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Production Digital Fabrication System using the Dimatix Q-Class Printhead

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The Q-Class printheads are the newest printheads from Fujifilm Dimatix. Due to their silicon orifice plate, they provide improved drop placement accuracy per cost over earlier printheads. These printheads are capable of jetting fluids with a wide range of drop volumes. A new system for generating patterns for a high volume production masking application was developed using the Q-Class printheads. The accuracy of drop placement, feature definition and the throughput of this system will be disclosed. The architecture of the deposition system, which uses new drive electronics developed by ImTech, Inc. and mechanism developed by Korvis Automation, Inc. will be described. During development many practical implementation challenges were encountered. The most significant of these will be identified along with their solutions.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2010-01-01

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