Dr. Hudd is Director and Founder of Alchemie Technology Ltd.  Alchemie is an independent contract development and consultancy company to the industrial ink jet industry.  A particular research interest is the development of 3D printing of both liquid and powder based jet systems and how ink jet can play a role in providing sustainable energy solutions. Alchemie is currently developing Jetronica, a novel ink jet printhead technology for coatings, adhesives, textile and additive manufacturing applications requiring high volume with consistent coverage. Jetronica FabriCoater technology provides a unique platform for delivery of ‘materials patterning’ at production line speeds. The technology delivers much larger drops at a higher rate than any existing ink jet technology making it suitable for printing a variety of structural features.

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Emerging Technologies Academy

Advanced Manufacturing Courses

Dr. Alan L. Hudd, Director and Founder, Alchemie Technology, Cambridge, UK

This program has been canceled  because of unforeseen circumstances.

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Functional Materials & Applications for Digital Additive Manufacturing
and 3D Printing Course

September 6, 2017

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Information Management Institute

Functional Materials & Applications
for Digital Additive Manufacturing
and 3D Printing Course

September 6, 2017

Florida Hotel & Conference

Orlando, Florida, USA

Dr. Hudd was a founder of Xennia Technology and Managing Director from 1996 to 2012. During this period, he built Xennia to become a world leading Ink jet developer and solutions provider to industrial ink jet markets.

During this time Dr. Hudd led a number of important projects to jet materials to create 3D printing structures.  Dr. Hudd is credited with being one of the pioneers to successfully ink jet print UV curable materials.  In one case, high aspect ratio UV curable printing was achieved to create fine 3D tooling for the use of injection moulding.  A number of other projects followed that have sown the seeds for many of the current UV cure 3D applications. 

In 1987, Dr.Hudd joined Domino Printing Sciences and spent eight years as the Fluids Technology Manager, developing a wide range of ink jet inks for diverse applications.  Dr Hudd is credited with a number of patents and significant innovations within the industrial ink jet industry. Prior to Domino, he spent almost eight years with the Ministry of Defence and Royal Ordnance in the UK, developing new solid polymer rocket propellants for air to air missiles.

 Dr. Hudd graduated with B.Sc. Honours degree in Chemistry and Physics, M.Sc and Ph.D research degree in Polymer Chemistry from Manchester University.

Free Displays & Product Demonstrations
Product displays/demonstrations by course registrants are encouraged.  IMI will cooperate with all interested parties to provide appropriate space so products can be displayed and demonstrated during the course breaks.   There is no charge in addition to the course registration fee to have a display table.  Interested companies should contact IMI President Al Keene
al@imiconf.com  to ensure that proper arrangements are made for product displays and demonstrations.

You can also reserve your display space and Suppliers’ Forum presentation slot by registering online and checking off the appropriate boxes indicating your participation OR complete the registration form at the end of this program and fax to +1-207-235-2226 OR send an email to al@imiconf.com.

September 6, 2017

Functional Materials & Applications
for Digital Additive Manufacturing
and 3D Printing Course

Introduction to Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing

  • Drivers and Industrial Trends
  • Reshoring Manufacturing
  • Technology Trends
  • Industrial Applications of Interest
  • Examples of Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing

Properties of Functional Materials for Industrial Applications

  • Powders and Dispersions
  • Structures and Conformation
  • Anisotropy, Flakes

Types of Functional Materials

  • Graphene and 2D Materials
  • Metals
  • Drugs
  • Electronic
  • Composite
  • Specialties

Applying Functional Materials

  • Challenges
  • Requirements
  • Application Performance

Application Techniques

  • Digital Revolution
  • 3D Printing
  • Ink Jet
  • Digital Dispensing Technologies
  • Hybrid Approaches

- Additive Manufacturing Processes & Materials

- What can be Expected in Next Few & Ten Years

12:00 Noon                           Networking Lunch

1:00 p.m.                               Course Session 2

Functional Materials & Applications for Digital Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing Course Focus

3D printing has caught the world by storm to the extent that it is suggested that the second industrial revolution is underway.  3D Printing or Digital Additive Manufacturing is a process of making a three-dimensional solid object of virtually any shape from a digital model.  It is achieved using an additive process, where successive layers of material are laid down in different shapes and is unlike traditional techniques, which mostly rely on the removal or subtractive processes of material.

