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INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF PRINT TECHNOLOGY FOR INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURING

12–14 November 2019, Munich Trade Fair Centre, Germany

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Technical Conference

The InPrint Munich 2019 Technical Conference leads the audience through the necessary steps for the successful implementation of print technology in manufacturing: from choosing the best inks, printheads and software tools for each application to optimising process development and machine integration.

Industry experts from more than 50 international companies will share their know-how in a series of presentations and discussion panels, presenting practical examples of implementation and addressing the pros and cons of different approaches.

With sessions running on two parallel streams over all three days of the exhibition, the InPrint Munich 2019 Technical Conference gives visitors the opportunity to choose their special interest from a broad range of topics.

Conference Programme

as of June 2019, programme subject to change

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Technical Stage
    • Printhead Technology
    Technical Stage

    Leading manufacturers will discuss specific printhead technologies for different applications. Sessions will be followed by a discussion panel with questions from the audience.

    • Printhead Technology
    Technical Stage
    As the market demands higher performance, faster and smaller jets, the complexity of printhead nozzle architecture becomes increasing challenging to design and manufacture.  The presentation will focus on some of the work Dimatix has been engaged in to model key performance parameters for inkjet printeheads, for effective drop ejection, and how it relates to the nozzle architecture.
    • Printhead Technology
    Technical Stage

    To some people, the inkjet printhead is like a small musical instrument. You can tune it to perfection and achieve a harmonious sound, or, in the case of the printhead, it is jetting stable and accurately placed drops of fluid. Alternatively, without the tuning, you could easily play a few wrong notes.

    This presentation will provide an insight into what it takes to perfectly tune an inkjet printhead when integrating it into a printer. It will highlight some of the considerations that have to be made and options for optimisation that might be used in order to make the printhead ‘sing’.

    • Printhead Technology
    Technical Stage
    • Printhead Technology
    Technical Stage
    As one member of the wide diversified Seiko Holdings Group we are focusing
    on the development of robust and precise inkjet print heads since 2001.

    This time we would like to present the results of a test series we did with our RC1536 recirculation print head to define expanded limit values in jetting direction, jetting distance to substrate and jettable fluid parameters to open up new opportunities of covering combinations of latest innovations with one print head model only.
    • Printhead Technology
    Technical Stage

    Ricoh has over 40 years history of inkjet development and it currently provides a wide-ranging portfolio of printhead products to cover a variety of applications. The presentation will overview technology incorporated in Ricoh's latest products.

    • Printhead Technology
    Technical Stage
    Together with the audience we discuss the capabilities of the various printhead technologies in relationship to requirements from the different application areas.
    • Inkjet & Robotics
    Technical Stage
    The fast advance of robotics in industrial manufacturing urges companies to explore the potential of integrating inkjet with robotics for printing purposes: What are the current capabilities and opportunities for this new technology?
    • Inkjet & Robotics
    Technical Stage
    • Inkjet & Robotics
    Technical Stage

    The MAX Series offers a family of specialised products for all kinds of complex, high precision tasks in the additive and subtractive manufacturing environment, as well as for robotic Inkjet applications.

    The MAX Series is built around the MAX150 Professional 6-axis robot. Its payload of up to 150 kg combined with a superior mechanical stiffness enables the MAX150 to handle almost every conceivable scenario in a stationary working application. All components of the MAX Series feature highly accurate secondary encoders and extensive compensation algorithms which enable them to achieve maximum absolute and path accuracy along with outstanding repeatability. Backed by a user friendly Siemens SINUMERIK 840D sl CNC controller, these unique features open the door to implementing previously impossible manufacturing strategies and allow our customers to take their Inkjet applications to the next level.

