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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
    • 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
    • Printhead Technology
    Technical Stage
    • 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
    • Inkjet & Robotics
    Technical Stage
    • 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
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

    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.

    • Research & Market Trends
    Applications Stage
    • Research & Market Trends
    Applications Stage
    Reaching beyond ink into the broader domain of jettable fluids exposes the true potential of industrial inkjet.
    • 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
    • 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
    • Processing Technologies
    Technical Stage
    • Processing Technologies
    Technical Stage
    • Processing Technologies
    Technical Stage
    • Processing Technologies
    Technical Stage
    • 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
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

    The talks 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. The first part of the talk will give an overview on changed demands by a transformation from research to production; form Lab to Fab. The second part will focus on the Sensor Occlusense® as a case example and its way from research to production.

    • Printed Electronics
    Applications Stage
    • 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
    • Printed Electronics
    Applications Stage
    • 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
    • 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
    • 3D-Printing
    Applications Stage
    • 3D-Printing
    Applications Stage
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
    • Machine Integration
    Technical Stage
    • Machine Integration
    Technical Stage
    • Machine Integration
    Technical Stage
    • 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
    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
    • Metrology
    Technical Stage
    • 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.

Applications Stage
    • Case Studies & Successful Implementations
    Applications Stage

    In this session, case studies of successful implementations of print technology in various industrial application areas are presented, including labels, packaging and security printing.

    • Case Studies & Successful Implementations
    Applications Stage
    • Case Studies & Successful Implementations
    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.

    • Case Studies & Successful Implementations
    Applications Stage
    • Case Studies & Successful Implementations
    Applications Stage
    • Case Studies & Successful Implementations
    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.
    • Case Studies & Successful Implementations
    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.

    • Case Studies & Successful Implementations
    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
    • Case Studies & Successful Implementations
    Applications Stage
    • Case Studies & Successful Implementations
    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.


 

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