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Digital Manufacturing Conference 2019

The Future of Manufacturing

February 5-6, 2019

Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando North,

Altamonte Springs (Orlando), Florida USA

Conference Focus

Digital design and manufacturing provides the ability to connect different parts of the manufacturing life-cycle through data and to utilize that information to make smarter, more efficient business decisions. Just as digital technologies have reconstituted the entertainment, communications and financial sectors; digital technologies are now in the process of transforming the way parts, components and complete systems are being designed and manufactured. Digital Manufacturing will revolutionize the American manufacturing industries and is truly the Future of Manufacturing.


IMI’s Digital Manufacturing 2019 Conference will explore current digital manufacturing technologies, ancillary manufacturing infrastructure requirements, application opportunities, challenges, needed improvements to enhance implementation, economics and other factors essential to the growth and expansion of Digital Manufacturing


IMI’s Digital Manufacturing Conference 2019 also addresses the challenges, options, opportunities, and other issues associated with digital manufacturing’s growth and implementation. This strategic conference provides high value information for senior executives, commercial managers, development teams and end users covering the most recent innovations, trends, and issues critical to the growth and expansion of digital manufacturing.  


This one and one-half day event includes the following elements:

  • Market opportunity briefings

  • Updates and views from industry pacesetters

  • Perspectives from key end users

Technology & infrastructure introductions for digital manufacturing implementation



Additional Benefits


The IMI Digital Manufacturing Conference 2019 gives you the opportunity to meet senior executives from within the digital manufacturing industry as well as from companies evaluating and implementing digital manufacturing technologies and systems. With a networking reception, a lunch and additional refreshment breaks, there is ample opportunity to meet with key people important for your industry alliances and future success.


Displays and Suppliers Forum

Digital manufacturing products and technologies will be on display in the break/reception area and the Suppliers Forum enables you to hear short presentations on participating companies and their latest news.

Access to Digital Print 2019 Conferences

Your registration to IMI’s Digital Manufacturing Conference 2019 also allows you to attend any desired sessions at the following concurrent conference program: Future Packaging Conference 2019. You will also receive download links for the presentations from both conferences.

IT Strategies Market Report

All delegates will receive a free copy of the annual Market Report by IT Strategies. Generated from their worldwide digital printing industry model, it provides an ongoing source of market information based on primary research.

Strategic Advisory Board

The Strategic Advisory Board of industry luminaries, whose expertise covers a wide range of technology and applications in digital manufacturing, determines the conference program of topics and presentations.

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Peter Hessney, Sensor Films

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Dr. Alan L. Hudd, Alchemie Technology

Conference Chairman

Dr. Simon Kew, Alchemie Technology

Conference Speakers

Brett Attaway, BRIDG

Dr. Rich Baker, Integrity Ink Jet Integration

Ken Hillier, Meteor Inkjet

Peter Hessney, Sensor Films

Dr. Alan L. Hudd, Alchemie Technology

Christopher S. O’Bryan, University of Florida

Arnold Reta, Jabil

Digital Manufacturing Conference 2019

February 5-6, 2019

Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando North, Altamonte Springs (Orlando), Florida

Agenda and Schedule

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

8:00 a.m.                     Registration 

8:30 a.m.                     Opening Session 

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Welcome and introductions

Alvin G. Keene, President, Information Management Institute, Inc., Carrabassett Valley, Maine

Conference Chairman: Dr. Simon Kew, VP Technology & Business Development, Alchemie Technology, Cambridge, UK

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Digital Manufacturing Industry & Market Structure: Now and Future

Dr. Simon Kew, VP Technology & Business Development, Alchemie Technology, Cambridge, UK

- Drivers for digitalization of manufacturing industries

- Consumer trends & growth of e-commerce

- Development of robotics & automation

- Emergence of data-rich supply chains

- Barriers to adoption

- Early adopters: Aerospace, automotive, food, medical, & consumer

- Distributed manufacturing concepts & supply chains of the future

- Quality & regulatory implications

- Development of the factories of the future

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Advanced manufacturing requirements for micro-electronics driven economy

Brett Attaway, Director of Business Development, BRIDG, NeoCity, Florida

- Advanced micro-electronics are transforming human interaction with the world

- Growing demand for integrated devices in transportation, homes, medical, etc.