    • Inkjet & Robotics
    Technical Stage
    The presentation will look at the challenges of printing and coating onto a range of surfaces and consider printhead density compensation, printhead stitching and screening technologies
    • Inkjet & Robotics
    Technical Stage
    Inkjet Printing on real 3D-Objects requires a chain of adapted printing technologies which are discussed in this presentation. This covers on the hardware side an appropriate handling system/robotics, carefully choosen printheads and an ink supply that is designed for moved printheads. On the data side pathplaning algorithms, stitching/multipass concepts and nonplanar RIP-technogies are to be mentioned.
    • Inkjet & Robotics
    Technical Stage

    Robot-based inkjet printing as well as the digital PAD printing technology enables digital, maskless decoration and functionalization of 3D-shaped products and a flexible mass manufacturing. The technological focus of robot-based inkjet printing is on the further development of a specifically developed software for communication between the industrial print head and the moving robot arm as well as material tests like fixing drops with a pinning unit on curved surfaces. Digital PAD printing enables to  print on small and complex shaped, highly curved objects in high quality. The technology combines digital inkjet printing and analog PAD printing in a single industrial process.

Applications Stage
    • Research & Market Trends
    Applications Stage
    This series takes a deeper look at the key market trends that will affect the future of printing technology for industrial manufacturing. It presents the latest research from the various areas of industrial printing and provides an outlook on future innovations and new business opportunities.
    • Research & Market Trends
    Applications Stage
    With inkjet now having penetrated a wide number of different uses, getting the chemistry combinations right is often the crucial aspect of early feasibility stages of new inkjet projects. We describe the equipment and methods based on commercially available parts that we use for rapid proof-of-principle testing to enable feasibility assessment of chemistry options. We present examples across different ink platforms and applications.
    • Research & Market Trends
    Applications Stage

    In this talk I will discuss recent investigations into several factors that (appear to) affect ink printability. The factors studied include the influence of back-pressure and the effect of voltage rise/fall time on droplet velocity. The talk will also discuss the Z number, which is a term that has been used to indicate ink printability. The talk will present recent thoughts and opinions on Z and continue the discussion as to Z's applicability.

    • Research & Market Trends
    Applications Stage

    Frazer looks at the key trends that will influence the future opportunities for  businesses and considers some exciting innovations in inkjet print in textile, direct to container and wall decoration which offer great ideas for businesses to adopt.

    • Research & Market Trends
    Applications Stage

    A close look at all of  the variables that play a role in the potential for moving from an analog print system to digital with a focus on inkjet. We shall look at the ink types, the substrates, shapes etc. (and many other variables) and attempt to paint a clear picture of what is involved in converting to digital - the advantages and disadvantages what to be aware of and things to think about for a smooth transition into the digital world.

    • Research & Market Trends
    Applications Stage

    Inkjet printing is creating momentum in a number of industrial applications, transitioning from graphic to functional printing. The presentation will describe the 25% growth forecasted on the next five year on inkjet emerging markets and new technology challenges for printhead makers.

    • Research & Market Trends
    Applications Stage

    Has it or hasn’t it crossed the chasm? Will it or won’t it? What’s holding it back? Why hasn’t the next big market materialised? Or is it soon to happen?

    Featuring case studies, results from the Future of Inkjet Survey and thoughts, observations and ideas.

    • Innovative Applications
    Applications Stage

    Recent technological discoveries and developments showing the true potential of printing technology in manufacturing: From photonic printing to new jettable materials and powerful curing solutions, these real-world applications set new standards for future production processes.

    • Innovative Applications
    Applications Stage
    A recently discovered organic multi-layer thin film shows selective spatial phosphorescence. The switching is reversible by using radiation of different wavelengths. This photochemical effect offers the possibility to write, read and erase luminescent patterns into and from transparent foils.
    • Innovative Applications
    Applications Stage
    Reaching beyond ink into the broader domain of jettable fluids exposes the true potential of industrial inkjet.
    • From Machine Integration to Implementation
    Applications Stage

    Speed, Quality and Opacity – these three key requirements are shared over a number of digital printing applications where the need for more is always being pursued. In this presentation, Gary Jenno, Segment Business Manager at Xaar, will talk about what is being done to push these perceived limits and how our partners are able to exploit the outstanding print capabilities of the established Xaar 2001+ printhead. Making reference to recent, real world examples, this talk will show how Xaar’s printhead technology enables such success, from TF Technology ink recirculation which supports the printing of high viscosity, large particle fluids with high solids loading, to new system architectures which enable high frequency and hence fast line speed printing.

