What substrate are you printing on? Flexible, stretchable polymer substrates/materials
September 27, 2016
10am Pacific / 1pm Eastern
FREE for NextFlex Members + Government
This Flexinar will introduce you to polymer materials. Learn about the different characteristics of the structure, including thermal and mechanical behaviors, durability, and how processing affects them. Also covered are techniques to improve substrate printability. Join this 60-minute Flexinar to learn how to make a more informed decision on the polymer substrate selection for your application combined with the associated ink and printing processes.
Professor Joey L. Mead
Dr. Joey L. Mead recieved her S.B. in chemistry from MIT (1981) and her Ph.D. in Polymers from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering from MIT (1986). She worked for over 10 years as a Materials Engineer for the Army Research Laboratory in Watertown, MA,a and is currently the David and Frances Pernick Nanotechnology Professor in the Department of Plastics Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, Co-Director of the Nanomanufacturing Center at UMass Lowell, and the Deputy Director of the NSF Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing. Her research interests include nanomanufacturing of polymeric materials, structure-properties of polymers, elastomers, and thermoplastic elastomers. She has over 50 peer-reviewed publications and 10 book chapters.
Professor Carol Forance Barry
Dr. Carol Forance Barry received her B.S., in chemistry from Boston College and D.Eng. from University of Massachusetts Lowell. She is currently a professor in the Department of Plastics Engineering at University of Massachusetts Lowell, Co-Director for Nanomanufacturing Center of Excellence, and Associate Director for the NSF Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing. Her research interests include plastics processing, including extrusion, injection molding, and novel processing techniques; nanomanufacturing with polymers; and 3D printing.