Advanced R2R manufacturing lines for Printed Electronics at CES 2018

2 January 2018 | Press Release

 

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Coatema introduces its latest advancements in lab and roll-to-roll manufacturing equipment at CES 2018 on January 9th-12th. The innovative equipment manufacturer from Germany provides flexible and efficient one-stop-shop solutions for coating, printing and laminating. Combined with the Coatema R&D centre as an open hub for development of processes and products for start ups and market players in printed electronics, the Coatema R&D team with a number of experts in different areas, Coatema provides  the value innovation needed for products show at the CES 2018.

Coatema is the leading manufacturer of Printed Electronics roll-to-roll manufacturing equipment from Germany. Among the broad scope of applications most prominent are OLED, flexible solar cells, biomedical printed sensors, renewables and IoT applications. CES 2018 in Las Vegas is the very first and most representative opportunity in the United States to present brand new advancements in several manufacturing processes.

An ultra-fast reacting slot die is presented as an optimal solution for patterned OLED manufacturing, allowing start-stop reaction times in the low millisecond region. Furthermore, latest brand-new product developments are introduced to the US market: The “New Easycoater” stands for a new generation of sheet-to-sheet printing and coating, while the new “Nanoimprint Line” allows pioneering printed nanostructures.

Coatema’s New Easycoater is an extraordinarily precise sheet-to-sheet lab coating and printing line. This unit is a revolutionary easy and precise combination of slot die or doctor blade coating, screen and ink jet printing and various drying options. The range of applications include printed structures, encapsulation coatings, biomedical sensors, patches, membranes, etc.

All the more, Coatema introduces its also recently released Nanoimprint coating line for highly innovative roll-to-roll manufacturing of micro- and nanostructured surfaces as they are often used in latest light guide applications, functional surfaces and biomedical sensors. More information on both lines is presented at the Coatema booth No. 40937 in the OE-A joint pavilion at CES at TechWest.

 
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FUJIFILM Dimatix Si-MEMS Technology Coming to Scanning Applications with SAMBA GMA

5th June 2017 | Press Releases

 

Showcasing the latest in technological advancements, FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc. announces innovations within the Samba™ printhead family, introducing the Samba GMA line of products.

FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc., the world’s leading supplier of drop-on-demand inkjet printheads continues building upon its long and innovative history of providing industrial printheads that deliver excellent dot placement accuracy, channel-to-channel uniformity, low crosstalk and high frequency/high productivity with their Samba printheads.

FUJIFILM Dimatix will soon have available GMA products based on Si-MEMS technology along with the Samba G3L (single-pass focus).

The Samba GMA is a compact, low voltage, full silicon MEMs printhead designed for scanning applications such as textile, indoor signage, soft (dye sub) signage and high quality UV printing. Based on state-of-the-art silicon micro-electro-mechanical systems manufacturing (Si-MEMS), Samba GMA printheads are the most advanced technology available today.

With 384 individually addressable nozzles, the Samba GMA 33 printhead has a native 300 dpi resolution and a native ink drop size of 5 picoliters (pl) delivering outstanding print quality that can jet a wide range of fluids including UV curable, solvent, and aqueous inks.

GMA 33 Printhead Technology Highlights:

  • Industrial Silicon MEMS
  • 384 nozzles
  • 300 native dpi
  • 5 picoliter native drop size
  • RediJet™  continuous ink recirculation
  • VersaDrop™ multi-level grayscale plus multi-drop and fixed drop sizes in binary mode
  • Robust design and high speed operation
  • Multiple ink capabilities

Through continuous ink recirculation directly behind the nozzle and several innovations including nozzle plate design, specialized nozzle plate geometry, and waveforms tailored to specific fluids, known asRediJet, this process unlocks the full productive potential of the Samba GMA printhead. RediJet allows the printheads to be quickly and easily primed, resulting in faster time to print, minimal ink waste and greater reliability.

FUJIFILM Dimatix’ breakthrough VersaDrop jetting technology allows multiple fixed drop sizes in binary mode and greyscale capability from one printhead, with no loss to productivity. In binary operating mode, the Samba GMA printhead is designed to eject adjustable drop sizes from 5 to 18 picoliters, and can support grayscale levels as defined by the users control electronics.

“The speed, precision and scalability of the Samba GMA platform sets a new standard for scanning printer designs, providing significantly expanded capabilities that system developers will need to meet the requirements of high-speed, high-image quality printing,” said Terry O’Keeffe, strategic customer support manager, FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc.

FUJIFILM Dimatix developed Si-MEMS technology that is becoming an important design and development tool throughout the printing industry. An industry white paper was recently released, detailing Si-MEMS technology to address key print industry market needs.

