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Xaar Launches Printhead for Advanced Manufacturing


First in a new range of piezoelectric drop-on-demand printheads

Xaar announces the launch of the Xaar 1002 AMp printhead - the first in a new range of piezoelectric drop-on-demand printheads designed specifically for advanced manufacturing applications.         
The Xaar 1002 AMp is perfect for very small drop fluid deposition on an industrial scale and is capable of consistently jetting droplets as small as 1 pL for the production of fine features, patterns and coatings. The combination of highly accurate, very small drops and unrivalled reliability enables the industrialisation of advanced manufacturing processes in sectors such as display, PCB, semiconductors and photovoltaics.

Many applications require tight regulation of coating thicknesses, precise patterns and management of substrate surface characteristics. The Xaar 1002 AMp combines highly accurate drop placement, consistent drop volume and high frequency jetting with variable drop size capability to deliver the precise fluid control essential for these processes.

“Developing inkjet as an advanced manufacturing process is hugely challenging,” said David Chapman, who is responsible for developing Xaar’s Advanced Manufacturing business. “Every application is unique with its own functional fluids and exacting print demands. What you can achieve in a lab is often almost impossible to replicate in a high efficiency manufacturing environment. The new Xaar 1002 AMp printhead is built on a proven high performance industrial inkjet platform and is supported by Xaar’s unique experience in fluid handling and equipment integration to help our partners develop bespoke manufacturing solutions.”