Expanding upon the DMP-2800, the DMP-3000 features a larger printable area of 300 x 300 mm and maintains a positional accuracy and repeatability of ± 5 µm and ± 1 µm, respectively. The DMP-3000 uses a temperature controlled vacuum platen to accurately register, maintain and thermally manage substrates during printing. These substrates include plastic, glass, ceramics, and silicon, as well as flexible substrates from membranes, gels, and thin films to paper products. The printer includes an integrated drop visualization system that captures droplet formation images dynamically as droplet ejection parameters are adjusted to produce a tuned printhead and fluid combination. Also, sophisticated electronics allow the printhead to be calibrated on a per nozzle basis to compensate for any channel-to-channel variability. A second camera system allows substrate measurements and alignment, observations of fluid drying behavior, and droplet measurement and placement calculations.
Multiple FUJIFILM Dimatix printhead models including the 1 and 10 picoliter DMP Cartridge-based printheads and the SX3 and SE3 hybrid production-worthy printhead models are used interchangeably with the DMP-3000 printer.
The Dimatix Materials Cartridge is a snap-in replaceable printhead used with both DMP models and is available in 1 pL and 10 pL drop volumes. Based on FUJIFILM Dimatix' proprietary silicon MEMS technology, the 16-jet Dimatix Materials Cartridge is designed for high-resolution, non-contact jetting of functional fluids in a broad range of applications. The industry-first 1 pL cartridge can deposit features as small as 20 µm (20 millionths of a meter) to fabricate products such as organic thin-film transistors (TFTs) and printed circuits.
The SX3 Printhead is a highly compact, high performance hybrid jetting assembly designed specifically for micro-fluid deposition. The SX3 delivers a precise 8 pL droplet size from 128 inline jets that can be individually tuned. A silicon nozzle plate with a non-wetting coating is compatible with the aggressive fluids used in electronics and other fabrication applications.
The SE3 Printhead similar to the SX3 is a compact, high performance hybrid jetting assembly designed for precise drop placement of a slightly larger drop. The SE3 delivers a 35 pL calibrated drop size through 128 inline jets that can be individually tuned. The silicon nozzle plate has a non-wetting coating and is compatible with the aggressive fluids used in electronics and other fabrication applications.
The D-Class printhead has been specifically designed for non-contact printing of functional fluids for applications such as displays, electronics and biotechnology. The D-128/1 and D-128/10 DPN printheads share identical physical features for easy interchangeability. Both are further enhanced using driver per nozzle (DPN) capability, which allows correction for any channel-to-channel variability. This trimming feature ensures drop volume uniformity, essential for dispensing applications or modifications to drop velocity for increased placement accuracy, critical for patterning applications especially when using very small drop sizes.
Because FUJIFILM Dimatix cartridge printheads and high performance printheads can be used interchangeably within the same unit, scale-up from development to production can readily occur. This means that initial research, sample and process developments are translatable from the laboratory and can be used to specify prototype printing system design and development.