- BRIDG’s unique collaboration model

            > Advanced manufacturing development facility

            > Focused on semiconductor-based processes & materials

            > Smart sensor & photonics technologies

- On track to be disruptive force in virtually every industry value chain

12:00 p.m.                   Networking Luncheon

1:30 p.m.                     Session 2

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Advances in 3D Manufacturing

Dr. Rich Baker, President, Integrity Integration, West Lebanon, New Hampshire

- Overview of 3D printing Techniques

- Use of inkjet in 3D printing

- Challenges of quality, speed, and function

- Multi-material, multi-function 3D printing

- Bio tech & pharmaceutical fabrication

- Market directions & future developments

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Using industrial Inkjet in your manufacturing process: How to get started

Ken Hillier, North American Sales Manager, Meteor Inkjet, Sarasota, Florida

- Jetting technology poised to exploit wealth of opportunities in digital manufacturing – Endless                possibilities

- How inkjet’s unique features & characteristics can be applied

- Development path for incorporating inkjet technologies in digital manufacturing

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Digitally dispensing powders for additive manufacturing applications

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

- Digital technologies for dispensing powders

- Materials suitable for powder dispensing

- 3D post treatment processes

- Current industrial application examples

      > Braillejet

      > 3D printing

      > Decorative metallic finishes for packaging

      > 3D pill production

- Future trends

      > Energy storage

      > Reinforcement of lightweight composites

Suppliers’ Forum Session: 5-Minute presentations related to technology, capabilities, services, new product introductions, etc.  The Suppliers Forum is open to all conference registrants. For additional information or to sign up, contact Al Keene or check off box on registration form.

6:00 p.m.                     Networking reception in Display Area

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

8:00 a.m.                     Session 3

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Structuring Fluids in 3D Space with Soft Matter 3D Printing

Christopher S. O’Bryan, Soft Matter Research Lab, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

- Jammed Granular Microgels as Sacrificial Support for Soft Matter Manufacturing

- Aqueous Microgels for Colloidal & Polymer 3D Printing

- 3D Printing Instabilities

      > Inertial Forces & Reynold’s

      > Gravitational

      > Thixotropic

      > Interfacial

- Organic Microgels for Silicone 3D Printing

- Applications in Biomedical Field

      > Mass Drug Screening

      > Tissue Engineering

- Customized Silicone Implants

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Advanced Digital Manufacturing Systems for Flexible Hybrid Electronics

Peter Hessney, President, Sensor Films, Rochester, New York

- High Throughput Prototyping & Production Platform with

      > Benefits of Digital Workflow

      > Performance of Miniaturized Semiconductor Components

      > Fully-Automated Process to Digitally Deposit Functional & Decorative Materials on Wide Range           of Flexible Substrates

- Starlight Enables Rapid Industrial Printing with

      > In-Line Photonic Sintering & UV Curing

      > Followed by Automated Surface Mounting of Discrete Semi-conductor Components & Device               Encapsulation

- Enables Rapid & Efficient Production of Flexible Hybrid Electronics for Broad Range of High                Demand Applications

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Digital Manufacturing for the Connected Ecosystem

Arnold Reta, Jabil, St. Petersburg, Florida

- Customers/organizations require

      > Product customization & personalization

      > Increased speed of delivery

- Applying technology innovations to meet these trends

- Printed electronics & 3D printing capabilities, requirements, & challenges

- Case studies demonstrating digital manufacturing's role in development and Production

- Projected trends


12:00 p.m.                     Adjournment  

Conference Sponsorship

IMI sponsorship opportunities enable digital manufacturing industry participants to position themselves “front and center” before a key group of manufacturing business leaders including executives, product developers, technologists, major users, etc. PLUS distributing their message to IMI’s global database of over 20,000 relevant contacts.


Our goal is to develop a “community” focused on the conference program and the Sponsors to generate excitement about inkjet technology, market, and application developments - benefiting all industry participants and end users.


For additional information on sponsorship opportunities contact Al Keene

Speaking Opportunities

If you have a potential topic for presentation at this or another IMI conference, please submit your proposed presentation topic and a brief outline to Al Keene at IMI ( for review.


IMI is always looking for potential speakers for upcoming conference programs and will be pleased to discuss your ideas for potential presentation topics.


Free Display Space & Suppliers Forum Presentations

Digital manufacturing technology product demonstrations/displays by both conference speakers and registrants are encouraged. IMI will cooperate with all interested parties to provide appropriate space so products can be displayed and demonstrated during the conference breaks & receptions.  There is no charge in addition to the conference registration fee to have a display table and/or give a 5-minute Suppliers Forum presentation.  Interested companies should contact IMI President Al Keene 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.

I.T. Strategies Market Report

All participants will receive a free copy I.T. Strategies latest annual Market Report " Digital Document & Industrial Print Beyond the Office.” Commissioned by IMI and generated from I.T. Strategies’ worldwide digital printing industry model, it provides an ongoing source of market information based on a consistent methodology and reporting structure.

About IMI

IMI sponsors conferences to assist in understanding emerging technology developments, markets and applications requirements. IMI conferences offer attendees unique opportunities for leading hardware, technology development, materials, manufacturing, software, and user companies to network and develop a more comprehensive understanding of current as well as future developments impacting successful product implementations, market entry/expansion and technology utilization. Since 1990, IMI has held over 600 programs attended by well

over 25,000 technical, marketing and management personnel from companies around the world.


IMI conference programs are designed to enable attendees to obtain the latest technical, market and application information while allowing time to network with other attendees in a time and cost-efficient manner.  Attendance at an IMI conference enables attendees to meet with an industry’s leading experts in a single location over a short period of time thus maximizing information transfer efficiency and minimizing travel and time expenses.

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