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WORKSHOP: Scalable Manufacturing Methods for Flexible Hybrid Electronics


Life Sciences Laboratory, University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Advanced Manufacturing Approaches and Platforms for Accelerating the Commercialization of FHE Devices and Systems

This workshop will address topics related to scalable manufacturing of flexible hybrid electronics — paradigms that may apply from prototype to low volume to high volume production. Particular focus will be given to emerging capabilities in print and roll-to-roll manufacturing, and ecosystem-wide discussions of existing progress and challenges for functional materials, devices, and systems. In addition to general challenges, a look at new devices and application-specific manufacturing requirements will be explored. Processes that benefit from continuous coating, patterning and integration strategies will be discussed, along with challenges and opportunities associated with future process-flows for scaled-up manufacturing. Potential benefits of optimized design, improved reliability, more effective modes of operation, and iterative human testing will also be discussed.

Topics

  • FHE Applications: Wearables, IoT, and Asset Monitoring
  • FHE Manufacturing: Scalable Printing and Integration
  • FHE Processing: Roll to Roll

Preliminary Agenda

Tuesday, October 16

1:00pm to 5:00pm TOURS UMass Amherst Life Sciences Lab

Pre-workshop tours of the Life Sciences Lab to include the following facilities:

5:30pm to 8:30pm WELCOME RECEPTION Courtyard Marriott, Hadley, MA

Mingle with FHE manufacturers, designers, and developers and prepare for discussions that will take place during the workshop.

Wednesday, October 17

8:00am to 5:40pm WORKSHOP GENERAL SESSION UMass Amherst Life Sciences Lab Room S330-340

8:00am REGISTRATION and BREAKFAST Room S320

8:30am INTRODUCTION and WELCOME RoomS330-S340

“Introduction to Scalable Manufacturing Methods for Flexible Hybrid Electronics” NextFlex

“Welcome to UMass Amherst” UMass Amherst

8:40am SESSION I: FHE APPLICATIONS AND PRODUCTS-WEARABLE AND HUMAN HEALTH MONITORING

“Introduction to Session I” Air Force Research Laboratory

“Soft Wearable Systems with Physiological Monitoring and Biochemical Sensing Capabilities”Epicore Biosystems

“Towards Conformal/Stretchable Sensor Systems for Continuous Monitoring of Tissue Hypoxia”Profusa and North Carolina State University

“Manufacturing of disposable wearable patient monitoring devices” General Electric

10:20am SESSION II: FHE APPLICATIONS AND PRODUCTS-IOT AND ASSET MONITORING

“Introduction to Session II” NextFlex

“FHE Based Designs and Fabrications for Intelligent Assets” United Technologies Research Center

US Army ARDEC

NextFlex

11:30am LUNCH AND KEYNOTE

“The Tech Holy Grail for Exercise in the Heat – Safety/Performance Relevance for the Warfighter, Laborer and Athlete”University of Connecticut

12:50pm SESSION III: INTEGRATION AND PROCESS SCALE-UP, PART ONE

“Introduction to Session III” NextFlex

“A New Roll-to-Roll Manufacturing Line to Produce Multifunctional Films for Ultrasensitive Sensors” Purdue University

“Progress Toward a Self-Aligned, Roll-to-Roll Manufacturing Process for Printed Circuitry” University of Minnesota

“The requirements and challenges of large scale manufacturing of flexible hybrid electronics and their applications” Molex

“Manufacturer’s Influence in Technology Success” FLEXcon, Inc.

2:50pm SESSION IV: INTEGRATION AND PROCESS SCALE-UP, PART TWO

“Introduction to Session IV” UMass Amherst

“Printing fine lines from NIL to Gravure with Lessons from the Gravure Association of America” Carpe Diem Technologies

“High Throughput Printed Electronics Application Challenges, a Printer/Converter Contract Manufacturer Perspective” Tapecon

“Strengths, Weaknesses and Opportunities for Scalable Printing of Energy Devices” University of Washington

“Addressing Integration Density and Materials Challenges for Roll-to-Roll Fabrication of Intelligent Devices” UMass Amherst

4:20pm SESSION V: PANEL – CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN SCALE-UP: FROM MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT TO PROCESS INTEGRATION

Moderator, NextFlex

Panelist, FUJIFILM Dimatix

Panelist, NovaCentrix

Panelist, Flex

Panelist, Butler Technologies

Eastman Chemical Company

5:40pm to 7:30pm NETWORKING RECEPTION and POSTER SESSION Room S320

Network with attendees and participate in the poster session where students and NextFlex members show off their latest FHE projects.

Thursday, October 18

8:00am to 12:00pm BREAKOUT SESSION* UMass Amherst Life Sciences Lab Rooms S330, S340

*Restricted to NextFlex Observer-Level members and above.

The workshop concludes with facilitated breakout discussions for NextFlex members based on the topics below that will generate actionable tasks giving attendees a chance to influence upcoming funded project calls.

8:00am REGISTRATION and BREAKFAST Room S320

8:30am ORIENTATION and KEYNOTE RoomS330-S340

“Breakout Orientation” NextFlex

KEYNOTE “Monolithically-Integrated Wearable Electronics” UMass Amherst

9:00am BREAKOUTS Room S330-S340

  • FHE Applications: Wearable and Human Health Monitoring Room s330
  • FHE Applications: IoT and Asset Monitoring in Room S340

12:00PM END

Who Should Attend

  • Print and R2R Manufacturers
  • Flexible Electronic Device Developers
  • Wearable & Medical Device Developers, Healthcare Professionals
  • Smart Textile Designers
  • FHE Technology Innovators who are interested in connecting with potential government customers and OEMs
  • Manufacturers of R2R and other high-throughput tools

Hotel

Hotels located within the vicinity of the workshop include:

Fees

Early Bird Regular On-Site
Member $ 190 $ 245 $ 265
Non-Member $ 300 $ 370 $ 390
Government* $ 0** $ 0** $ 0**
Schedule (8/17/18-9/14/18) (9/15/18-10/15/18) (10/16/18-10/18/18)

*Must register using .mil or .gov email address. No exceptions.

**Government participants can give a cash contribution for each reception and meal. The suggested amounts will be included in your confirmation email.

 

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Cant view the registration form? Click the “Register” button above or please contact Laura Castellano at 408-797-2247 to register.

 

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