    • Innovative Applications
    Applications Stage
    AVA has just released a truly unique 3D editing software package which is highly desirable by Decor and Packing companies. We’ve called the technology "Structure Simulation" and enables 2D + 3D design editing, import data from 3D scanners such as Metis and Cruse and export to analogue or 3D printers such as Swiss Q, Roland, Mimaki.
    • Successful Screen Printing Applications
    Applications Stage
    The focus is on case studies and successful applications in which screen printing processes have played a key role. New and improved applications created by screen printing technology will be presented in this session.
    • Successful Screen Printing Applications
    Applications Stage
    Applications in high-end screen printing segments request screen imaging resolutions up to 10’160 dpi whereas the state of art in the industry is still below 2540 dpi.
    The laser imaging technology developed includes a software solution that is totally integrated to guarantee a high fidelity of reproduction of digital data on the screens and to allow for printing very fine graphics (30 to 40 microns lines as example) under perfectly mastered industrial conditions.
    The combination of Lüscher state-of-the-art high resolution CtS system, the associated software package and the accurate positioning, opens new possibilities currently out of reach of standard imaging technology.
Technical Stage
    • Inks
    Technical Stage

    An in-depth look at the different types of inks and their specific applications.

    • Inks
    Technical Stage
    UV inkjet ink formulation tuning towards the requirement of the print system as well as the industrial application resulting into reliable printing process as well as meeting the technical performance specifications of the intended applications. 
    • Inks
    Technical Stage
    During the last years, inkjet printing of textiles has been attracting increasing interest and the market is growing rapidly. The talk will introduce digital textile inks and their interaction with the textile fibers as well as special pre- and post-treatment chemistry dedicated to digital textile printing. The focus is set on pigmented ink formulations for textile printing.
    • Inks
    Technical Stage
    Waterbased pigment inks for textilies are on the way to be a superstar in digital printing.
    No steaming or wasching, highest UV-resistance and the possibility to print on all kind of fabrics are the key points for success.
    Discover new opportunites for textiles and more.
    • Inks
    Technical Stage
    • Effect of mineral extenders nature (kaolin, calcium carbonate, talc, perlite) and addition level (0-15wt%) in UV transparent varnish
    • Focus on optical performance. Selection of mineral source and particle size distribution to achieve matting or high gloss, maintain transparency/clarity or bring improved opacity/haze
    • Rheology modification, improved mechanical performance including strength and scratch resistance
    • Overall mineral recommendations for targeted technical benefits and cost effectiveness
    • Inks
    Technical Stage
    The aim is to use available resources more efficiently, to skillfully combine renewable raw materials and to directly implement market requirements for sustainable inkjet ink development. Although a range of ingredients are available for use in inkjet inks, the selection and development of suitable colours is a real challenge because, for example, nature doesn’t grow in CMYK. This presentation will show the current stage of development and list the possibilities of how to make nature printable.
    • Inks
    Technical Stage
    • Inks
    Technical Stage
    Recently, it is expected to converse from solvent and UV inks to water-based inks for the reason of increasing demands for environmental regulations and high safety. Ricoh has proposed AR (Aqueous Resin) ink as a solution to these requirements. AR ink's vehicle is mainly composed of water and they are GHS symbol mark free. In general water-based inks, image qualities to non-permeating media, jetting reliability and productivity are issues. AR ink solves these problems by its original resin design and vehicle design technologies. This presentation will introduce the outline of AR ink technologies and the latest examples of printing on various media.
    • Processing Technologies
    Technical Stage

    The sessions will focus on ink curing technologies: UV, IR, pulsed photonic sintering and oven curing. A detailed analysis of UV post-processing techniques will include UV-lamp, UV-LED and the curing of EB inks with eBeam technology.

