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RadTech, the trade association for UV and EB curing technology, is announcing a new initiative to advance the development of photopolymer resin-based 3D printing. RadTech will feature a suite of educational activities as part of uv.eb WEST 2015, taking place March 10-11 in Redondo Beach, California.  Conference presentations will include Jason Lopes of Legacy Effects, Brian Adzema from Autodesk, and Dr. Mike Idacavage, PL Industries.  At uv.eb WEST, Dr. Idacavage will also preview his new online 3D printing course, "Basics of UV Curable 3D Printing," that was developed by SUNY ESF, in partnership with RadTech. This course provides an overview of the chemistry and technology behind the UV 3D printing process, and showcases the science enabling technologies such as SLA, DLP and Inkjet printing.

A UV 3D printing committee will also kick-off at the Redondo Beach event, with a focus on technology and education.  In addition, the group will address the development of appropriate and consistent environmental, health and safety documentation as a resource for 3D printing suppliers and users.  “UV cured 3D printed products are often considered the highest quality currently achievable,” says Dr. Idacavage, chair of the new committee.  “In order to make the best use of the capabilities of UV curable 3D printing, it is very important to have a solid understanding of the many factors involved. RadTech through uv.eb WEST and the UV 3D printing committee is positioned to serve as one of the best resources for anyone interested in this technology. ”

Registration for uv.eb WEST 2015 is online now. The exhibition for uv.eb WEST 2015 is sold out and will feature over 40 exhibitors.

Saturday, 17 January 2015 12:29

RadTech Announces New Board Members

The non profit trade Association for UV + EB Technologies, announces its Board of Directors for 2015.  Peter Weissman of Quaker Chemical Corp., assumes the RadTech Presidency, with Lisa Fine of Joules Angstrom UV Printing Inks the new president-elect and Don Duncan of Wikoff Color, immediate past president.  Eileen Weber, RedSpot, is the group’s Secretary; and Paul Elias, Miwon North America, the Treasurer.  “With the continued strong growth of UV and EB, we welcome new Board members to help lead and guide our efforts to support the advancement of the technology,” said Weissman.  “UV+EB are enabling technologies that additionally offer manufacturers higher productivity, energy savings and favorable sustainability profiles when compared to conventional coatings technologies. These advantages are driving use in areas as varied as industrial pipe and tube, 3d printing, consumer packaging, automotive, and aerospace.”

Newly elected RadTech Board members include JoAnn Arceneaux, Allnex USA Inc.; Mark Gordon, INX International Ink Co.; Nikola Juhasz, Sartomer Division, Arkema Group; George McGill, Zeller+Gmelin Corporation; Alexander Polykarpov, AkzoNobel; Jeremy Teachman, Sun Chemical Corporation; and Xiasong Wu, DSM Functional Materials.  Returning Board members include:  Jennifer Heathcote, Phoseon; Beth Rundlett, Katcheco Inc.; Rick Baird, The Boeing Company; Joshua Lensbouer, Mannington Mills; and Aaron Smith, Kimball.

RadTech is chartered to advance the use of energy saving and environmentally responsible ultraviolet and electron beam curing technologies.   With over 700 members worldwide, the group’s next gathering is the uv.eb WEST Conference and Exhibition (http://www.uvebwest.com), March 10-11, Redondo Beach, CA.

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Los Angeles Is Under Attack: Can UV + EB Curing Technology Save the Day?
RadTech has released a short comic to show the potential of UV + EB curing technology and 3D printing. We have created a PDF (http://www.uvebwest.com/comicbook.pdf) copy of the comic book as well as a video (https://vimeo.com/112411020) version. You will find out if our hero defeats the evil villain, Volatile, and rids Los Angeles of pollution.

Learn more about UV and EB curing at uv.eb WEST, (http://www.uvebwest.com) taking place March 10-11, 2015 in Redondo Beach, California. Exhibits are sold out and we are finalizing conference sessions on 3D Printing, UV LED, UV Inkjet, Printing + Packaging, and Industrial Coatings.

uv.eb WEST 2015
March 10-11, 2015
Crowne Plaza - Redondo Beach, California
Website: http://www.uvebwest.com
http://www.uvebwest.com/comicbook.pdf

The University of Iowa has been awarded a grant to work jointly with PCT Engineered Systems, LLC to study electron beam (EB) induced polymerization.  The grant is part of the GOALI program of the National Science Foundation (NSF).  The GOALI (Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with
Industry) program is aimed to synergize industry-university partnerships by making project funds available to industry/university linkages.  The 3-year, $339,900 grant will support research at the University under the direction of Julie Jessop, Associate Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering and member of the I/UCRC Photopolymerization Center.  The I/UCRC is well known for leading edge research on UV initiated polymerization.  This program will expand research to EB technology.

PCT Engineered Systems is a leading supplier of low energy EB Systems.  PCT BroadBeam systems range from laboratory systems to high speed industrial systems up to 130 inches wide.  The GOALI program at PCT will be led by Stephen Lapin, Ph.D., who is the Applications Specialist for the Company.

EB induced polymerization has been used on industrial scale for more than 25 years for the curing of inks, coatings, and adhesives.  The program entitled “EB Polymerization: Advanced Characterization of Curing Processes and Polymer Materials” will take a fundamental look at the technology.  The goal is to expand the understanding of the process and the resulting polymer materials.  This improved understanding will facilitate the use of EB technology to produce improved materials for new applications.

The University of Iowa is located in Iowa City, and  PCT Engineered Systems is located in Davenport, Iowa.  The close proximity of these facilities will allow EB processing of materials at PCT followed by characterization at the University.

On November 15, 2013, in a black tie event held at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, IL, Wikoff Color Corporation’s Don P. Duncan, Ph.D., was inducted into the prestigious Ben Franklin Honor Society of Printing Industries of America. Dr. Duncan was one of 11 industry leaders inducted that evening.

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Monday, 07 July 2014 00:00

UV/EB $2 Million Funding Opportunity

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) invites proposals for projects that develop, demonstrate or commercialize innovative UV/EB technologies, that provide an energy benefit to a manufacturing process in New York State.

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RadTech, the nonprofit for the advancement of UV technologies is sponsoring a unique Additive Manufacturing/3d Printing conference.

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RadTech Phone Number: (240) 497-1242

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