Training Program: November 27-29, 2017

3-Day Hands on Start-up Training for Printable and Flexible Electronics Fall 2017 Montreal

Get hands-on learning in the fundamentals of printable, flexible electronics

Are you new to printable and flexible electronics? Do you want to learn about the fundamentals? Do you want to start new product development? Do you need to provide manufacturing services?

intelliFLEX offers a three-day Training Course in partnership with the Printability and Graphic Communications Institute (ICI) and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC).

intelliFLEX Members gain exclusive access to the resources and expertise critical to developing and bringing to market new products and applications enabled with printable, flexible and hybrid electronics (FHE).

“I really enjoyed learning from the masters and value their insights. I would love to find a way to collaborate on future projects.”

— Jose Lara

Through this Training Course, participants receive high-value, hands-on learning about the design, processes and materials for new product development. This training is a must-have starting point for those who want to get started with FHE and learn the fundamentals.

Consider our Training Program if you fit the following criteria:

  • Want to learn how to design value-added features and new applications using FHE
  • Need to know what is available/feasible in sub-components, substrates, inks, manufacturing processes and resources to create new products, features and applications
  • Work in a related field and need to fast track to have the knowledge to develop in FHE
  • Don’t currently use FHE in your products or manufacturing processes, but would like to do so

Are you our target audience?

  • Individuals with product companies, contract manufacturers, R&D organizations or technology development companies interested in new applications on a systems level (applications engineering) versus developing sub-components (R&D)
  • Engineers and scientists in various vertical industry segments such as packaging, building automation, consumer products, automotive, and aerospace and defence
  • Designers and new product developers involved in creating new value-added features or new products

The Theory

  • Introduction to printable electronics
  • Existing capabilities and methods: options, advantages, disadvantages, limitations
  • Typical system components, existing sub-components (e.g. batteries, sensors, displays, logic circuits, antennas, software) and applications
  • Engineering design considerations
  • Manufacturing considerations and conclusions

“Good choice of instructors. The printing technologists and scientists were very approachable and willing to answer questions. This was a wide-ranging and intensive course with a very good balance of practical applications and lectures. The fast pace change in this field makes it valuable for people working in R&D to have this type of overview of the state of the art.”
— Walt Sacuta


“I learned many valuable lessons and applications considering that I don’t have a background in the subject matter. The trainers were experts and conveyed their lectures very well.”
— Jeziel Vidad

The Practice

1. Ink formulation and proofing

You will formulate a printable conductive carbon ink for flexography from carbon slurry:

  • Complement formulation
  • Dilution for viscosity adjustment and characterization
  • Proofing to estimate the resistance of the ink as a function of the formulation parameters

Formulating inks will provide participants with practical and theoretical knowledge on the characteristics of ink components and how this influences final printability.

2. Design consideration and prepress

You will produce the files required to create image plates for flexography, screen-printing and gravure. Participants will learn the file requirements and specifics that apply, depending on the printing process and desired application.

3. Multilayer printing

You will participate in the printing of an electroluminescent sample on different substrates (e.g. paper, cardboard, films). This will be done using a flatbed screen printer, to compare what affect the choice of substrate has on a specific application, and to experiment with the challenge of manufacturing a structure with multiple functional layers.

4. Hybrid press

You will print inks for gravure and screen printing on film and paper, using one or many printing technologies.

In Collaboration with:

Printability and Graphic Communications Institute (ICI)
National Research Council of Canada (NRC)

Course Details

  • Courses are three days long. Currently booking for Fall 2017: Nov. 27-29.
  • Courses take place at ICI: 999 Emile-journault Avenue East, Montreal, Quebec H2M 2E2
  • Registration Fees:
    • CDN$2,150 per person
    • CDN$1,950 per person for intelliFLEX industrial Members
    • CDN$1,450 per person for academics
  • Courses are available in English.
  • Standard enrolment is two teams of five participants for each course.
  • Custom corporate training and corporate training packages are available on other dates.
  • For more information, or to register, please contact ICI at or call 1-514-389-5061

About Us

intelliFLEX, a not-for-profit industry alliance, is a vital partner for accelerating the growth of the printable, flexible and hybrid electronics sector of more than 300 organizations across Canada. Our technologies add intelligence and connect ordinary objects to enable the Internet of Everything.

We unite our growing global membership to build an effective ecosystem of supply chains for flexible, 3D printable electronics, 2D large area printable electronics, wearable electronics, smart textiles and hybrid electronics including related semiconductors, integrated circuits and software.

Our programs accelerate the adoption of these innovations for Smart Packaging and Retail, Intelligent Buildings and Connected Homes, Aerospace and Defence, Automotive and Industrial Applications, Health and Wellness, Intelligent Documents and Wearables.

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