All courses are offered on Monday, February 29, 2016. The topics are:
• Introducing Printed Electronics - All of the basics and more! (9:00 a.m. – noon): Attendees will learn about the foundations of printed electronics from professional instructors from Cal Poly University. This survey course will be delivered in an easy to comprehend manner, focusing on information important to those new to printed electronics, including: an Introduction to market segments; an overview of manufacturing strategies; survey of technologies used for producing PEs; and - how a company transitions to become a functional printer.
• Readiness Levels and Manufacturing Readiness Levels (9:00 a.m. – noon): This course will prepare participants to perform a detailed TRL and MRL assessments of emerging technologies to enhance and accelerate transition to prototypes and products. Taught by experts in the field from the Air Force Research Labs, this course greatly benefit those looking to do business with NextFlex, NBMC or other government-sponsored research organization.
• Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE) (1:00-4:00 p.m.): The course will review the three main approaches to FHE: chip-on-flex, micron scale thin-film devices on flex, and sub-micron scale self-assembled/imprinted device based coatings on flex. Instructors from Binghamton University, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and GE Global Research will provide a comprehensive overview of approaches, successes and trending developments in manufacturing methods for FHE.
• Fusion of Fashion and Function: Textiles as a Platform for Flexible Electronics (1:00-4:00 p.m.): Dr. Sundaresan Jayaraman, from the Georgia Institute of Technology Textiles, will discuss the role of textiles as a meta-wearable--a flexible information infrastructure that can be used in a variety of applications for personalized mobile information processing from healthcare to public safety and entertainment. Learn the fundamentals of textile structures and manufacturing processes, including an overview of the state-of-the-art in flexible textile-based wearable systems.
3D Printing on Plastics – Developments & Trends (1:00-4:00 p.m., includes a post-course reception from 4:00-5:00 p.m.): This workshop includes a constructive evaluation of alternative 3D printing technologies including stereolithography, selective laser sintering, fused deposition modeling, and polyjet modeling. Each technology is considered from an application engineering perspective with an assessment of print resolutions, tolerances, print rates, and costs for state of the art performance. The workshop and reception are sponsored and presented by the University of Massachusetts, with staff from both Lowell and Amherst campuses.