The Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T) will hold its Printing for Fabrication event in Dresden on Sept 23-27. It will explore the potential of digital printing technologies, including applications and materials which go beyond traditional printing.
Ink jet materials and technology, 3D digital fabrication, as well as laser patterning processes, nano-patterning, printed sensors, photovoltaic cells and lighting devices are some of the topics on the agenda.
“Printed Electronics has a role to play in the manufacture of future wearable electronic devices. The scientists and engineers working in this area gather annually at the IS&T Printing for Fabrication conference, this year in Dresden, Germany.
“A conference session is devoted to international standardization, followed by a discussion on future areas for new standards. This is a chance to join this discussion between standards developers and the technical print community to chart our way forward. The conference also includes sessions spanning the breadth of 2D and 3D printing and a full day of courses including wearable electronics,” said Alan Hodgson, Chair, IEC TC 119: Printed electronics.
Printing opportunities in wearable electronics course (23 September)
During the event, Hodgson will run a course for Printing Opportunities in Wearable Electronics
The wearable electronics market is described in terms of a number of sectors including health care and clothing.
The course outlines the benefits and opportunities that printing can bring to the fabrication of these devices, as an enabling technology for wide area wearable electronics. It will examine issues around the fabrication of textile electronics and sensor assemblies and where these devices fit into the concepts of the internet of things, smart cities, and active assisted living.
The concepts are illustrated through case studies examining the field of personal protective equipment (PPE). The course will show how the relevant communities are coming together to address the remaining challenges within the forum of International standards.
IP and Standards session (25 September)
During the IP and Standards session, the following technical papers will be delivered by:
Chair, IEC TC 119, Alan Hodgson
International Standards Enabling Printed Electronics for Wearables, Alan Hodgson, Alan Hodgson Consulting Ltd. and University of Manchester (UK)
Technical expert, IEC TC 119, Kei Hyodo
Overview of Standardization Activities for Inkjet Additive Manufacturing (within IEC TC 119 Printed Electronics), Kei Hyodo and Shinri Sakai; Yuasa System Co. Ltd. and Yamagata University (Japan)