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September 8, 2021


10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Add to Calendar 2021-09-08 10:00:00 2021-09-08 12:00:00 FlexTech Master Class #8 Materials Virtual, Online, United States America/Los_Angeles public

Virtual, Online,
United States

This course will include the following:

  • Historical perspective & summary of conductive ink classes & filler types
  • Strengths & weaknesses of printed conductor and filler types
  • Understanding the performance criteria of conductive inks
  • Resistance measurement, sheet resistance vs volume resistivity, unit conversion, measuring film thickness and surface roughness
  • Understanding the microstructure of low temperature printable conductors
    • Percolation conductors: silver filled Polymer Thick Film (PTF) inks and isotropic ECAs
    • Sinterable conductors: nanoparticle, metalorganic/particle hybrids, and copper inks
    • Semi-sinterable conductors
  • Test methods for mechanical and environmental reliability 
  • Overview of how printing methods work
    • Methods with a master:  Screen, flexo, gravure, gravure offset
    •  'Digital' or direct write methods for 2D & 3D:   jet based, microdispense, 
  • Conventional, non-equilibrium photonic, chemical, and mechanical methods for curing 
  • Understanding the resolution and sheet resistance limits to AM of circuits 
  • Calculating the cost to achieve a sheet resistance and selecting the appropriate conductor
  • Transparent printable conductors and films

Featured Speakers

Mike Mastropietro
Michael Mastropietro

Flexible Hybrid Master Classes are offered on many topics!  Visit this page for entire list and links to more detailed information on each one.