Inkjet Technology For Printed Electronics and 3D Fabrication

V. Cahill, D Taylor
VCE Solutions, US

Keywords: ink jet

Summary:

Industry forecasters including VCE Solutions and SPF, Inc. project that inkjet will grow significantly over the next decade as a means for manufacturing 3D products, printed electronics, thin film photovoltaic solar cells, and other industrial applications. Vince Cahill will present his group’s evaluation of inkjet print heads, material deposition systems, and deposition build chemistries. He will indicate which technologies will be capable of satisfying the typical performance requirements of current and projected growth applications. He will examine the strengths and limitations of available methods, pointing out the hurdles that the technology providers will have to overcome to move digital fabrication from prototyping toward producing full-scale digital manufacturing solutions. He will provide insight into emerging applications and likely market trends.