Dimatix Materials Printer DMP-5000

The Dimatix Materials Printer DMP-5000 is a non-contact, fluid deposition system for jetting a wide range of functional fluids using multiple FUJIFILM Dimatix fluid deposition printheads interchangeably including the DMP Cartridge-based printheads, the D-Class printheads and the SX3 and SE3 hybrid production-worthy printheads.

The DMP-5000 has a printable area of 500 x 500 mm with a positional accuracy and repeatability of ± 5 µm and ± 1 µm respectively. The DMP-5000 uses a temperature controlled vacuum platen to accurately register, maintain and thermally manage substrates during printing.

The printer includes an integrated drop visualization system that captures droplet formation images dynamically as droplet ejection parameters are adjusted to produce a tuned printhead and fluid combination. Electronics allow the printhead to be calibrated on a per nozzle basis to compensate for any channel-to-channel variability. A second camera system allows substrate measurements and alignment, observations of fluid drying behavior, with droplet measurement and placement calculations.

Dimatix Materials Cartridge
The Dimatix Materials Cartridge is a snap-in replaceable printhead used with both DMP models and is available in 1 pL and 10 pL drop volumes. Based on FUJIFILM Dimatix' proprietary silicon MEMS technology, the 16-jet Dimatix Materials Cartridge is designed for high-resolution, non-contact jetting of functional fluids in a broad range of applications. The industry-first 1 pL cartridge can deposit features as small as 20 μm (20 millionths of a meter) to fabricate products such as organic thin-film transistors (TFTs) and printed circuits.

SX3 Printhead
The SX3 Printhead is a highly compact, high performance hybrid jetting assembly designed specifically for micro-fluid deposition. The SX3 delivers a precise 8 pL droplet size from 128 inline jets that can be individually tuned. A silicon nozzle plate with a non-wetting coating is compatible with the aggressive fluids used in electronics and other fabrication applications.

SE3 Printhead
The SE3 Printhead similar to the SX3 is a compact, high performance hybrid jetting assembly designed for precise drop placement of a slightly larger drop. The SE3 delivers a 35 pL calibrated drop size through 128 inline jets that can be individually tuned. The silicon nozzle plate has a non-wetting coating and is compatible with the aggressive fluids used in electronics and other fabrication applications.

D-Class Printhead
The D-128 DPN Printheads have 128 individually addressable jets and are constructed using silicon MEMS technology similar to the Dimatix Materials Cartridge, thus enabling direct translation of findings from one printhead to the other. With the industry's only 1 pL production piezoelectric printhead, the D-128 DPN Printheads are also the only printheads with integrated cooling capability to maintain fluid viscosity for operation over heated substrates. The D-128 DPN 1 pL and 10 pL Printheads share identical physical features for easy interchangeability. Both are further enhanced using driver-per-nozzle (DPN) capability, which allows compensating for any channel-to-channel variability between each of the 128-jets. This trimming feature ensures drop volume uniformity, essential for dispensing applications or modifications to drop velocity for increased placement accuracy, critical for patterning applications especially when using very small drop sizes.