A UK inkjet printheads distributor has launched a five-step service. The service is for the assessment of materials utilized in advanced production applications. The service is presently assisting firms centering on the jetting of liquids with high thickness.
Because of that, Xaar has invested in a laboratory varnished with testing machinery as well as an n.jet 3D printer from German maker Notion Systems. The Development Manager, Advanced Manufacturing and 3D Printheads at Xaar Business, Mike Seal says the following:
“Inkjet technology is now highly relevant across a multitude of new product development applications, and we wanted to enable companies to be able to review the suitability of inkjet printing in their product development programs without the need for significant capital investment or upfront costs.”
The five-step-service begins with an initial liquid assessment that offers direction on like ink development and material compatibility. It also offers direction on rheology testing and fluid physicals estimation. The next stage centers on printhead waveform arrangement, and also fluid enhancement.
This is included under jetting streamlining. In step three, liquid specimens are made using custom inspection gears. 3D and other excellent sample manufacture are created with the Xaar 1003 GS12 and n.jet printheads.
Here, the n.jet serves as a Photopolymer jetting device. It has the ability to print layers amid 0.0185mm – 0.0025mm within six seconds per sheet. This is for features small like 0.1mm. In step four the specimens are increased with its usage in determination. The 5th and last step finishes every project through the provision of application improvements and support, advice, and testing.
As stated by Xaar, many inkjet printheads can jet materials with stickiness with a range of 10-25 mPa.s. The TF technology by Xaar is enhancing material thickness due to ink recirculation.
This procedure earlier allowed the application of high thickness and high particle-loaded liquids. This includes BASF’s refined photopolymers.
“Providing access to our inkjet development expertise through our 5-step service helps clients get to market quicker by reducing their own development timelines and costs,” said Seal.
“From 3D printing through to functional fluid applications such as optics and flat panel displays, the possibilities and applications for inkjet printing are extremely diverse, and our dedicated team and 5-step service is here to support throughout each development project.”