Functional Materials Deposition Course
Embassy Suites Chicago – Lombard/Oak Brook
Lombard (Chicago Area), Illinois
June 19, 2018
The utilization of functional materials (materials that possess native properties and perform specific functions) provide the key to many industrial print applications which go beyond decoration and production of structural materials (including functional materials such as graphene, 2D materials, metals, drugs, electronic materials, composites, etc.). The requirements, challenges and application performance of digital deposition techniques (including 3D printing, additive manufacturing, inkjet, digital dispensing, hybrid approaches, etc.) will be presented. Led by Dr. Alan L. Hudd, Director & Founder of Alchemie Technology, this course provides an understanding of and an ability to recognize what is possible in the near term; the limits of current technologies; and insights into the breakthroughs necessary to achieve ultimate success.
Functional Materials Deposition Course Outline
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
8:00 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. Course Session Begins
Introduction to functional materials deposition
- Drivers & industrial trends
- Reshoring manufacturing
- Technology trends
- Industrial applications of interest
- Examples of industrial print/industrial coating/additive manufacturing/ 3D print
Properties of functional materials for industrial applications
- Functional fluids: reactive, electrical properties, biofunctional, etc.
- Powders & dispersions
- Structures & conformation
- Anisotropy, flakes
Types of functional materials
- Graphene & 2D materials
12:00 Noon Networking luncheon
1:00 pm Course reconvenes
Applying functional materials
- Application performance
- Digital revolution
- 3D printing
- Digital dispensing
- Hybrid approaches
Additive manufacturing processes & materials
What can be expected in the next few & ten years?
5:00 p.m. Course Adjournment
5:00 p.m. Networking Reception
Functional Materials Deposition Course Leader
Dr. Alan L. Hudd, Director and Founder, Alchemie Technology, Cambridge, UK
Dr. Hudd is Director and Founder of Alchemie Technology Ltd. Alchemie is an independent contract development and consultancy company to the industrial inkjet industry. Alchemie is also developing and commercialising a range of novel printhead technologies through its joint venture company, Jetronica. Jetronica specialises in supplying solutions to selectively pattern liquids and powders capable of using a wide range of chemistries from graphene through textile pre-treatments and 3D printing of metal powders to drugs for implantable drug devices.
Dr. Hudd was the Founder and Managing Director of Xennia Technology from 1996 to 2012. During this period, he built Xennia to become a world leading Inkjet developer and solutions provider to industrial inkjet markets.
Dr. Hudd is credited with being one of the pioneers to successfully inkjet 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 current UV cure applications.
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.
Complimentary Display Space
Product demonstrations/displays by Industrial Print Academy attendees are encouraged. IMI will cooperate with all interested parties to provide appropriate space so products can be displayed and demonstrated during the Industrial Print Academy breaks & receptions. There is no charge in addition to the course registration fee to have a display table. Interested companies should contact IMI President Al Keene firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure that proper arrangements are made for product displays and demonstrations.
You can also reserve your display space by registering online and checking off the appropriate box indicating your participation.
IT Strategies Market Report
All participants will receive a free copy of the latest "The Numbers" Market Report by IT Strategies. Generated from their worldwide digital printing industry model, it provides an ongoing source of market information based on a consistent methodology and reporting structure.
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June 19, 2018
Embassy Suites Chicago – Lombard/Oak Brook
Lombard (Chicago Area), Illinois USA
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