FUJIFILM Dimatix has been in the forefront of print industry innovation for over 30 years. They conduct ongoing research with customers and other industry partners to keep abreast of their product and service needs. FUJIFILM Dimatix, the world's leading provider of inkjet printheads for commercial and industrial printing, is evolving inkjetting into a micro-production process that will revolutionize the manufacture of electronic and bioscience applications. The company's technology innovations and world-class fabrication processes enable high-performance, micro-precision printing and deposition of traditional inks and nano-particle fluids on all types of surfaces, including flexible substrates.

To learn more about FUJIFILM Dimatix, please visit: FujifilmUSA.com.

 
Nanoimprint is the new Hot Topic

27 March 2017 | Press releases

 

Dusseldorf, GERMANY. The cooperation between Coatema Coating Machinery and temicon has revealed a brand-new R2R-Nanoimprint line. The new line allows nanoimprinting of seamless structures on rolled products up to the width of 300 millimeters for various applications. At the same time, temicon has ordered with Coatema a production line of one meter working width. This line is going to start operations in the second half of this year.

“This is probably the largest production line of its kind in Europe.” comments Dr. Oliver Humbach, CEO of temicon. “We are very proud having temicon on as a partner who is an absolute specialist and pioneer in manufacturing of nanoimprint structures.” adds Dr. Andreas Giessmann, CEO and president of Coatema. The existing corporation under the label TEMICOAT® is significantly moving ahead and now allows the manufacturing of various micrometer and sub-micrometers structures at atmospheric pressure. The scope of applications comprise lightguide structures, biomedical sensors, microfluidic, decorative and haptic surfaces.

About temicon GmbH

temicon GmbH is the leading producer of high-quality micro- and nanostructured products serving as key components for applications like lighting, display, life science, solar technology and environmental engineering. The technology enterprise has established a unique technology platform for micro- and nanostructure technology aspects. The company uses lithographic processes, thin-film technologies, electroforming, injection molding, R2R- and R2P-technologies for the production of micro- and nanostructures – with special focus on large size patterning and serial production. For more information, visit www.temicon.com

About Coatema GmbH

Since 40 years Coatema is well known as the leading manufacturer of innovative machines in coating, printing and laminating technology. From in-house lab solutions to production plants Coatema provides the full range of advanced customer solutions. For more information, visit www.coatema.de

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Researchers working on process development for high-volume manufacturing of innovative 2D nanomaterial products

19. July 2016 | Press releases

“HEA2D” consortium aims to create basis for end-to-end processing chain for two-dimensional nanomaterials

AIXTRON SE (FSE: AIXA; NASDAQ: AIXG), a worldwide leading provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry, is working together with five partners in the “HEA2D” project to investigate the production, qualities, and applications of 2D nanomaterials.

When integrated into mass production processes, 2D materials have the potential to create integrated and systematic product and production solutions that are sustainable in social, economic, and ecological terms. Using 2D materials will help to address topics such as climate change, an environmentally-friendly and affordable energy supply or mobility, addressing the increasing scarcity of resources. These materials also enable new and innovative solutions to be explored. Even though the potential harbored by this new class of materials has been demonstrated for increasing numbers of applications and with ever greater dynamism in a laboratory environment, attempts at high-volume product manufacturing functionalized with 2D materials have so far failed due to the fragmented production chain. In view of this, material-based innovations with 2D materials have not yet led to any major product innovations in practice.

The joint project HEA2D is now researching an end-to-end processing chain consisting of various deposition processes for 2D materials, processes for transfer onto plastic foils, and mass integration into plastics components. AIXTRON’s partners for implementing systems technology and integrating materials into plastic molded parts are the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology (IPT), Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH (Coatema), and Kunststoff-Institut Lüdenscheid (K.I.M.W.). This work is being supported in terms of nano-analytics and the development of prototype components by the Institutes of “Electronic Materials and Nanostructures” (University of Duisburg-Essen) and “Graphene-based Nanotechnology” (University of Siegen).

Drawing on co-operations already in place at the project partners, the project results will be communicated to interested companies worldwide. The aim here is to integrate suggestions from end users into the production chain at an early stage of development already. To this end, the project will also use the platform operated by the “Graphene and 2D Materials” specialist group and the North Rhine Westphalia plastics cluster “Kunststoffland NRW”.

One focus of AIXTRON’s subproject involves researching (MO)-CVD processes and systems technology for the deposition of optically active 2D semiconductor materials such as molybdenum tungsten (Mo, W), selenium sulfur (Se, S), and graphene. Furthermore, together with its project partners the company will be working out a roll-to-roll concept for use in the synthesis and transfer of graphene. To ensure the efficient realization of a demonstration tool which is a core aspect of the HEA2D innovations, preliminary investigations will be performed, particularly to identify suitable source chemicals, on an existing system at AIXTRON’s applications laboratory. Based on the findings, the existing system technology will be enhanced. Together with its project partners, demonstrators on the basis of 2D semiconductor materials will be manufactured.

