Aerosol Jet is a selective direct writing deposition technology. It generates aerosol from an inserted ink and aerodynamically focuses this aerosol in a print head. This allows the aerosol beam to be focused to the distance (between the tip of the deposition nozzle and a substrate) up to 15 mm. Thanks to that, the printing on 3D substrate can be realized even with 2D motion system.
The deposition of the wide range of materials is possible (nanoparticle conductive inks, dielectrics, organic based materials, carbon nanotubes even bioactive materials or enzymes). These featured can lead in a development, for example, of new generation of printed capacitors using sandwich construction with silver nanoparticle aerosol Jet printed electrodes and printed dielectrics layer.
This technology could be used also for RFID tags printing on 3D substrates. The manufacturing of the smart packages for IoT (Internet of Things) networks could be one of its future applications. The presented slides are providing an overview of Aerosol Jet Printing capabilities.
Title: Aerosol Jet Printing Technology Opportunities
Author(s): Jiri Navratil, Radek Soukup
Organisation(s): Department of Technologies and Measurements / RICE, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
Symposium: 1st PCNS Passive Components Networking Days, 12-15th Sep 2017, Brno, Czech Republic
Reference: paper 4.1. New Development Session., PCNS2017 Proceedings Pg.69-74
ISBN: 978-80-905 768-8-9
e-Sessions Applications: Commercial
e-Sessions Scope Components: Capacitors, RF passives
e-Sessions Topics: Technology
read the full paper in pdf here.