29 Jan 2024
29.01.2024 – 01.02.2024 HEIA-FR, Boulevard de Pérolles 80, 1700 Fribourg

Advanced Inkjet Technology Conference 2024

School of Engineering and Architecture of Fribourg iPrint

CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

Many inkjet applications have been tried, with some successes and many failures. As inkjet technology expands toward further horizons, new challenges—as well as opportunities—arise. Advancing inkjet technology is essential to furthering the expansion of inkjet applications, which in turn is vital to both economic and environmental sustainability.

The aim of this conference is to bring together R&D industry specialists, academic researchers, equipment and material suppliers, and end users to exchange, co-create, and shape the future of inkjet technology.

The focus is first and foremost the research and developments that contribute to the advancement of the technology, from academic research to industrial success stories.

Thanks to their worldwide industrial and academic networks, the iPrint institute and IS&T are perfectly positioned to serve as a catalyzer for creating a community around this topic and transforming this conference into an international “must be” event. The success of the IS&T 2022 Advances in Printing Technology session “Innovative Technology for Digital Printing,” held at iPrint in October 2022, combined with IS&T’s nearly 40-year history of creating a place for the printing community to meet and gain access to the latest printing technology developments, have paved the way for this new endeavor.

Networking spaces with inkjet professionals and side activities before and after the conference will further enrich the attendees experience in Switzerland in January 2024.

The conference is planned as an in-person event, and we expect presenters to attend in person, assuming it is possible and safe for them to do so. Should this not be the case, we will allow for remote attendance on a case-by­-case basis.

Programm/Ablauf

PROGRAM TOPICS

We encourage authors to submit the abstracts for talks on all aspects of inkjet, particularly in the following domains:

  • Fundamentals: Inks, Fluid dynamics, Surface science
  • Technologies: Microfabrication, Actuation method, Fluid control, Printing, Quality control, Pre- and post-treatment, Patents
  • Processes: Graphic, bio-med, and food printing, Printed electronics, Additive manufacturing, Other domains
  • Standards, regulation, and evaluation: Tools, Methods
  • Industry: Industrialization success stories, Trends and market analysis

29 January
13:00 -   17:30 Technical program, Exhibitor profiles, Exhibits, Networking time

30 January
9:00 - 18:00 Technical program, Exhibitor profiles, Poster Session, Exhibits, Breaks, Group Lunch
18:00 - 22:30  Conference Dinner

31 January
9:00 - 12:30  Technical program, Exhibitor profiles, Exhibits, Breaks, Group Lunch
14:00 - 17:30  Exhibitor Equipment Demonstrations: Conference exhibitors provide live demonstrations of and answer questions about their equipment. Takes place at iPrint facilities and may or may not be combined with the iPrint Tour.
14:00 - 15:00  Optional iPrint Tour: Upon signature of an NDA, participants may visit the iPrint laboratories to discover the world of cutting-edge inkjet research.

1 February
8:30 - 17:30   Optional 1-day Advanced Inkjet Printing Workshop (additional fee required)