“HEA2D” is being promoted with funds from the European Fund for Regional Development (EFRE) 2014-2020.

 
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FUJIFILM Dimatix Launches New Materials Printer DMP-2850

Significant upgrades with enhanced performance

Santa Clara, CA – WEBWIRE – Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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This latest update to the desktop Dimatix Materials Printer is just the most recent in a series of investments we are making in this field

FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc. announces the new Dimatix Material Printer DMP-2850, with innovative features and enhanced performance for technology development in printed electronics, displays, and beyond, which is an upgraded and enhanced version of the industry leading inkjet deposition research platform, the DMP-2831.

Since its launch over 10 years ago, the DMP-2831 has become the industry standard laboratory tool for the development of inkjet deposition fluids and processes, with approximately 1,000 units placed worldwide in academic and industrial facilities. FUJIFILM Dimatix is now introducing the DMP-2850 as a significant upgrade to better serve R&D customers with improved cameras, more intuitive application software, and provisions for automated data collection and analysis.

The DMP-2850 includes an embedded 64-bit PC preconfigured with Microsoft Windows 8.1 and updated Drop Manager software. Two high-speed cameras with finer resolution optics provide superior images for drop-watching and print inspection functions. To accompany the hardware changes, the DMP-2850 will build on user accessibility and flexibility with an enhanced software platform. Remote access API and open architecture enable remote monitoring of cameras and printer status. More options for complex printing will be available with feature recognition, auto registration functions, and support for multi-layer printing. Jetting evaluation and drop watching operations will also benefit from automated analysis.

A complete platform for precision printing of materials, jetting analysis, and fluid development, the DMP-2850 provides the user with powerful tools for R&D work. A drop watching system enables jetting performance to be analyzed in combination with extensive control over printhead operation. A fiducial camera facilitates print inspection and accurate print registration to existing features. Cartridges are available with two native drop sizes, one and 10 picoliters, allowing customers their choice of jettable fluids. Silicon MEMS cartridge technology ensures compatibility with a wide range of organic solvent or aqueous-based fluid chemistries.

FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc. CEO and President, Martin Schoeppler, is keen to stress the continuing importance of the DMP-2850 for materials deposition. “This latest update to the desktop Dimatix Materials Printer is just the most recent in a series of investments we are making in this field.”

The DMP-2850 will be available from September 2016, and with enhanced user applications in the first quarter of 2017.

 
aNexus is the founding member of LUX photonics Consortium

27 October 2015 | Press releases

 

On 21st September 2015, Minister-in-Charge of the Smart Nation Initiative, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan announced the formation of the LUX Photonics Consortium at the Techventure 2015. Formed by Nanyang Technological University, the National University of Singapore and seven other research laboratories and companies, it seeks to encourage collaborations between institutes of higher learning and the industry, on how to harness and distribute energy from light for areas such as medicine, security and defence. aNexus is proud to be the founding member to support bringing Singapore research into industry. With our expertise in advanced material growth technology, functional material printing, from sheet to sheet to roll to roll manufacturing, we are confident to bring immediate value add to the consortium. The network of this consortium will proof to be a value added connection to the community internally and globally.

 
AIXTRON: Major Asian display manufacturer purchases system for the deposition of OLED barrier films

September 09, 2015 | Press releases


First order for recently acquired innovative technology

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AIXTRON SE (FSE: AIXA; NASDAQ: AIXG), a worldwide leading provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry, has sold the first Optacap-200 encapsulation tool to a major Asian display manufacturer. The standalone R&D system that handles substrate sizes of 200 mm x 200 mm was ordered in the third quarter 2015 and is scheduled for delivery in the first quarter 2016.

The innovative Optacap plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) technology enables the deposition of highly flexible and effective barrier films for thin-film encapsulation of OLED display, OLED lighting, organic photovoltaic and flexible electronic devices.

“Thin-film encapsulation is an essential step within the OLED manufacturing process. Therefore, we are delighted to be able to provide an innovative solution to the industry which delivers excellent barrier films at high throughput. Therefore, this solution contributes to a significant reduction of manufacturing costs for the critical encapsulation process step within the production of flexible as well as rigid OLED devices”, says Andreas Toennis, Chief Technology Officer of AIXTRON SE.

The groundbreaking Optacap encapsulation technology has been the main driver for AIXTRONs acquisition of Silicon Valley-based Company PlasmaSi, Inc.in April 2015. The full integration of the technology into AIXTRONs already existing OLED activities is part of the company’s incorporation into the AIXTRON Group.

 
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