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.
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.
Fluid deposition using digital inkjet technology is extremely predictable and repeatable, allowing for more precise control than can be achieved with analogue processes.
Digital inkjet technology avoids tooling, materials and set up procedures, replacing multiple processes to achieve faster turnaround times and lower production costs.
Each digitally produced pattern can be different, reducing batch sizes and inventory and shortening time to market.
Many functional fluids are expensive, but inkjet repeatedly delivers precise volumes to where they are needed, minimising fluid wastage and saving cost.
With demand for ever thinner, more fragile substrates such as glass and silicon, the non-contact nature of inkjet helps reduce in-production breakage.
The nature of inkjet allows fluid deposition onto pre-textured surfaces and the building up of multiple (potentially different) layers.
Individual printheads can be grouped together to increase resolution and are scalable across any print width.
This exciting technology, patented by Xaar, launched digital inkjet into a new era by improving reliability even in the harshest industrial environments.
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.
TF Technology® enables self-priming of the nozzles, so maintenance cycles are short and self-recovery is rapid.
The Xaar 1003 works with a wide range of fluids that can have higher viscosities and denser pigments than those of conventional printing methods.
Temperature is distributed evenly across the printhead for consistent drop formation and uniform, repeatable fluid deposition.
XaarDOT® optimises drop size, drop formation and fluid performance to achieve the best combination of quality and speed for a specific application.
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".
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.
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.
Xaar's XUSB Drive Electronics, Midas and Hydra Ink Supply Systems are designed for easy evaluation, configuration and rapid system integration.
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Scroll through our Advanced Manufacturing gallery to see the variety of applications that can be delivered by Xaar inkjet printheads
- CIT: PCBFlexible printed circuit produced using Xaar 1003 AMp
- Molecular Imprint: SiliconNano Imprint CMOS Disk produced using Xaar 1003 AMx
- Schmid: SolarConductive seed layer produced using Xaar 1003 AMp
- University of Sheffield: Additive ManufacturingHigh speed sintering printed using Xaar 1003
- Nakan Techno: DisplayBlack mask and insulators produced using Xaar 1003 AMp
- Solar panels
Printheads for advanced manufacturing
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Xaar 1003 AMp
The Xaar 1003 AMp is the first of a new range of market-leading piezoelectric drop-on-demand printheads for Advanced Manufacturing applications.
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Xaar 1003 AMx
The Xaar 1003 AMx is the latest addition to the range of market-leading
piezoelectric drop-on-demand printheads for Advanced Manufacturing applications.