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On Dec 5-6, the Printed Electronics USA conference and exhibition in Santa Clara, CA, will feature "Manufacturing Street" - its first live, multi-technology, printed electronics demonstration. Being part of the exhibition, Manufacturing Street brings together organizations in the supply chain who will demonstrate a number of printing and process steps in interactive sessions throughout the event, printing functional inks.

How to Manufacture Printed Electronics - Live Print Demonstration

Cambridge, MA | Posted on November 20th, 2012

Manufacturing Street provides a unique opportunity to see a combination of processes in one place. Four different types of printing process will be demonstrated - and their setup and use explained - in addition to sintering steps and finished devices.

Highlights of manufacturing Street include:

• Cal Poly demonstrating screen printing set up, registration, passes and finishing.

• Inkjet printing demonstrations provided by Fujifilm Dimatix

• Gravure and flexo proofing demonstrated by Cal Poly and Harper Corporation

• Post-print photonic curing demonstrated by Novacentrix, Gold Sponsor of the event

• Functional printed batteries will be shown by Blue Spark Technologies

• Inkjet printing with in line curing by Ceradrop, working with ArjoWiggins and Adphos

• Presentations from experts covering the hands-on realities of printing electronics.

As the equipment is being set up, used and all the process steps made, experts will talk you through everything that is happening, covering what you need to know about printing electronics - along with all the secrets! This is your ideal opportunity to ask experts your questions regarding the practical aspects of printing and sintering functional inks.

For more information and to register please see www.PrintedElectronicsUSA.com

About California Polytechnic State University

Cal Poly's Graphic Communication Department is a leader in print and graphics education in the US. With more than 60 years preparing talent for the field, Cal Poly State University continues to prepare students for industry as well as research new and innovative solutions for print-centric markets. Beginning in Fall 2013, Cal Poly will offer online graduate courses in Printed Electronics and Functional Imaging. Focusing on printed electronics, active packaging, and security printing, this program will provide working professionals an opportunity to participate in meaningful, instructor lead education preparing them for advanced fields in printing. These courses will focus on printing technologies, manufacturing models, product development, and scaling from "lab to fab". www.grc.calpoly.edu.

About NovaCentrix

NovaCentrix, based in Austin, Texas, is a leader in printed electronics manufacturing technologies. The Company's PulseForge® photonic curing tools sinter functional inks in milliseconds on low-temperature, flexible substrates such as paper and plastic. NovaCentrix's tools process a wide array of metal-based conductive inks, as well as non-metallic and semiconductor inks. NovaCentrix also offers high-performance, economical Metalon® conductive inks which work optimally with PulseForge tools. To learn more, please visit www.novacentrix.com.

About FUJIFILM Dimatix

FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc., the world's leading supplier of drop-on-demand inkjet printheads for industrial applications, is driving a revolution in production technology to support a new generation of products for printing, industrial product decoration and materials deposition. The company's innovative inkjet technology and world-class fabrication techniques enable OEMs, system integrators and manufacturers to build cutting-edge systems and manufacturing processes for high-performance, precision printing of traditional inks and deposition of functional fluids on all types of surfaces, including flexible substrates.

A wholly owned subsidiary of FUJIFILM Corporation, FUJIFILM Dimatix is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and maintains U.S. product development and manufacturing operations in California and New Hampshire. The company sells and supports its products worldwide through offices in the United States, Europe, Japan, Korea, China and Taiwan. For more information, visit www.dimatix.com

About Blue Spark Technologies

Blue Spark Technologies, Inc. is the leader in developing flexible, printed, "green," proprietary power source solutions for battery-powered printed electronic systems. The company was founded as Thin Battery Technologies in 2002 with patented technology and technical leadership from Energizer (Eveready Battery Company). Blue Spark customers include manufacturers, product designers, and integrators across multiple industries including: interactive packaging, RFID, pharmaceutical, powered smart cards, and novelty items. Users of products powered by Blue Spark batteries enjoy increased efficiency, greater convenience and portability, improved safety, lower manufacturing and assembly costs, higher profit margins, and greater environmental responsibility. For more information, visit www.bluesparktechnologies.com or call +1 440 249 5400.
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About Ceradrop

CERADROP is an InkJet Printers manufacturer specialized in Printed Electronics. Its CeraPrinter Series models present new opportunities for feasibility study and the launch of new products onto the Printed Electronics market.

Based on its bottom-up approach, CERADROP offers InkJet Printing Equipment, which adapts to electronic materials to be applied as well as to complex components design to be printed in the fields such as organic photovoltaic (OPV), OLED lightning, smart cards, antennas, intelligent systems...etc... This enables to the users to envisage new applications without historical constraints related to traditional graphical approach (traditional software, fixed printing resolution, limited accuracy, non-adapted control tools for Printed Electronics).

The main advantage of CERADROP offer based on its high quality advanced technics (the best printing resolution of the market, embedded drying and control systems), extreme versatility (for a large number of printheads, software package dedicated to Printed Electronics from R&D to industrial manufacturing) and tailored customers support (process engineers team dedicated to our customers for acceleration of their development projects).

For more information, visit www.ceradrop.fr

About Adphos North America, Inc

Adphos North America, Inc. develops adphosNIR® (Near InfraRed) technologies for applications including Printed Electronics, Ultra-High Speed Inkjet and Accelerated Drying and Curing of Inks, Paints and Coatings. Benefits of adphosNIR® include:

• Higher Productivity by sintering nano-inks in a fraction of the time without affecting the substrate.

• Lower Investment Cost over other "low temperature curing" technologies.

• Modular and Compact product designs.

Adphos North America's sales and service organization is headquartered in Brookfield, WI. Adphos is equipped to serve on an international level with offices throughout Europe, North America and Asia.
www.adphosna.com

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About IDTechEx
Printed Electronics USA is the World's largest event on printed electronics and related technologies. It covers the opportunities of the technology, with presentations from end users. The tradeshow features over 115 exhibiting companies. It is part of the global series of events including Printed Electronics Europe and Asia. See www.PrintedElectronicsUSA.com for more details. The event is hosted by IDTechEx.

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