Theory of inkjet Technology
February 10-11, 2020
DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix-Tempe,
Tempe (Phoenix), Arizona USA
Understanding the basics is essential to any industry’s development. The Inkjet Academy one-and-a-half-day course covers the theory behind the many types of inkjet technology used today and aims to give your understanding of the industry an expert start.
The Inkjet Academy course will show you how printheads work, the materials used in their fabrication, and the theory of their operation. You will also learn how inks are formulated and used, as well as about ink supply and support systems. The course examines how drops are formed, travel, and behave on the substrate surface. Fundamental aspects of printer operation such as nozzle maintenance and print quality are also covered.
Presented by Dr. Simon Kew and Dr. Alan Hudd of Alchemie Technology, the course assumes a basic scientific knowledge and is designed to provide useful background information for anyone entering the inkjet industry, seeking an update on today’s technology, or looking for further fields of development.
Inkjet Academy Course Outline
Monday, February 10, 2020
1:00 pm Registration
1:30 pm Opening Session
Introduction to inkjet
Types of inkjet technology
Drop on demand technologies
Thermal and piezo inkjet
Ink types: aqueous, solvent, oil, phase change & UV cure
Materials and ink formulations
Evolution of inkjet markets
Desktop and industrial markets
Industrial inkjet printheads
Summary of current piezo printheads
Properties and key features comparison
Drop ejection frequency, crosstalk, reliability, and life issues
Printhead trends such as Si-MEMS/TFH
Inkjet ink design
Understanding the inkjet printing process
Properties influencing piezo inkjet ink performance
Testing an ink for reliability: methods & characterization
Materials and dispersion theory
Drop ejection frequency
6:00 pm Networking Reception
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
8:00 am Session 2
Creating a reliable industrial inkjet system
Drop placement accuracy and drop break-off
Drop impact and spread
Factors affecting print quality
Banding, single pass issues
Missing nozzle detection
Missing nozzle compensation
12:00 Noon Networking Lunch
1:00 pm Session 3
Industrial inkjet markets
The digital proposition and benefits
Industrial inkjet business model
Infrastructure barriers to entry
The inkjet successes
Challenges to create successful industrial inkjet solutions
Packaging and labelling
“Additive” manufacturing processes
HP PageWide technology
Speed & resolution trends
4:00 pm Adjournment
Dr. Alan L. Hudd, Director and Founder, Alchemie Technology, Cambridge, UK
Dr. Hudd is Director and co-founder of Alchemie Technology Ltd, an independent contract development and consultancy company to the industrial inkjet industry. Alchemie is developing and commercializing a range of novel printhead technologies through its joint venture company, Jetronica. Jetronica specializes 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
Alan Hudd was the Founder and Managing Director of Xennia Technology from 1996 to 2012. 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.
Dr. Simon Kew, Managing Director, Alchemie Technology, Cambridge, UK
Dr. Kew leads Technology and Business Development at Alchemie Technology. He has over 15 years of experience in new product and process innovation applied to chemistry-enabled products. Working across industries including consumer goods, foodstuffs, chemical and pharmaceutical sectors, he has been responsible for delivering new products and process innovation programs worldwide. He specializes in the delivery of innovation using digital manufacturing technologies including inkjet printing and additive manufacturing technologies. He holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering
Complimentary Display Space
Printer and other product demonstrations/displays by Inkjet Innovation Academy 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 can reserve a display space on the online registration form or contacting IMI President Al Keene email@example.com with any questions or special requirements.
I.T. Strategies Market Report
All delegates will receive a free copy of the annual Digital Printing 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.
DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix-Tempe Reservation Information
IMI’s Inkjet Innovation Academy is being held at DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix-Tempe in Tempe (Phoenix), Arizona. Hotel reservations are the responsibility of each meeting registrant. Early booking is advised as the special meeting rate of $165 for single or double occupancy is guaranteed only until January 23, 2020. After that date, the group meeting rate will be on a space available basis.
To make reservations online, go to https://tinyurl.com/IMIFEB2020
To make reservations by phone, call 1-800-528-6481 OR +1-480-967-1441 and state that you are with IMI group (Group Code is IMI) to the receive group rate.
Please contact IMI for assistance if you have any problems making your hotel reservations.
DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix-Tempe
DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix-Tempe is conveniently located in Tempe, Arizona just five miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. It features modern guest rooms, lobby area, restaurant, and public spaces recently redecorated with unique, Frank Lloyd Wright inspired architecture. The hotel is only three miles from the Metro Light Rail Station and offers 24-hour complimentary Sky Harbor Airport (PHX) shuttle. Enjoy hotel amenities including complimentary WiFi, spacious work areas, HDTVs, complimentary parking, 24-hour business center, 24-hour fitness center, and heated outdoor pool. Savor southwestern inspired dishes at Milagro's Restaurant or relax in the cozy Kachina Lounge.
Phoenix-Tempe is served by Sky Harbor International Airport (www.skyharbor.com) located only 5 miles from the hotel. Sky Harbor serves 20 domestic and international airlines with over 1200 daily takeoffs and landings accommodating over 120,000 passengers daily. DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix-Tempe offers complimentary 24-hour airport shuttle service. Arriving guests should call +1-480-967-1441 after retrieving their luggage and pickup directions will be provided. Rental cars and taxis are also available at the airport. Estimated fares from the airport to hotel are Uber & Lyft $12-$15.
DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix-Tempe is less than 3 miles from downtown Tempe (Home to Arizona State University, the largest public university in the US), a vibrant downtown that’s active day and night. You’ll find locally owned eateries and microbreweries, ASU Art Museum, Desert Arboretum Park, Tempe Marketplace, Tempe Town Lake, frequent festivals, arts & cultural events. Estimated fares from hotel to Mill Avenue are Uber & Lyft $7-$10. The Tempe Mill Avenue Valley Lite Rail station provides access to the 26-mile Valley Metro Light Rail (https://www.valleymetro.org/) running from upper-central Phoenix to downtown Mesa and offering quick access to downtown Phoenix, Sky Harbor International Airport, and plenty more along the way (single rides are $2 & all day pass is $4).
Other Tempe attractions in close proximity of DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix-Tempe include Arizona Heritage Center, Arizona Mills Outlet Mall (185 stores-largest in AZ), Kiwanis Park, Papago Park, and Sea Life Arizona Aquarium. The hotel offers complimentary shuttle service covering a 3 mile radius from the hotel.
Tempe, Scottsdale, Phoenix and other areas of Arizona offer tremendous opportunities to combine your IMI conference participation with a quick weekend or longer vacation to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine and attractions of interest to all.
DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix-Tempe address is:
2100 South Priest Drive
Tempe, AZ 85282
Web Site: https://tinyurl.com/DT-Tempe
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