    • Processing Technologies
    Technical Stage
    The validation of UV curing ink processes from a development point of view must be done in an
    engineered way to be successful. Often the designs of such processes are more driven by available space, price or simplifying of the system. The presentation is an introduction to the UV curing theme for validatable processes, as they are mandatory in the food and pharma industry.
    • Processing Technologies
    Technical Stage
    To achieve the best possible properties of a UV cured coating material, it is essential to optimise the interaction between the chemistry and the UV lamp system.  This presentation will look at the issues of correlation between absorption characteristics of the coating and emission spectrum of the UV lamp, as well as the influence of UV energy, irradiance and temperature on the UV curing process.
    • Processing Technologies
    Technical Stage

    In UV curing, emitting wavelength of the UV LED light source and spectral reactivity of the ink need to be matched. An overview of available wavelengths and their pros and cons is provided, as well as a comparison to conventional mercury arc lamps. An outlook is given on ongoing technology development for new UV LED wavelengths opening new opportunities in the future.

    • Processing Technologies
    Technical Stage
    Electron beam curing of inks and coatings is already used in many applications (packaging printing, decor printing, sleeve production, etc.) in combination with offset or flexo printing. Newest developments also make it possible to use electron beam curing in digital applications. The presentation should explain how ebeam works and how it can be implemented in your printing process. Application examples for InkJet and HP Indigo printing will be shown.
    • Processing Technologies
    Technical Stage
    • Short introduction of necessary inkjet pre- and post-processing
    • Outline of fundamental principles of the different IR-technologies
    • Competitive evaluation of IR-systems in inkjet drying
    • Processing Technologies
    Technical Stage

    How to dry and cure inks with a convective oven.
    Tailor made industrial inline ovens based on process, product and productivity.
    Several concepts of heating, atmosphere control and product handling,  will be discussed.

    • Processing Technologies
    Technical Stage
    • introduction in photonic curing
    • technology and hardware to foster reliable photonic curing
    • new applications: photonic curing and beyond
Applications Stage
    • Printed Electronics
    Applications Stage

    A review of Inkjet-based and screen/flexo-based technologies for Printed Electronics: differences, advantages and choice of products for specific applications.

    • Printed Electronics
    Applications Stage
    Current advances in electronic manufacturing, digital printing & finishing, and the growing use of smartphones have created new possibilities in design. Starting from a brainstorm session at a training center for people with a visual impairment, a new concept for experiencing art has been developed. The route from concept towards a final printed electronics product is explained.
    • Printed Electronics
    Applications Stage

    The talk will cover screen- and flexoprinting of printed electronics and the benefits in mass-production. In this area, a lot of research-based demonstrators can be found. However, most of them never reach the market due to a lack on producibility. Here production-based research will be shown. The opportunities and limits of technology will be discussed. An overview on changed demands by a transformation from research to production; from Lab to Fab.

    • Printed Electronics
    Applications Stage
    InnovationLab produces the printed sensor Occlusense® for Dr. Jean Bausch GmbH & Co. KG. With this sensor, the force between teeth can be measured during biting. This novel tool for dentists and orthodontists allows an insight into pressure distributions. It helps preventing secondary diseases like headache, but also malpositioning of the jawbones what leads to serious harming of the joints. Furthermore, the path in the development of such a sensor from the idea to a mass-product will be discussed.
    • Printed Electronics
    Applications Stage
    Additive manufacturing offers an opportunity for creating new PCB structures that approach the way integrated circuits are manufactured and integrated.
    This talk discusses some of these new structures both form the process characterization to the application point of view. A variety of on PCB integration of RF, logic ICs, power and discrete devices ICs will be presented.
    • Printed Electronics
    Applications Stage

    A common theme in printed electronics is manufacture of bus bars – metallic structures a few mm wide x 100s mm to > 1m long – used to connect electrodes in large-area devices such as touch sensors or smart windows. These are usually made with silver paste, deposited by screen printing and dried and sintered in an oven. For large area, eg > 1m2 devices, the printers, screens and ovens are inconveniently large. M-Solv has developed a process which combines inkjet-printed metal with near-infrared drying and laser sintering. The three processes can be combined on a single process head – one step metallization – this head rotates to allow processing in any direction. For low-ink coverage applications such as bus bars this process is highly efficient compared to screen printing. Bus bars are often divided into narrow tracks by laser post-processing. Inkjet-printed bus bars are thin compared to screen-printed ones of equivalent conductivity allowing laser patterning with 10mm L/S design rules.

