Optomec Gets $750k Printer Grant PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Buetow   
Wednesday, 19 March 2008 11:00
SAN JOSE — The U.S. Display Consortium today announced a one-year development contract with Optomec to further develop its M3D Aerosol Jet System for printed electronics. The $750,000 cost-shared award will provide Optomec the opportunity to extend its proprietary additive manufacturing technology to a level that has not been possible before through more traditional printing techniques. 

The USDC is a public/private partnership chartered with developing the flexible electronics and displays industry supply chain.

Under the agreement, Optomec will focus on developing a printing platform for next-generation devices, such as high-density circuitry for printable electronics, displays and photovoltaic cells.  The new printing system will use a multi-nozzle aerosol jet deposition that eliminates the need for screens or stencils required by traditional contact deposition processes, while enabling much finer resolution (4 µm widths). The additive process is said to reduce environmental impact by minimizing waste and chemicals that are part of traditional manufacturing processes. 

“The USDC project will build on Optomec's existing printed electronics solution, which is already gaining traction in the production of more efficient solar cells, embedded sensors and life science devices,” said Optomec president David Ramahi.  
 

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