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​​Digital inkjet is increasingly considered for advanced manufacturing processes for the deposition of functional fluids across a broad range of industrial applications. As an inkjet innovator we are focused on developing these applications. We have a professional team working closely with manufacturers, fluid formulators and specialist printer makers to bring these new processes to market.

Print as a manufacturing process

Digital inkjet is the creation of small, uniform droplets which can be jetted accurately and with precision onto a wide range of substrates. This technique offers advantages over established print and coating processes and enables emerging fabrication methods such as Additive Manufacturing, 3D printing and nanoimprint lithography.
 
The technology built into Xaar's latest range of advanced printheads allows inkjet to be applied in both scanning and single-pass modes making digital inkjet printing a realistic choice for high output in-line batch and roll-to-roll production.


Why digital?

Controlled

Fluid deposition using digital inkjet technology is extremely predictable and repeatable, allowing for more precise control than can be achieved with analogue processes.

Efficient

Digital inkjet technology avoids tooling, materials and set up procedures, replacing multiple processes to achieve faster turnaround times and lower production costs.

Flexible

Each digitally produced pattern ​can be different, reducing batch sizes and inventory and shortening time to market.

Why inkjet?

Precise

Many functional fluids are expensive, but inkjet repeatedly delivers precise volumes to where they are needed, minimising fluid wastage and saving cost.

Non-contact

With demand for ever thinner, more fragile substrates such as glass and silicon, the non-contact nature of inkjet helps reduce in-production breakage.

Additive

The nature of inkjet allows fluid deposition onto pre-textured surfaces and the building up of multiple (potentially different) layers.

Scalable

Individual printheads can be grouped together to increase resolution and are scalable across any print width.

Why Xaar?

TF Technology™

This exciting technology, patented by Xaar, launched digital inkjet into a new era by improving reliability even in the harshest industrial environments.

Reliable

With Xaar's TF Technology® ink flows directly past t he back of the nozzle during drop ejection, removing air bubbles and unwanted particles, avoiding sedimentation and nozzle blocking, thereby minimising operator intervention and maximising production uptime.

Fast

TF Technology® enables self-priming of the nozzles, so maintenance cycles are short and self-recovery is rapid.

Capable

The Xaar 1003 works with a wide range of fluids that can have higher viscosities and denser pigments than those of conventional printing methods.

Consistent

Temperature is distributed evenly across the printhead for consistent drop formation and uniform, repeatable fluid deposition.

Flexible

XaarDOT® optimises drop size, drop formation and fluid performance to achieve the best combination of quality and speed for a specific application.

Controllable

Greyscale operation allows the deposition of variable drop volumes within a single pattern to control coating thickness and counter optical effects such as banding and "Mura".

Modular

1000 Optimised Geometry nozzles at 360 npi give full coverage from a single pass and enable simple integration of multiple printheads into larger single-pass print bars.

Efficient

Xaar's patented shear mode, shared-wall technology and acoustic waveforms deliver exceptionally low levels of internal mechanical stress, for low power consumption, unsurpassed reliability and extended printhead life.

Comprehensive

Xaar's XUSB Drive Electronics, Midas and Hydra Ink Supply Systems are designed for easy evaluation, configuration and rapid system integration.



Printheads for advanced manufacturing