    Recent process results from this development are presented.
    • Printed Electronics
    Applications Stage
    Together with the audience we discuss about the respective capabilities and limitations of digital inkjet and analogue screen printing for applications in ‘Printed Electronics’.
    • 3D-Printing
    Applications Stage

    An in-depth look at inkjet-based techniques for 3D-Printing will offer visitors the opportunity to discover techniques and machinery directly from providers and learn from end users their experience with 3D-printed products for automotive, aerospace and electronics.

    The final discussion panel will focus on the current capabilities of 3D-printed products and the requirements for future improvements.

    • 3D-Printing
    Applications Stage

    Multi-material/multi-layer inkjet printing offers the possibility to integrate additional functionality in the form of digitally printed electronics on flat, curved surfaces or directly into products/components. Applications include antennas, sensors, electrical cables and contacts on curved glass, optics, shoes, textiles, cars, aircraft, consumer products, baby products, medical devices, packaging and many more.

    PROFACTOR focuses on the development of digital manufacturing processes (inkjet printing, inkjet-based 3D printing) for the fabrication of free-form optics and printed electronics within 3D parts or on curved surfaces and the fabrication of high-resolution electrical structures together with customers/partners from industry and research. The presentation provides an overview of market opportunities, processes, solutions, concrete applications and examples, current technical and commercial challenges and how we solve them together with partners.

    • 3D-Printing
    Applications Stage

    From RP to AM is not that easy as everyone imagines. A honest perspective of daily tasks from our customers with our polymer-technologies.

    Upcoming trends, possibilities and workflows will be shown, as usual from 3D-LABS, with all pro’s and con’s.
    • 3D-Printing
    Applications Stage
    • 3D-Printing
    Applications Stage
    • 3D-Printing
    Applications Stage
    3D printing as a young technology is constantly on the lookout for improvements and innovations. The combination of plasma technology and 3D printing is one of them. The plasma handheld piezobrush from relyon plasma GmbH is used for bonding individual parts to form large components and for improving adhesion in the fused filament fabrication (fff-fdm) process. This allows to achieve an adhesive bond that is three times stronger without the use of environmentally harmful chemical primers.
     
    • 3D-Printing
    Applications Stage

    Application areas of 3D-printing in production at Audi: examples and procedures.

    • 3D-Printing
    Applications Stage
    Additive manufacturing processes are mainly known for the production of single material parts. Technologies such as inkjet printing also offer the possibility of manufacturing multi-material parts. Thus, electrical circuits and electrical components can be integrated to build-up 3d electrical devices. A look at the challenges still to be overcome.
    • 3D-Printing
    Applications Stage
    Together with the audience we will discuss the capabilities of 3D printing technologies and how 3D printed parts comply with requirements from various applications.
Technical Stage
    • Machine Integration
    Technical Stage

    Machine integration is a critical step towards implementation. From printheads, to inks, processing technologies, metrology, software and all other components, this series of dedicated sessions will focus on how to create and produce technically and economically efficient systems, and machines for manufacturing.

    • Machine Integration
    Technical Stage

    Additive Production Technologies hold a great potential to increase production efficiency in electronics industry and beyond. In the presentation I will speak about the advantages of digital printing of functional materials over conventional structuring processes, about potential pitfalls, and how to prevent them. Last not least, I will give concrete examples of success stories in the field.

    • Machine Integration
    Technical Stage
    With the work of Gutenberg, printing technology enabled the mass manufacturing of books and other printed media. Today, printing technology spread beyond the graphical industry and plays a role in the manufacturing of many products, e.g. in electronics applications. In this presentation an update will be given of the role of inkjet printing in this landscape. We will show how the unique capabilities of inkjet printing qualify it for new ways of manufacturing. The benefits can be diverse and range from enabling things that were not easily possible before, to more basic effects such as decreasing cost through floor space, labour or waste management. Specific examples will be given for the manufacturing of solar cells, printed circuit boards and semiconductors.
    • Machine Integration
    Technical Stage
    In recent years, several markets (e.g. packaging) are adopting digital technologies to print variable data which is pushing Inkjet technology to achieve high speed (> 100 m/min) with high quality images (1200 dpi). This induces challenges (amongst others) with respect to vibrations of mechanical modules (print bar), high flow rate in the ink delivery system and power supplies requirements for fast print head activation. In this presentation, we elaborate the challenges along with the its effects and propose a solution space from a system integration perspective to achieve high speed printing with desired accuracy.
    • Machine Integration
    Technical Stage

    We shall look at the steps and the process to ensure that nothing is left out when designing a system for inkjet – how we as a company move from a quote on an inkjet system to the design and final build and what we do to ensure the machine functions the way it should – via simulations and using past experience to ensure success. We will use a few real world examples of the process we used and discuss the risks and how to minimize them.

