Manufacturing technology - the essentials
The advances in manufacturing are coming at least as rapidly as those in design and materials. For example, take truly nano silver ink of NanoMas Technologies. The particles are a few nanometers across not the typical tens of nanometers. It has even been deposited and cured on acetate film, still giving superb conductivity. Its use is leveraged by use in Optomec “aerosol jet” printers. These are a totally new development and they will be presented at the conference by Optomec, together with the latest from NanoMas. Professor Peter Peumans of Stanford University will explain, “Printing High Performance Electronics using Vapor Jets.”
For the high speed production envisaged by most participants we must marry the speed of conventional printing with sophisticated in-line testing that is more relevant to electronics. Speaker Yair Kipman of ImageXpert says, “Sophisticated inspection, both on-line and off-line, will be key to the printed electronics industry. We’ll be discussing the role of machine vision systems and the challenges that are specific to this market.” OTB and others will also cover production aspects.
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