Development of Novel Bend-mode Piezo Inkjet Print Head Utilizing MEMS Technology for Printed Electronics Applications

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We are trying to develop a new inkjet printing head with the use of MEMS technology for the Printed Electronics applications. The newly developed print head consists of three layers; a nozzle plate, an intermediate plate, and an actuator. The actuator has an unimorph structure with piezo ceramic element. We investigated the effects of a nozzle-hole shape, structures of a pressure chamber and an ink inlet, and finally achieved to drive the actuator to displace small volume of ink with higher frequency by optimizing them.

We also investigated the effects of the nozzle-hole shape and ink repellency of the nozzle plate to minimize the angle deviation of jetted droplets.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: January 1, 2012

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    Since 2005, NIP has been held in conjunction with the Digital Fabrication Conference.

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