    • Machine Integration
    Technical Stage

    The journey from blue sky thinking to a fully integrated inkjet product can be a long, costly and challenging experience.

    We’ll discuss how to turn challenging end user requirements into innovative real world inkjet solutions, through co-collaborative development processes.

    • Metrology
    Technical Stage

    Metrology technologies, often underestimated, are at the core of a successful implementation of print technologies into the manufacturing process.

    • Metrology
    Technical Stage
    Only the paranoide survive (Andy Grove- Intel) - One of the challenges of industrial digital printing is to recognize strategic turning points in digitalization and lead them to success with the right tools. What contribution can defect and color inspection make to the challenges of increasingly complex technologies, smaller batch sizes, greater automation, reduced personnel deployment and greater cost pressure? Industrial digital printing is in this area of conflict. The lecture will show solutions to monitor the process comprehensively in order to be able to initiate the right corrective actions in time.
    • Metrology
    Technical Stage
    3D-look-and-feel is gaining ground in the reproduction of surfaces in inkjet printing markets. To clarify some semantics of 3-dimensionality, the presentation will begin with explaining the two ways the human brain perceives 3-dimensionality: Spatial and Plasticity Perception. The principle of Plasticity Perception is relevant for the facsimile or enhanced reproduction of haptic 3D-stuctures and effects in the surface industry. Modern hybrid scanning technology allows for two separate scan procedures; namely a 3D-surface structure (shape) scan and a color scan from samples such as wood grain, fabrics, textiles, stones, leathers, paintings, haptic tiles, structured wallpapers and foils, bulk materials and other natural and artificial haptic surfaces. Consequently, generating such separate 3D-data and color-data files of the original scan samples, allows separate editing and manipulation of the surface plasticity (3D-editor) and color (classic color correction). The 3D-data is used for reproducing Real Plasticity of haptic surfaces by embossing or with digital layer inkjets. With a unique algorithmic process the same 3D-data can be super-imposed and combined with the matching color data to produce facsimile Virtual Plasticity of the sample in 2D-print (patented 6to5 – process). The ability to edit 3-dimensionality and colour separately opens up an exciting and unprecedented range of creative tools to treat or enhance the input data for new effects in output possibilities, like changing plasticity while sustaining color or vice versa, or even overlaying or adding haptic structures, etc. Advanced 3D-editors also offer the functionality of choosing different degrees of haptic enhancements for varying surface frequencies. Both printing technologies can combine the real plasticity of the 3D-haptic structure with virtual plasticity in 2D by printing the 6to5-color layer instead of the initially scanned color data.
    • Metrology
    Technical Stage
    This presentation is about an innovative automatic and optical inspection / measurement
    solution. Besides the system engineering its application specific software for image analysis,
    programming and operation as well as the implementation within the given manufacturing
    and production processes will be explained. Available contributions to objective
    documentation, quality assurance, process development and traceability are completing the
    presentation.
    • Metrology
    Technical Stage

    Ink jet fluid rheology is one of the key parameters that affect the whole ink jet process and can interact with other parameters in a complex way.  Any minor changes in the ink components or batch variations of formulation can drastically change complex rheology.  This affects fluid flow dynamics in the printhead, in-flight jetting and break-up behaviour. 

    Significant research has been carried out in developing novel rheological tools to characterise inks especially at (i) high frequency to mimic printhead in-channel conditions during waveform actuation, (ii) high shear rates to mimic nozzle conditions during jetting and (iii) extensional mode to mimic in-flight conditions.  This understanding has helped to formulate reliable ink to match printhead dynamic properties requirements and speed up waveform development.

