FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc. has found success with an ink jet technology used to print silver fluid with features of less than 20 microns which will enable a new method of developing and manufacturing complete RFID tags. This technology can precision print 1 picoliter-sized drops of organic and inorganic materials on a large variety of substrates.
"We are using three Dimatix Materials Printers in our lab for developing foundational devices for displays, sensors and microfluidics," said Dr. Ghassan Jabbour, professor of materials science and engineering at Arizona State University. "With 10 pL drops, we can print multi-layered patterns of gels, metals, conductive polymers and light emitting organic materials. The 1 pL technology has the potential to increase the definition of our patterns to make more compact devices and better performing circuits. The technology may also enable new combinatorial chemistries and the development of printed devices that were not previously possible."
The Dimatix Materials printer will allow for high-precision jetting of all kinds of functional fluids on any type of surface including: plastic, glass, metal sheets, silicon, membranes, gels, thin films and paper. By directly printing on their own substrates, companies can develop prototypes and keep process technology in-house.
FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif.
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