The Czech Republic’s University of Pardubice selected nScrypt’s
3Dn Tabletop Factory in a Tool (FiT) to support its research on printing electronic materials and structures.
“We selected nScrypt’s 3Dn-Tabletop machine because it is possible to print inks with a huge variety of viscosity," said Professor Tomáš Syrový, a member of the University’s Chemical Technology faculty. "The machine’s functionality is allowing us to prototype various functional structures using hundreds of commercial inks or our experimental ink formulations, which we are using in our labs for industrial oriented R&D and for education. This is a big advantage because we can use identical inks which we in previous times optimized for conventional printing techniques, such as screen printing, gravure printing, or flexography, and which we are using for various large area material printing applications. This is the perfect tool to enable my group to do faster development of various applications like various sensory structures, battery electrode layers, or conductive paths on 3D shaped objects, which our industrial partners frequently request for their commercial applications. A big advantage of the nScrypt system is how it helps our educational mission, where the students are in contact with latest hi-tech printing technologies, which allow them precise material printing, 3D bioprinting of biologically compatible materials, or conformal printing on 3D objects.”
The University selected a 3Dn-Tabletop (Dual-Head), multi-material, precision ball screw motion platform, which will be outfitted with a SmartPump microdispensing tool head and nVision cameras that monitor the tool heads for automated in-process inspection and computer vision routines. The system also includes a point laser height sensor for Z-tracking and mapping for conformal printing onto objects of any surface shape.
"This machine’s SmartPump can microdispense more than 10,000 commercially available materials, ranging from a few centipoises (like water) to millions of centipoise (much thicker than peanut butter)," nScrypt CEO Ken Church said.