    We will present novel rheological tools capable of quantifying complex rheology of inkjet at relevant jetting timescale and geometry and their subsequent effect on the jetting behaviour.  We will present real case examples where such tools have been incorporated in (i) development and quality control of inks to differentiate between apparently identical inks but that resulted in different jetting behaviour and (ii) recommendation of optimum jetting temperature, print frequency and waveform conditions.

    • Metrology
    Technical Stage

    The advent of high speed, wide format, high resolution, single pass inkjet printing on both continuous web and sheets creates a promising future for digital printing to finally penetrate mainstream production in some print market segments, such as Labels, Packaging, Corrugated Cartons and Textile. This combination of printing press attributes creates a challenge for scientists and engineers in all related fields of the art, whether in machine design and structure, consumables or deposition of ink on substrate. The width and speed of the substrate make it impractical for an individual to monitor the quality of print output, while the massive quantity of inkjet nozzles and other complexities involved create a high statistical probability of frequent print defects. A computerized inline 100% Inspection and Measurement solution is thus essential to ensure good print output.
    During manufacturing, daily operation and maintenance operations, such a solution continuously scans the entire print output, automatically detecting malfunctions, taking measurements, and providing specific and precise feedback to press and operators. These can be applied both in manufacturing & maintenance to tune and align the ink jet heads, and during print production to fix image defects in real time.
    This presentation will present the applicable requirements and solutions for this new generation of printing presses.

    • Metrology
    Technical Stage
    • Software
    Technical Stage

    From design to production: software possibilities in the industrial inkjet workflow.

    • Software
    Technical Stage

    The tasks of color management and print data creation task can become mission critical in many printing processes.

    Industrial printing workflows that take advantage of digital color printing are creating new opportunities and new challenges in order to specify and produce quality consistent output. Standardizing each process step is  a necessary step  on the journey towards an automated manufacturing flow over the entire production chain which at its reach provides efficiency profits that define the duration until the return of the investment.

    The speaker will highlight several use cases and requirements from a range of decorative and packaging applications and suggest solution approaches.

    • Software
    Technical Stage

    In this talk I will give a short summery of the different aspects of the anydrop technology and how to use it for highspeed high quality printing at low physical resolutions.

    Anydrop makes use of standard existing piezo printheads, driving them differently to create almost any desired drop size and drop speed from any nozzle diameters.

    Higher fire frequencies, up to 255 grey levels in a single pass and reduced needs for color management, machine design and workflow as different approach to fulfill the needs for industrial inkjet machines.

Applications Stage
    • Packaging & Labelling
    Applications Stage

    Packaging and label printing is a key growth market. These sessions present smart print solutions helping businesses with custom-print, small-batch production, delicate or curved surfaces, haptic and optical effects, and other specific requirements for warehouse, retail and logistics.

    • Packaging & Labelling
    Applications Stage
    • Packaging & Labelling
    Applications Stage
    • Surface Finishing
    Applications Stage
    From decorative coatings for flooring, wood and furniture to smoothing the surface of a 3D-printed object: These sessions are all about surface finishing technology that help achieve the desired look and feel of products whilst enhancing impact resistance.
    • Surface Finishing
    Applications Stage

    Agfa and UNILIN have jointly developed specialized ink-primer sets that enable roll-to-roll digital printing for decorative surfaces like laminate flooring and furniture. This quantum leap in decor paper production technology is powered by dedicated mono- and dual-layer primers from UNILIN, combined with perfectly matched inks from Agfa. This ideal combination of water based primer and inks delivers a wide color gamut with amazing print quality, while also lowering ink consumption. With target pricing significantly below current standards, these digitally printed ink-primer sets will for the first time in history compete head-to-head with high-volume analogue printing.

    The high speed and cost efficiency of roll-to-roll digital printing offer huge incentives for the established décor printers as well as for in-house decor paper production by flooring and furniture manufacturers. Print-on-demand design flexibility increases agility in reacting to market needs and also minimizes unprofitable stock levels. Integration within existing manufacturing facilities is easy – this innovative technology is fully compatible with conventional processing (impregnation, pressing, cutting & milling).

