hosted by Westen Michigan University's
Center for the Advancement of Printed Electronics (CAPE)
The workshop will provide you with a better understanding and appreciation of printing technologies and will help you understand the materials, processes and tooling by which devices are fabricated. Printed technologies such as inkjet, screen printing, gravure and flexography will be covered. A review of the benefits and disadvantages of current printing technologies will be provided, some of which will be demonstrated during the hands-on session. Workshop participants will also learn about functional inks and other materials for printed electronics and how to better understand how these materials differs from graphic inks.
"The course was very informative and a valuable tool for a novice to printed electronics. A good opportunity to be introduced to unique aspects and capabilities of the technology."
Ken Souders, DuPont Microcircuit Materials
"An excellent way to get up to speed on the potentials and pitfalls of printed electronics taught by industry experts and leading academics."
David Van Heerden, NanoMas Technologies
"The course was very interesting and informative. The investment in research and technology at Western Michigan University is impressive. The future of flexible printed electronics looks bright."
Bill Stoner, Amway
"The great thing about the recent printed electronics workshop, for me, was the combination of classroom and hands-on learning. It was extremely useful for me to learn about specific techniques for printing electronic components and then see the equipment, the test systems and the finished product. One nice side benefit was that I also met several potential collaborators and customers from other companies across the country."
Mike Knox, XGSciences