While 3D printing technology has been around since the 1980s, it was not until the early 2010s that the printers became widely available commercially.  Since then, there has been a large growth in the sales of these systems and their price has dropped substantially.  According to Wohlers Associates, the market for 3D printers and services exceeded $6 billion worldwide in 2016 with the global growth rate still exceeding 17% annually.  McKinsey lists 3D printing as one of the 12 technologies that could drive truly massive economic transformation and disruption in the coming years.

One of the key variables in the continued application expansion and market growth is materials development. To continue the projected growth, materials developments and deposition methods must create new and improved materials to meet the applications’ performance and functional properties requirements.

3D printing technology is used for both prototyping and distributed manufacturing with applications in architecture, construction, industrial design, automotive, motorsport, aerospace, military, engineering, dental and medical industries, biotech (human tissue replacement), fashion, footwear, jewelry, eyewear, education, geographic information systems, food, and many other fields. All of these fields have unique functional materials and performance criteria which must be met by the materials as applications expand.

IMI’s Development of Functional Materials for 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing Course provides an introduction to 3D printing and digital additive manufacturing.  It reviews the commonly recognized techniques used and captures the types of materials that can be used or developed.  It provides attendees an understanding and an ability to recognize what is possible in the near term; the limits of current technologies and insight into the breakthroughs that maybe necessary to bring about future predictions. The course will reveal the materials advances being made and the increasingly critical need for new materials as the future unfolds. 

Emerging Technologies AcademyAdvanced Manufacturing
New Product Development = New Markets & Increased Profits

IMI’s Emerging Technologies Academy Advanced Manufacturing goal is to show manufacturing companies, state and regional government development agencies, colleges & universities, manufacturing organizations and others the potential of advanced manufacturing technologies and to introduce available resources so that manufacturing industries can successfully innovate for their future success. 

Historically, innovation has been a key ingredient in the development, expansion and growth of manufacturing industries.  And innovation is still required to foster industrial development.  While talent, infrastructure and investment are all key components, both the manufacturing landscape and the required tools have changed in our current digital world.

The incorporation of new manufacturing techniques and materials to provide added value, improved product performance, enhanced production economics, etc. is essential to the development and implementation of profitable new products and expanded markets. Thus, IMI’s Emerging Technologies Academy Advanced Manufacturing is designed to provide the necessary insights and information to enable companies to assess their future usage of emerging advanced manufacturing technologies. Consider it your “Jump-Start for the Future.”

We feel strongly that emerging advanced manufacturing technologies will play a most important role in the future of the U.S. and World economies as well as the strengthening of manufacturing companies and industries. Everyone seems to agree that manufacturing growth is essential to the world’s economic future - But companies must incorporate emerging technologies into their production systems to stimulate successful new manufacturing endeavors.

Understanding the fundamentals of emerging technologies is the first prerequisite to all development efforts. 

IMI’s Emerging Technologies Academy Advanced Manufacturing provides a time and cost effective means to obtain a timely update on key emerging technologies which will play important roles in future products across many different industrial sectors. These courses provide unique and effective opportunities to gain the knowledge and understanding of key new technologies which are critical to those planning to take advantage of these technologies for their future business success.

Thus, we urge you to be sure that your company, agency or organization is represented at IMI’s Emerging Technologies Academy –Advanced Manufacturing on September 6, 2017

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
 8:00 a.m.                              Registration
 9:00 a.m.                              Course Session 1

5:00 p.m.                               Courses Adjournment