    Marc Graindourze (Agfa) and Jasmine Geerinckx (UNILIN) explain the properties of their new ink-primer sets and how the roll-to-roll digital printing of decor paper heralds exciting and disruptive change in the flooring and furniture manufacturing industries.

    • Surface Finishing
    Applications Stage
    New Industrial Applications for Wood and Packaging: the new recirculation printheads has open a new world of industrial applications that allows to inkjet technology expand to manufacturing market, not only printing.
    • Surface Finishing
    Applications Stage
    The technology is ready! The new generation of machines will improve the existing workflow and create new possibilities. Lets look to the requirements, expectations and needs of the customers
    • Innovative Applications
    Applications Stage

    Recent technological discoveries and developments showing the true potential of printing technology in manufacturing: From photonic printing to new jettable materials and powerful curing solutions, these real-world applications set new standards for future production processes.

    • Innovative Applications
    Applications Stage
    • Innovative Applications
    Applications Stage

    UV LED technology enables us much more than successfully replacing the mercury lamp solutions, and therefore gaining reduced operational costs through longer lifetime, reduced electrical consumption, higher reliability and reduced heating of substrates.

    The OmniCure® LED technology being able to control each sub segment individually enables very precise UV curing solution, enhancing the field of its application. Furthermore it is discussed how UV LED overcome the limitations shown by today commercially available wavelengths. Post exposure to 278nm UV LEDs is an attractive solution that is investigated in greater depth to explore irradiance, dose and wavelength requirements for industrial curing solutions.

    • Innovative Applications
    Applications Stage
    There is an old saying: It is not always necessary to reinvent the wheel. Existing requirements and needs combined with modern technology – that is what Mimaki stands for. We present you how you can set your creativity in motion and the possibilities you can achieve with digital printing.
    • Security Printing
    Applications Stage
    This session focuses on printing solutions and techniques to prevent counterfeiting, theft and piracy, including fully integrated personalisation methods for extremely high security levels.
    • Security Printing
    Applications Stage

    In November 2010, Germany launched the electronic ID card. This also marked the onset of the Innosec®Fusion personalisation method – a digital printing technology that incorporates polycarbonate-based inks into polycarbonate card bodies. The aim of this development was to meet the requirements of a fully integrated coloured personalisation method with the highest security level. To achieve this, Bundesdruckerei developed a special ink that contains the high molecular polymer itself. The presentation will give a short impression of the challenges this technology offers.

    • From Machine Integration to Implementation
    Applications Stage

    Series of case studies describing successful implementation projects involving print technology in various industrial sectors, including requirements and steps to achieving a stable production and printing process.

    • From Machine Integration to Implementation
    Applications Stage

    Description of the development and the steps to achieve a stable process.
    Description of the digital printing machine for hollow glass containers.
    New market trends and opportunities offered by this process.

    • From Machine Integration to Implementation
    Applications Stage

    In the near future, the conventional way of applying solder resist in purely subtractive processes for printed circuit boards will be replaced by the technology of a digital, functional 3D surface applied in fully additive technology. This presentation shows the approach for the gradual digitalization of printed circuit board production and its processes.

    An example of this is the new process of digital additive technology for solder resists, which makes it possible to implement customer wishes and special technological requirements. Up so far, this process is the first and only technology in the industry to offer the possibility of applying several layers of a dielectric directly, partially defined, specifically designed and with high precision. This enables an previously unseen degree of freedom in three-dimensional design.

    On the other hand, the quality of soldering can be improved: instead of coating the entire surface with solder resist (including drill holes) and removing it at the desired locations (pads, vias, etc.), material is now only applied at the required locations in the layout. This eliminates organic impurities, as soldermask is only applied where it is needed.

    On the whole, this presentation shows a revolutionary technology with the potential for a new, digital and three-dimensional technology level for printed circuit boards.
    • From Machine Integration to Implementation
    Applications Stage

    This talk will cover the technologies Inca has developed over the last 20 years to integrate inkjet technology into industrial printers.

    Will we cover the requirements and implementation of motion systems, electronics, ink systems, print head alignment and printer calibration.


 

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