Inkjet materials printer

Printable version

Inkjet materials printer

General Information

FIC: Guy Telsnicki

Location: BRK 1100A

System Information

General Description

The most unique feature of this table top printing system is the printhead itself - a world first! FUJIFILM Dimatix has created a MEMS-based cartridge-style printhead that allows users to fill their own fluids and print immediately with the DMP in their own laboratory. To minimize waste of expensive fluids, each cartridge reservoir has a capacity of 1.5 ml. Cartridges can easily be replaced to facilitate printing of a series of fluids. Each single-use cartridge has 16 nozzles linearly spaced at 254 microns with typical drop sizes of 1 and 10 picoliters.

Capabilities

The DMP-2850 allows the deposition of fluidic materials on an 8x11 inch or A4 substrate, utilizing a disposable piezo inkjet cartridge. This printer can create and define patterns over an area of about 200 x 300 mm and handle substrates up to 25 mm thick with an adjustable Z height. The temperature of the vacuum platen, which secures the substrate in place, can be adjusted up to 60°C. The DMP-2850 offers a variety of patterns using a pattern editor program. Additionally, a waveform editor and a drop-watch camera system allows manipulation of the electronic pulses to the piezo jetting device for optimization of the drop characteristics as it is ejected from the nozzle. This system enables easy printing of structures and samples for process verification and prototype creation. Ideal applications for the materials printer include:

  • Material and fluid development and evaluation
  • Prototype and sample generation
  • Fluid and substrate interactions evaluation
  • Product development
  • Optimization and evaluation of digital patterns
  • Deposition of biological fluids including cell patterning, DNA arrays, proteomics

Materials Compatibility

Not Applicable

Useful Links

* Must use iLab and be a trained user to reserve a slot on this system.