IPC E-Textiles Exchange Update

November 2020 Issue

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November 2020


Welcome to the first edition of IPC E-Textiles Exchange Update, a monthly communication from IPC to announce the latest videos posted to IPC E-Textiles Exchange, a free and open online community for the e-textiles industry to learn and engage. Each month, IPC will post new video presentations and Deeper Dive discussions with subject matter experts from around the world. The site also includes a discussion board for you to interact with others in the IPC E-Textiles Exchange community.

The Exchange is a community created for the e-textiles industry by the e-textiles industry.” IPC President and CEO John Mitchell introduces IPC E-Textiles Exchange in this first video, providing details on how IPC supports the textiles and electronics industries.

How Do I Join The IPC E-Textiles Exchange?

  1. Go to https://training.ipc.org/product/e-textiles-exchange.
    You will need to log into your IPC account (same as IPC Works). If you do not have an IPC account, please select the “register” button at the top of the page, fill out the form, confirm your email address, then go back to https://training.ipc.org/product/e-textiles-exchange.
  2. Click the “Add to Cart” button for E-Textiles Exchange.
  3. Select “Shopping Cart” on the top of your screen. IPC E-Textiles Exchange is free, but you need to complete the checkout process.
  4. Once you have completed your order, an Order Received message will appear on the screen. The same message will be emailed to you. From this message you access your enrollment page.
  5. Select the “Enroll” button next to the voucher you would like to utilize (IPC E-Textiles Exchange).  
  6. Enter your First Name, Last Name, and Email address to enroll yourself.
  7. You will receive an enrollment email with information on creating your account profile and accessing the IPC E-Textiles Exchange under My Courses.

Existing users can click on any of the video links below to access the site.

IPC E-Textiles Exchange is open to everyone, so please spread the word to your colleagues.

New Videos This Month

[If you haven’t already, please register in order to watch videos]

Keynote: Soft Systems
Yolita Wildman, FLEX
Keynote: Deep Dive Q&A
Ben Cooper, FLEX
Shark-Protective Fabric
Matt Kolmes, Volt Smart Yarns

Textile Electronics – Materials Evolution
Jesse Jur, North Carolina State University

E-Textiles Teams
Madison Maxey, LOOMIA
Smart Textiles in an EMS Company
Rebecca Wernette, FLEX
High-Throughput In-Line Testing of E-Textile Goods (Rolls or Otherwise)
Pratyush Rai, Nanowear, Inc.

Deep Dive Q&A with Eisuke Tsuyuzaki, Bayflex, on new product development and what lies ahead for the e-textiles industry

Overview of Functional Inks for E-Textiles
Ken Araujo, NAMICS

You can also view Deep Dive Q&A sessions with each presenter.

IPC E-Textiles Community News

New IPC E-Textiles Committee Standards Activities
The IPC D-70 E-Textiles Committee is launching two new standards projects.

  • Revision A of IPC-8921, Requirements for Woven and Knitted Electronic Textiles (E-Textiles) Integrated with Conductive Fibers, Conductive Yarns and/or Wires
  • New standard: IPC/JPCA-8911, Requirements for Conductive Yarns for E-Textiles Applications

You can read about all of the committee’s standards activities at blog.ipc.org/2020/08/24/how-you-can-get-involved-in-ipcs-e-textiles-activities/.

All IPC standards activities are open to anyone to participate. Email ChrisJorgensen@ipc.org for more information or to join these groups.

Have a Topic to Share on IPC E-Textiles Exchange?
Share your technologies, innovations and ideas through a video presentation or Deeper Dive discussion on IPC E-Textiles Exchange. Email etextiles@ipc.org for more details.