Trident Launches 256Jet-D Inkjet Printhead Print E-mail
Written by Philip Buonpastore   
Tuesday, 11 March 2008 15:11
Trident Industrial Inkjet has announced the launch of its 256Jet-D inkjet printhead. The printhead features durable stainless steel construction that reportedly allows for printing of a variety of direct-write printable electronic applications with up to five times the resolution of screen printing.

The company reports that the product is designed for printing traces, contacts, embedded passives and components on a PCB, as well as for the printing of flexible photovoltaics, fuel cells and batteries in other applications.
 
"As an additive process, inkjet is a very attractive option for direct write, printable electronics," explained Steve Liker, Trident business. "It allows manufacturers to print exactly the amount of material they need, exactly where they need it, saving significant time and expense when compared to subtractive printing methods that waste valuable printing materials."
 
The 256Jet-D nozzle plate can reportedly be easily removed, cleaned and reassembled, and users can purchase multiple interchangeable nozzle plates to print different drop volume sizes using one printhead. The product is available in two models, with drop volume ranges of 5 to 40 picoliters and 50 to 80 picoliters in size.
 
The printhead’s inert stainless steel construction has a claimed resistance to the corrosive alkaline and acidic materials often used in the deposition of printable electronic components. The printhead can reportedly be heated to 70°C and jet fluids up to 30 cps, and print materials with double the viscosity of traditional inkjet systems. The product has a claimed lifespan of 90 billion firings.

www.trident-itw.com
 

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