AFIP 2019

27 Mar-28 Mar 2019
Düsseldorf, Germany
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A record number of technology suppliers, technology users and research institutes will attend the Advanced Functional and Industrial Printing conference which returns on 27-28th March 2019 to Radisson Blu Scandinavia in Düsseldorf.

25 presentations to provide new inspirations for print in production at AFIP 2019. The event offers a particularly broad approach to printing methods which serve the production processes of today and near future. By many considered as the key contribution to their technology roadmap, the conference continues to unite representatives of various market sectors. Next to major hardware, software and ink providers from the screen printing and digital inkjet world, AFIP features input from technology users, emerging start-ups and academic institutions who want to highlight the latest available solutions and the future direction their research is leading them.
The keynote speakers include Prof. Timothy Claypole from the Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating at the Swansea University and Jesper Hassel, the CEO of the Swedish company Mevia. Prof. Claypole will talk about the recent research in fine line printing of functional inks for automotive applications and Jesper Hassel will show how printing facilitates adherence to medication. Jérôme Mouly will present the dynamic of the inkjet functional printing with market metrics for the next five years, following the findings of the latest Yole Développement study. “Goodbye, membrane keyboard?” is a question addressed by Martin Gehrig from the membrane switch manufacturer Hoffmann+Krippner and Dr Paul Jahnke will explain “Radiopaque 3D printing of patient specific phantoms: An inkjet application for patient safety in radiology.”
Among other speakers and exhibitors are Adphos, Agfa, CST, Elantas, Encres Dubuit, Eptanova, Global Inkjet Systems, Grünig-SignTronic, Industrial Print Solutions, Lambda Technology, Lüscher Technologies, Marabu, Matthews Automation, Meteor Inkjet, Microdrop, Natgraph, OSIF, Proell, PVF, RKS, Saati, Sakurai, Sefar, Seiko Instruments, Sun Chemical, Tiger Coatings and VFP. One of the companies exhibiting and presenting at AFIP, CST GmbH from the nearby Krefeld, invites all attendees for a factory tour in the afternoon of the 26.03.2019.

The ESMA Application Papers are designed to give suppliers, customers and potential new users an insight into some of the main applications and to showcase the capabilities that today’s speciality printing technologies can offer to add value to their product.
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