Day 2:25 pm
The 2013 SGIA Printed Electronics & Membrane Switch Symposium serves as an industry gathering point for printed electronics and membrane switch professionals looking for the latest technology updates and new innovations from leaders in the industry. This year, LasX is pleased to have been selected to present during the two-day symposium. On October 23 at 1:00 p.m. Dean Laird, LasX Precision Converting Manager, will join industry colleagues to present Finishing with Cutting Technologies.
Finishing with Cutting Technologies
Manufacturers of printed electronic components face numerous challenges throughout the development and production phases. As the demands for shorter lead times and smaller quantity runs increases, so too does the need for a more cost-effective, versatile manufacturing solution. Added challenges include the need to achieve complicated geometries as well as obstacle of tackling difficult to process adhesives and substrates. These issues require new approaches to address the difficult jobs that are problematic for traditional die cutting.
Digital laser processing has emerged as a more flexible, efficient method of production for a wide variety of electronic components by eliminating the cost and downtime associated with metal tooling, machine setup, and design alterations. This session will cover the ways in which innovative laser technology is changing the way manufacturers fabricate accurate, functional electronic components.
Key takeaways include:
• Advantages of using laser processing over conventional die cutting and the ways in which it solves production challenges such as difficult to process materials.
• How digital technology influences the development and production of prototype components, shortening a product’s time to market.
• Ways in which lasers can provide benefits using multiple process manufacturing, including the ability to cut, kiss-cut, and perforate in a single production step.
About the SGIA Printed Electronics & Membrane Switch Symposium
The symposium programming is made up of high-level presentations from expert speakers focused on best practices, market trends, current technologies and future opportunities for a wide range of vertical markets and applications, including:
• Better Methods of Screen Printing
• ASTM & IPC Standards
• Surface Mount Technology (SMT)
• Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
• Light Guide Panels (LGP’s)
• Mesh Selection & Stencil Preparation
• Inks for Decorative and Functional Uses
• Finishing with Cutting Technologies
• Finishing with Dimensional Forming
This event is ideal for engineers, technical leaders, and industry suppliers/manufacturers who wish to learn about cutting-edge technology developments and advanced production methods impacting the printed electronics and membrane switch manufacturing processes. Click here to see the full schedule of events.
We hope to see you in Orlando!