Aerosol Jet Materials
Aerosol Jet printers support a wide range of commercially-available materials, including diluted thick film pastes, thermosetting polymers such as UV-curable epoxies, and solvent-based polymers like polyurethane and polyimide. A combination of chemistry and post-treatment allows functional electronic structures to be fabricated directly on low temperature substrates. Conductor inks including Ag, Pt, Pd, and Cu have been developed with cure temperatures less than 120 C°, and higher temperature ceramics, ruthenates, and ferrites are cured using proprietary laser treatment.
Semiconductor, resistor, dielectric adhesives, and etch resist formulations also have been deposited with Aerosol Jet printers on a wide variety of substrates including polyester, polyimide, glass, C-Si, ceramic, FR4 and metal materials. Even biomaterials such as proteins and DNA have been deposited with Aerosol Jet printers without denaturing or loss of bio-activity. Bio-degradable polymers such as PLGA have also been deposited with Aerosol Jet printers.
Optomec customers on maintenance have access to a full array of ink starter recipes. These recipes include information regarding ink types, manufacturers, process set-ups, print parameters, expected print results including line width, thickness and resistivity, and any specific notes and tips regarding sintering times, substrate adhesion, and other pertinent information. For production customers, Optomec offers a variety of material optimization services including material selection for specific applications. Process development to meet specific production throughput requirements. Environmental testing to insure the material will meet specific performance objectives under varying environmental conditions. Full print process development and final recipe creation providing an out-of-box solution for customer specific manufacturing applications.
|METAL INKS||RESISTOR INKS||NON-METALLIC CONDUCTORS|
|Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes
Multi Wall Carbon Nanotubes
|DIELECTRICS AND ADHESIVE||SEMICONDUCTORS||OTHER|
Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes
|General solvents, acids & bases
Photo and etch resists
DNA, Proteins, Enzymes