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Dimatix Releases DMP-5000 Materials Printer


November 30, 2010
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Fujifilm
Dimatix, which develops industrial inkjet printheads, components and
systems, introduced its new Dimatix Materials Printer (DMP),
described as a large-format, non-contact, fluid deposition system
capable of jetting functional fluids.


The
DMP-5000 has a printable area of 500 x 500 mm and, according to
Fujifilm, maintains a positional accuracy and repeatability of ± 5 µm
and ± 1 µm, respectively. The DMP-5000 uses a temperature controlled
vacuum platen to register, maintain and thermally manage substrates
during printing. These substrates include plastic, glass, ceramics, and
silicon, as well as flexible substrates ranging from membranes, gels,
and thin films to paper products.


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

“With
the addition of the new DMP-5000, combined with our broad range of
interchangeable printheads, wide range of drop volumes and application
specific capabilities, Dimatix now provides the most comprehensive
solutions in the industry for process, fluids and product development
for materials deposition applications,” said Martin Schoeppler, CEO and
President of Fujifilm Dimatix, Inc.


The DMP-5000 joins the DMP-2800 and DMP-3000 printers introduced in 2005 and 2009, respectively.