Conference to Feature Live Demonstration of How to Manufacture Printed Electronics

CAMBRIDGE, MA—Nov. 20, 2012—On Dec 5-6, 2012, the Printed Electronics USA conference and exhibition in Santa Clara, CA, will feature “Manufacturing Street,” its first live, multi-technology, printed electronics demonstration. A group of organizations in the supply chain will be brought together to demonstrate a number of printing and manufacturing process steps in interactive sessions conducted throughout the event.

Manufacturing Street will provide a unique opportunity to see a combination of printing processes in one place. Four different types of printed electronics technologies will be explored.

Highlights of the Manufacturing Street exhibition will include:

  • Cal Poly demonstrating screen printing set up, registration, passes and finishing;
  • inkjet printing demonstrations provided by Fujifilm Dimatix;
  • gravure and flexo proofing demonstrated by Cal Poly and Harper Corp.;
  • post-print photonic curing demonstrated by Novacentrix, a Gold Sponsor of the event;
  • functional printed batteries shown by Blue Spark Technologies;
  • inkjet printing with in-line curing by Ceradrop, working with ArjoWiggins and Adphos; and
  • presentations from experts covering the hands-on realities of printing electronics.

Experts will talk attendees through everything that is happening as the equipment is set up and used. They will share what you need to know about printing electronics, along with all the secrets! It will be an ideal opportunity to ask experts questions regarding the practical aspects of printing and sintering functional inks.

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About Cal Poly
California Polytechnic State University’s Graphic Communication Department is a leader in print and graphics education. Beginning in the fall 2013, Cal Poly will offer online graduate courses in printed electronics and functional imaging. Focusing on printed electronics, active packaging and security printing, this program will provide working professionals an opportunity to participate in meaningful, instructor lead education preparing them for advanced fields in printing. These courses will focus on printing technologies, manufacturing models, product development and scaling from “lab to fab.”

About NovaCentrix
NovaCentrix, based in Austin, TX, is a leader in printed electronics manufacturing technologies. The company’s PulseForge photonic curing tools sinter functional inks in milliseconds at low temperatures on flexible substrates, such as paper and plastic. NovaCentrix’ tools process a wide array of metal-based conductive inks, as well as non-metallic and semiconductor inks. The company also offers high-performance, economical Metalon conductive inks that work optimally with PulseForge tools.

About Fujifilm Dimatix
Fujifilm Dimatix is driving a revolution in production technology to support a new generation of products for printing, industrial product decoration and materials deposition. The company’s innovative inkjet technology and world-class fabrication techniques enable OEMs, system integrators and manufacturers to build cutting-edge systems and manufacturing processes for high-performance, precision printing of traditional inks and deposition of functional fluids on all types of surfaces, including flexible substrates.

About Blue Spark
Blue Spark Technologies is a leader in developing flexible, printed, “green,” proprietary power source solutions for battery-powered printed electronic systems. The company’s customers include manufacturers, product designers, and integrators across multiple industries including: interactive packaging, RFID, pharmaceutical, powered smart cards, and novelty items.

About Ceradrop
Ceradrop is an inkjet printer manufacturer specializing in printed electronics. Its CeraPrinter Series models present new opportunities for feasibility study and the launch of new products onto the printed electronics market.

About Adphos
Adphos North America develops adphosNIR (near infrared) technologies for applications including printed electronics, ultra-high speed inkjet and accelerated drying and curing of inks, paints and coatings.

About Printed Electronics USA and IDTechEx
Printed Electronics USA is the world’s largest event focused on printed electronics and related technologies. It covers the opportunities of the technology, with presentations from end users. The tradeshow features more than 115 exhibiting companies.

IDTechEx offers independent market research, business intelligence and advice on emerging technologies to companies across the value chain, supporting them in making essential strategic business decisions.

Source: IDTechEx.

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