Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EDT
Free for FTA Members
Want to see what the future holds for print? Now is the time to explore emerging markets projected to grow exponentially, which include the manufacturing of simple electronic components, such as interactive packaging, printed batteries, photovoltaics (solar cells), electroluminescent signs, etc. These functional products involve printing patterns with conductive and dielectric inks, otherwise known as Printed Electronics.
- Introduction to the various forms of printed electronics
- Common technologies used for production
- Unique production challenges to consider
- Terminology and definitions
- How to transition your business to produce printed electronics in the future
Come to this session armed with your questions. You’ll be able to submit them directly to our presenters for a live Q&A session during the hour.
Presenter: Malcolm G. Keif
Dr. Malcolm Keif is a Professor and Graduate Coordinator of the Printed Electronics and Functional Imaging program at Cal Poly State University. Dr. Keif holds a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri and is an active researcher, consultant and speaker on topics related to printed electronics, functional printing processes, lean thinking and active & intelligent packaging. His research focuses around integrating functional and graphic printing systems as well as improving feature-size and surface morphology in functional printing. Keif has authored numerous articles and is the author of four books related to graphic printing and operations management.
Presenter: Colleen Twomey
Colleen Twomey is an Assistant Professor of Graphic Communication at Cal Poly State. Colleen teaches consumer packaging and workflow classes related to packaging, publications and printed electronics. She is the Graphics for Packaging concentration coordinator, in addition to advising the Phoenix Challenge student competition at Cal Poly. Her research includes studies of flexographic printing of conductive silver inks, interactive packaging and general packaging trends. Colleen has 20+ years of industry experience, is a frequent speaker at associations such as FTA, TAPPI and FPPA, and has presented master classes in print at IDTechEx, and research at FlexTech Alliance.
FTA Members: Free | Non-members: $199