New Methods for Digital Fabrication of Printed Circuits
Considering how revolutionary and disruptive these factors are to established methods of PCB manufacture, it is also an opportunity to consider alternative methods to produce complex boards. Today's technology involves many complicated steps, such as generation of photo masks, its subsequent removal, electroplating. generation of electrically conductive vias or through holes, etching to remove unwanted architecture, screen printing of solder mask and its removal, plus the elimination or recycling of many hazardous chemicals. With the discovery of and evolution of better electrically conductive polymers. some manufacturers have developed methods to integrate this new technology in the design of PCB's Development of electrically conductive inks, some using the new polymers, have led to the fabrication of circuits using ink jet printing.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2005-01-01
For more than 30 years, IS&T's series of digital printing conferences have been the leading forum for discussion of advances and new directions in 2D and 3D printing technologies. A comprehensive, industry-wide conference that brings together industry and academia, this meeting includes all aspects of the hardware, materials, software, images, and applications associated with digital printing systems?particularly those involved with additive manufacturing and fabrication?including bio-printing, printed electronics, page-wide, drop-on-demand, desktop and continuous ink jet, toner-based systems, and production digital printing, as well as the engineering capability, optimization, and science involved in these fields. In 2016, the conference changed its name formally to Printing for Fabrication to better reflect the content of the meeting and the evolving technology of printing.
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