PiXDRO Inkjet printing

Inkjet printing is an additive manufacturing technology applying functional materials for a variety of applications. These functional materials can have dielectric, conductive, adhesive, mechanical, optical or chemical properties, and are printed with pico-liter sized droplets from a digital file.

Its precise drop placement and accurate drop volumes make functional inkjet printing suited to printed electronics, displays, OLED, sensors, PCBs, semiconductor assembly, chemical machining, photovoltaics, life science and optics.

Inkjet printing can create fine features down to 20 micron and replace techniques such as lithography, screen printing, spray coating and dispensing. There is no more need for masks and screens, significantly saving material usage and enabling short product changeover times.

With a typical distance between the substrate and the inkjet head of just under 1 mm, inkjet is a non-contact deposition technology. So, there is no risk of damaging fragile substrates. Inkjet can also deposit on top of existing 3D topology and fill trenches and cavities, which is a challenge for traditional techniques like screen printing.

PiXDRO Main Features

Modular Robust Design

  • Configurable hardware and software
  • Integration of pre- and postprocessing modules
  • Choice of base platforms for many applications and substrates
  • High accuracy stages
  • Choice of industrial printheads
  • Connectivity to other processing equipment

Optimal Process Control

  • Nozzle and print image inspection
  • Automated printhead maintenance
  • Flexible process control with flow editor
  • MES connection
  • User-level controlled access
  • Integration in clean and inert enclosure

Ease of Use

  • Automated product handling
  • Multi-language support
  • SEMI E10 compatible GUI
  • Flexible recipe editor
  • Low maintenance
  • Easy printhead exchange and calibration

Accurate, versatile and fast

Inkjet printing is very versatile. It can be used for direct material deposition for patterned or homogeneous coatings, from tens of nanometers to tens of micrometers. It can also be used as a 3D printing method.

Because industrial printheads have numerous parallel nozzles, and operate at very high frequencies, inkjet achieves very high throughput. The PiXDRO mass production inkjet printers can hold arrays of multiple printheads, enabling high productivity and flexibility.

PiXDRO inkjet printers for R&D and production

The PiXDRO systems have a modular design, which enables a large degree of customization without compromising reliability and lead times.

The LP50 research and engineering printer excels in flexibility and process control, offering fast product development and time-to-market. The JETx production systems are designed for high productivity and reliability, low cost of ownership and integration in highly automated mass production environments.