About Inkjet Patents followed by discussion, Michael Willis, Pivotal Resources Ltd. (UK)


3D and Additive Printing

10:10 – 18:00

Inkjet Printing Strategies for High Laydown and Its Potential for 3D-Applications, Wolfgang Voit, XaarJet Limited filial (Sweden)

Development of Polyester Composite as Water-Soluble Support Material for 3D Printer, Tomoya Tsuboi, Tadanori Yoshimura, Hiroki Sawada, George Hirai, Akihiro Onoue, Akira Takenaka, and Katsutoshi Aoki, Kao Corporation (Japan)

Four-Dimensional (4D) Printing and It’s Applications (Focal), Yu Ju Wu, Appalachian State University (USA)

High Temperature (500°C) Hotend for FDM 3D Printer, Hideo Taniguchi, Nobuhisa Ishida, and Jiro Oi, HIT Research Corporation (USA)

Inkjet Printing of Microlenses: A Study on Post-Processing Parameters, Sophie Sauva, Fraunhofer IOF (Germany)

Function of Fumed Metal Oxides for 3D Printing Materials, Yuki Amano, Evonik Corporation (USA)

2.5-Dimensional Inkjet Fabrication Using UV Curable Ink, Manabu Arita, Mie Yoshino, Toshihito Kamei, and Shinichi Hatanaka, Ricoh Company, Ltd. (Japan)

Density Matrix Generation for 3D Printing, Robert Ulichney and Andrew Fitzhugh, HP Labs, HP Inc. (USA)

TECHNOLOGY Networking Event

Review of State-the-Art of 3D Printing

17:00 – 18:00

International Symposium on Technologies for Digital Photo fulfillment 2017

Photo Book Market Overview

10:10 – 12:40

Expanding the US Photo Printing Market: The Shift from Analog to Digital Printing (Keynote), Don Franz, Photo Imaging News (USA)

The Ever-Growing On-Site Photo Book Market, Brigitte Peleman-Vantieghem, Peleman Industries, Inc. (USA)

High Variety of Photo Books as Result of a Wide Choice of Materials and Production Methods, Matthias Hausmann, CEWE Stiftung & Co. KGaA (Germany)

Materials and Methods For Long- lasting HardCopy and Gifts

14:10 – 17:15

Image Permanence of Fujifilm Original Photopaper, Evert Groen, FUJIFILM Europe BV (the Netherlands)

Kodak Professional KC2 Software and Kodak Professional Endura Premier Paper: The Technology Combination to Make Photo Gifting Easy and Long Lasting, Patrick Webber, Kodak Alaris (USA)

Comparison of L-37 Filtered Xenon Arc Illumination and Glass-Filtered Cool White Fluorescent Illumination in the Accelerated Light Fading and Staining Behavior of Digitally-Printed Color

Photographs, Henry Wilhelm, Wilhelm Imaging Research, Inc. (USA)

Photo Book Construction and Image Preservation, Mark Mizen, All About Images (USA)

Materials of Construction Test: Insuring the Use of Safe Materials in Photo Books, Joseph LaBarca, Pixel Preservation International, and Stuart Gordon, independent (USA)


Thursday November 9, 2017

All Tracks

closing KEYNOTE and remarks

8:30 – 9:30

From Gutenberg Bible to 4D Printing, Shlomo Magdassi, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel)

Technology Networking Event

3D Printing and Pharmaceuticals

11:25 – 12:45

Technology Networking Event

Late Breaking News

11:55 – 13:15

technology TOURs

14:00 – 17:30


Track 1

Industrial Digital Printing

10:05 – 11:55

Prediction Technology of Paper Curl in Fusing System, Masato Ando, Tomoyuki Ito, and Takashi Ogino, Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. (Japan)

Development of Method for Evaluating Uniformity based on Human Vision Property, Hideyuki Kihara and Makoto Hino, Ricoh Company Ltd. (Japan)

Where Next for Industrial Inkjet Printing? (Focal), Peter Brown, TTP (UK)

Technology Networking Event

Late Breaking News

11:55 – 13:15


Special Topics

10:05 – 11:50

Design and Application of a 3D Printing Digital Workflow, Hao Yin and Guangxue Chen, South China University of Technology (China)

3D Fakes: Chemical Fingerprinting in Additive Manufacturing, from Pharmaceuticals to Engines, Sharon Flank, InfraTrac (USA)

Towards Printing of Medicine in 2D and 3D, Maren Preis, Åbo Akademi University (Finland)

Technology Networking Event

3D Printing and Pharmaceuticals

11:50 – 13:15

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Collocation with TDPF

IS&T and The Royal Photographic Society are joining to pres-ent the eighth International Symposium on Technologies for Digital Print Fulfillment (TDPF). TDPF 2017 will have a special session on photobooks, as well as look at the technologies that drive the digital photography ecosystem, from capture to fulfillment. Plans are being made to tour local photographic archives.