Microdrop Inkjet Micropatterning System
Compared to other patterning techniques, inkjet printing provides a very versatile and low cost microfabrication capability that has attracted significant research and industrial interest. Inkjet technology can be used to pattern a variety of liquids including polymers, proteins, and various solvents. This technique is used for non-contact patterning onto rigid, flexible, rough, smooth, and 3-D substrates. This process is accurate, high resolution, high speed, and consumes very little material as compared to a lithographic process.
This Microdrop System has the following spcifications:
Materials and Solvents
Materials (solvents) printed using this system must have a boiling point in excess of 100°C in order to avoid cavitation bubbles which prevent stable dispensing. The fluid makes direct contact with the following materials: glass, PTFE and PEEK. It is possible to use the solvents listed below, but never HF (it will destroy the glass) and not high concentrated base like NaOH (after a while it will change the surface of the glass).
The inkjet system manual is available HERE.